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Knives in Beijing/Shanghai?

Thanks so much, all of you! I'm excited because the class covers knife skills, and that's one of my weak areas. I think even if I buy a cleaver in Beijing, I have to go to Zhang Xiao Quan (can't do the characters, sorry) while we're in Shanghai. I can always use a new pair of sewing scissors.

Old School Portland Eateries

Have to add a couple, even though it's been a while. Hung Far Low, just for the name. I've never managed to eat there (tried once, but the waitress's cigarette ash was just too long for comfort. Seriously), but I have a Chinese-American friend who thinks it's a classic.

The Virginia Cafe. New location (across from downtown library), but same kinda place. Also, if you're into Chinese, you MUST try Om Seafood, out on SE Powell at about 75th.

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Hung Far Low
2410 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216

Mar 07, 2011
saucy.wench in Metro Portland

Knives in Beijing/Shanghai?

Leaving for Beijing on the 16th, and wondering if anyone has some knife shopping tips for either Beijing or Shanghai. I can go off the beaten path (have been to China numerous times, and my daughter speaks some Mandarin).

I'll be taking a cooking class -- www.hutongcuisine.com -- would I be best off just talking to the teacher?

Thanks