Shanghai Street, Hong Kong

Do you want to update your kitchen arsenal? Are you visiting Hong Kong or have friends in the city? Then Shanghai street is the place to visit! A short walk from the Yau Ma Tei MTR station in the Jordan area, Shanghai Street is a veritable treasure trove for the serious chef.

Shanghai Street is one of Hong Kong's oldest streets (and one of the longest). It is an early example of land reclaimed from the sea and the street got its name from the time when the government named Kowloon's streets after the Chinese provinces they traded with.

Some of the street's buildings with shops on the ground floor have existed for more than a century. It's a great place to just wander and look, and you'll find everything from used blenders to beautiful Japanese ceramics and bamboo steamers. But it's also where serious chefs go to buy their equipment.