Hmm… I can swear I posted this previously, but but it was in my ‘drafts’ folder, and I can’t seem to find any evidence of it on the web, so here goes again–possibly.
Chiang Heng is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kitchen supplies store on Thanon Charoen Krung. The owner estimates that the Sino-Portuguese shophouse is at least 100 years old, and he is the third generation of his family to own the shop. The inside of Chiang Heng is coated with wood paneling that has been painted a bright blue color, and the floor is made up of stone-like tiles that have obviously seen lots of feet over the years. Inside you’ll find the kind of utilitarian, made-in-China kitchen supplies found in every Thai kitchen, along with some pretty cool old-school kitchen gear, such as Chinese crockery:
aluminum and enamel-coated pots:
pinto, the stainless-steel stackable Thai lunchboxes:
and lotsa plates:
Chiang Heng (Google Maps link)
1466 Th Charoen Krung (a short walk from Saphan Taksin BTS station)
02 234 7237