Have you met Cho San?

You’ll never guess where I picked up these goodies?  These are picked up right here on our tiny dot.  Best of all, they aren’t that expensive to begin with but will look oh-so-good with my food.

I can so imagine the Man giving me the dagger eye and going ‘Do we really need another piece of decorative cutlery?’ <Massive eye-rolling>.

Well, you know me.  I can’t resist a bargain.  Been wanting to get these mother-of-pearl mini spoons for the longest time since Fashionista Cat planted the thought in my head for the past 3 years.  Could never find the right ones at a price I was willing to fork out.  Yeah, sure, one could argue that these could be easily purchased in markets at Bangkok or Indonesia.  But they were either sold in too many pieces or it was ridiculously marked up for tourists to bargain down.

At Far East Fine Arts, I was surprised at the wide selection of designs that one could get with the mother-of-pearl designs.  Prices start from S$5 a piece, which I thought was pretty okay since all I wanted were a pair for decorative purposes.

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And those hand-crafted porcelain mini spoons, don’t they look cute too?  I got them for S$3 a piece and will be putting them to good use when I have creative streaks for food styling.  Till then, these go into the prop drawer for now.

Go check out this store and ask for Cho San (the friendly owner).  His store has been featured on many Japanese publications and he shared that many Japanese tourists specially make a trip down just to purchase souvenirs for loved ones back home. Chat up with him and I’m sure he will share with you the great buys as gifts for friends who are living overseas or for the home that you won’t regret.

Far East Fine Arts
Address: 304 Orchard Road, #04-58, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 11.00am – 6.00pm, Sun & Public Holidays: 12.00pm – 4.00pm

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