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Tap Phong

Posted by Staff / Posted on November 10, 2009

Tap PhongTap Phong is the place to go when looking for kitchen supplies on the cheap. From restaurant-grade dishes, top quality knives, ceramics, cookware, kitchen utensils, rice cookers and bento box sets Tap Phong has it all. Oh, and if you say you're a student at George Brown they'll give you a 10% discount.



keven / November 10, 2009 at 04:37 pm
I can't walk into this place w/o buying something. I still want one of those water-cooler sized rice maker/dispensers but my wife would kill me if I showed up at home with one lol
mog / November 10, 2009 at 09:21 pm
Nice to see Tap phong as #1. The prices are fantastic. Got my Global knives for about 1/2 the price of other places in town.
KMo / November 17, 2009 at 10:52 am
Got three 9 x 12 cake pans AND an offset spatula at Tap Phong for less than the price of one pan at Williams Sonoma...a little on the disorganized side but they have everything....
Dicky / November 17, 2009 at 02:47 pm
Great prices, great place....every chef in the city shops here,,,

The owners daughter is super cute also.........
Dave / September 23, 2011 at 10:38 am
Why does everyone compare to W&S? Only masochists shop there. How does TP compare to say, the Bay? Is it worth the trip?
gee replying to a comment from keven / November 13, 2011 at 06:49 pm
do you know if they sharpen knives on site?
Andy / November 28, 2011 at 10:26 am
Totally worth the trip. When I go to Tap Phong I feel like a kid in a candy store. Only the candy store is having a 50% off sale.

Always remember to ask for your discount, but honestly, the prices are usually amazing on their own. I picked out my set of Fibrox knives (highly recommended) at a great price and then they took 10% off! Killer.

A word to the wise: I've had a look, and for small wares like wooden spoons, ladles, etc, Tap Phong carries the EXACT SAME brand that George Brown bookstore offers, only at a substantial discount. I wasn't able to find a couple things like microplanes at Tap Phong, but you can outfit yourself with all the necessities for Chef School at lower prices at this place.

In short: I'm a Tap Phong addict.
M. / April 12, 2013 at 09:07 pm
I was in the neighbourhood (Kensington Market) w/a friend and we walked in to look around. WOW! This store has an expansive selection of merchandise and it's all reasonably priced.

I don't enjoy shopping in Chinatown, however this is one of few, very few stores in Chinatown that has good, FRIENDLY AND POLITE staff. The people working in this store are considerate and they treat their customers with respect.
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Karen replying to a comment from Dave / December 29, 2014 at 07:51 pm
What is W & S?
Karen replying to a comment from Andy / December 29, 2014 at 07:51 pm
Can you explain the discount, and how it works?
Mice / December 31, 2014 at 01:43 am
Wait... really?

They give you a discount if you're from George Brown?
What's the reason?
David replying to a comment from gee / March 17, 2015 at 05:29 am
It is easy to sharpen your own knives. Buy either a combined whetstone (recommend 1000 and 4000-8000 grits) or one of each. Soak for 10-15 minutes, remove from the water and s dry. Use the coarse stone first. Angle a blade at one end, at about 20-22 degrees, set lengthways from you, then point end first, gently but firmly stroke across to the top end of the stone. Repeat 15-20 times. Turn the blade over and repeat. Change to the smoother stone and repeat. Keep the stones clean by wiping away any build up of residue. Takes only a few minutes. Stones may be expensive but worthwhile doing your own and not relying on another person to ruin your blades.
Kathie replying to a comment from Karen / May 22, 2015 at 08:01 am
WS, W+S, W-S, W&S all refer to Williams-Sonoma
Kathie replying to a comment from Mice / May 22, 2015 at 08:04 am
George Brown College (GBC) culinary programs used to be run from their now-closed Kensington campus, not far from Tap Phong. GBC's culinary programs now operate from their St. James (King Street East) campus.
Irene / June 8, 2015 at 05:24 pm
This tiny store has a very small selection of kitchen cockware and small appliance. The quality of what they sell is also of the low end. If all you want is what you can get pretty much at any store but at a bit cheaper price (compared to regular prices at other stores, not on-sale prices), you may like this. If you want quality stuff or a wide selection, this is definitely not the place to go.

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