In Chinatown, at “Woks ‘n’ Things”: Part One

NOTE: I have processed these images in black and white, because I felt color distracted from the simplicity of the wonderful designs.

Each has also been run through Photoshop’s (TM) Smart Blur filter, in small, but varying amounts.

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The door to Ken Moy’s “Wok ‘n’ Things” is a few steps up and is in English. I much prefer the sidelight, which is in Chinese.

To the left of the door is a window full of articles, including this great sign!

To the left of the door is a window full of articles, including this great sign!

 

How about this...a Kahuna Burner!  Looks very interesting, if you cook outdoors!

How about this…a Portable Kahuna Burner! Looks very interesting, if you cook outdoors, or at the beach!

 

What would the Chinese kitchen be without stainless steel ladles, like these...

What would the Chinese kitchen be without stainless steel ladles, like these…

 

...or bamboo-handled mesh strainers?  Use these to take your food from the wok to the serving dish.

…or bamboo-handled mesh strainers? Use these to take your food from the wok to the serving dish.

 

These biscuit cutters are stainless steel, not tin, as you normally find.  See that small heart at the left?  Yup, it's mine now, just in time for some heart-shaped cookies!

These biscuit cutters are stainless steel, not tin, as you normally find. See that small heart at the left? Yup, it’s mine now, just in time for some heart-shaped cookies!

 

Looking up, there's a beautiful array of Chinese lanterns, both plain and printed...I almost bought one, but didn't want to be balancing a huge bag AND the camera, so I bought a large mesh Tea Ball instead!

Looking up, there’s a beautiful array of Chinese paper lanterns, both plain and printed…I almost bought one, but didn’t want to be balancing a huge bag AND the camera, so I bought a large mesh tea ball instead!

Just in case you’re wondering, the next day I baked some cookies.  Of course I used my new cutter, so they looked like this:

Just plain old sugar cookies, made with real butter, raw sugar, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, and cinnamon, ginger and cloves...ready to go back in a warm oven with Rolos and Dark Chocolate Kisses...oooh, YUM!

Just plain old sugar cookies, made with real butter, raw sugar, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, and cinnamon, ginger and cloves…ready to go back in a warm oven to lightly melt Rolos and Dark Chocolate Kisses…oooh, YUM, and just the right size!

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4 responses to “In Chinatown, at “Woks ‘n’ Things”: Part One

  1. a fantastic set of images…so good in b/w (smart choice)…I love the way you have captured the shiny metals of those utensils – especially the biscuit cutters!

    • I just have a ‘thing’ for shooting metals (and Mylar!), smacked! I love the way the light hits curves and nooks and crannies…the Smart Blur filter really helped emphasize this, as without that ‘little oomph’, they had an ordinary, lifeless look to them. I don’t know if you have Photoshop (TM) or the time, but if you do, try “playing” with the Blurs, at very low levels…wondrous things happen, especially with outdoor shots!

    • It was fun, and an awful lot of work to ‘Shop everything…nonetheless, as i’m a sucker for the punishment (obsession?) of P’shop, I’ll be going back in another month or so. There are so many other places…and it all depends on the weather (this time of year!).

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