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Home bread-making ingredients in Hong Kong

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AndrewHongKong

Home bread-making ingredients in Hong Kong

Hello Fellow Home Bakers 

I am staying with a friend in Hong Kong who has a bread-making machine and brings home bread-making ingredients from abroad when she travels. I want to source ingredients in Hong Kong for her. Specifically:

Gluten flour,

Milk powder,

Bread improver (ascorbic acid),

Baker's yeast.

Water, oil, sugar, salt and wholemeal flour are available in the local shops.

Through a combination of impatience and jet lag (I have been travelling a lot recently) I wasted a packet of bread mix because I couldn't find her liquid measuring jugs and guessed at the quantity of water. She is understandably irritated because she can only buy the ingredients when abroad. Or so she thinks! Can you help me, please.

If ready-made bread mixes are available in Hong Kong they would suit her purposes better although I would like to introduce her to bread making using individual ingredients which is how I do it in my home town of Sydney.

Andrew

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wendyshum

Andrew,

 You can find a lot of baking ingedients/tools and bread mix in City Super in Times Square, Great in Pacific Place and Threesixty in Central. I did try quite a lot of them but I love to make bread with organic flour.

 Wendy

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AndrewHongKong

Wendy 

Thankyou for that. I'll have a look today.

Andrew

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SDbaker

Hi, the American Club carries a small american/european grocery section.  Probably not specifically what you are looking for, but they may be able to place you in contact with a local purveyor.  It's the American Club facility on the side of the island near Stanley Market.  French food is in high regard in HK.

Also check out the King Arthur website..if they ship to HK, that's all you'll need.

PS, I love Hong Kong.  I was just there again a month or so ago.

SDbaker 

 

 

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yiuma

Besides City Super ,you can also find baking ingrdients in Mega stores of Parkin shop. Look in the section for flours and sugar but the variety is not that many. There are some places that sell baking stuff and also organise baking classes. some example are Phil baking at 10/F 395-397 Shanghai Street, Yaumati ,Kowloon. The web page is  http://www.twinsco.com  and Gius kitchen in CheungShaWan http://www.giuskitchen.com  the web are mainly in Chinese. You can also buy cheaper baking untensils like muffin tray , springform tray, loaf pan etc in Shanghai street (near MTR waterloo).

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wendyshum

 

I did went to twinsco in Wanchai. They got a lot of stuff and suprisingly they got fresh yeast which is very rare in HK. thank you for your info.

 

Wendy