Monday, July 20, 2015

San Francisco: Chinatown Kite Shop and The Wok Shop


These two shops are across the street from each other.  An item from either would make a great souvenir. 

Chinatown Kite Shop  717 Grant St./Sacramento St., Chinatown, (415) 989-5182.  Daily 10am-8pm.  Family-owned since 1969, this tiny shop stocks all kinds of  kites--Asian fighting kites, dragon kites, traditional Chinese handmade silk-butterfly kites, cartoon-character diamond kites, and even dual-control stunt kites.  Not interested in flying a kite?  Consider using them as a room decoration.  Chinese costumes and a lion dance costume are also available.
exterior of Chinatown Kite Shop in San Francisco

interior of Chinatown Kite Shop in San Francisco

bug kite at Chinatown Kite Shop in San Francisco

The Wok Shop  718 Grant Ave./Sacramento St., Chinatown, (415) 989-3797.  Daily 10am-6pm.  Owner Tane Chan calls the wok the “original nonstick pan” and provides directions on how to season one.  She promotes Chinese culinary arts, has written a book about stir-frying, and has many demonstration videos on YouTube.  The shop also is stocked with interesting cooking equipment and, of course, Chinese tea sets.
exterior of The Wok Shop in Chinatown San Francisco

interior of The Wok Shop in Chinatown San Francisco

interior of The Wok Shop in Chinatown San Francisco

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images ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


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