29 Items From Taobao That Only Foodies Would Understand

Your holiday itineraries are planned entirely around food.
When friends ask you to hang out – the first question you ask is “Where are we going to eat?”
You know just the place to satisfy ramen cravings at 3am in the morning.
You have a black book of restaurants that Anthony Bourdain would sell his liver for.

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You, basically.

Yep, you’re obsessed with food and you’re not about apologise about it.
Go all out and express your love with these awesome finds from Taobao.

 

1. Can anyone say SEEFOOD? Take your love for those succulent crustaceans home with these huggable seafood  pillows.
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Price: RMB 70 = SGD 14.50
Shop: 萌妞妞毛绒玩具礼品 / Meng Niu Niu Mao Rong Wan Ju Li Pin
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds
Quality: 4.7
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.7

There’s plenty to choose from – such as these plush lobsters.
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Meat lovers can cozy up to perfectly seared (and cushy) side of beef.
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Let’s not forget about the vegetarians. Rest your head on these squishy fruity pillows.
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…or on these leafy greens.
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Bread lovers can get in on the fun too!
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2. These plushies will hit the spot if Dim Sum’s more your thing.
2-22-1Price: RMB154.28 = SGD 32
Shop: 朵托肉乎系布绒玩具 / Duo Tuo Rou Hu Xi Bu Rong Wan Ju
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds, 9 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.8

3. Carry your cravings everywhere you go with these tiny Dim Sum replicas.
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Price (per piece): RMB 4 = SGD 0.90
Shop: 思奈儿 / Si Nai Er
Rating: Tmall, 7 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.7

4. Or wear these delightfully quirky sushi-shaped lapel pins.
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Price (per pc): RMB 28.80 = SGD 6
Shop: 原来是泥 / Yuan Lai Shi Ni
Rating: 4 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.7

5. Take your obsession with egg tarts to the next level with these adorable earrings.
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Price: RMB 38 = SGD 8
Shop: 小清新和重口味手工店 / Xiao Qing Xin He Zhong Kou Wei Shou Gong Dian
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

6. These fridge magnets are an eggcellent choice.
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Price (per pc): RMB 7.65 = SGD 1.60
Shop: 细星星纯真小铺 / Xi Xing Xing Chun Zhen Xiao Pu
Rating: 1 Blue Crown
Quality: 4.7
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.7

As are these miniature food-in-a-pan magnets.
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The weird and wonderful world of food knows no bounds. More cute and quirky options abound here.
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…and here.
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7. Now THIS is what we call comfort food.
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Price: RMB 45 = SGD 9.50
Shop: 美丽家泳衣MLJ studio / Mei Li Jia Yong Yi MLJ Stuio
Rating: 1 Blue Crown
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

8. Sushi socks. Enough said.
8-1Price: RMB 69 = SGD 14.50
Shop: Ourtanks
Rating: Under Tmall, 3 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

9. There’s something fishy about this pencil case.
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Price: RMB 17.90 = SGD 3.70
Shop: 最小的星 潮品店 / Zui Xiao De Xing Chao Pin Dian
Rating: 1 Yellow Crown, 7 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.6
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.7

10. Never miss a lunch date with these yakitori shaped memos.
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Price: RMB 4.20 = SGD 0.90
Shop: 五月gogatu / Wu Yue gogatu
Rating: 4 Blue Crowns, 5 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.7

11. Give your tissue boxes a makeover.
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Price: RMB 41.45 = SGD 8.50
Shop: 暖歆绒绒屋 / Nuan Xin Rong Rong Wu
Rating: 3 Blue Diamonds
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

12. No more fumbling with saucers; these dishes come with built-in dipping compartments.
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Price: RMB 6.90 = SGD 1.41
Shop: 小小小胡子 / Xiao Xiao Xiao Hu Zi
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds
Quality: 4.7
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

13. There’s a classic conical option
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Price: RMB 75 = SGD 15.50
Shop: 梦世家幻来自USA / Meng Huan Shi Jia Lai Zi USA
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

14. Peeling apples is an art. Perfect it every single time with this handy peeler.
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Price: RMB 18.80 = SGD 4.00
Shop: 德明旗舰店 / De Ming Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall, 8 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.7

15. Satisfy those takoyaki cravings at home with your own takoyaki grill.
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Price: RMB 92 = SGD 19
Shop: iris爱丽思锦峦专卖店 / iris Ai Li Si Jin Luan Zhuan Mai Dian
Rating: Under Tmall
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

16. A cotton candy maker for the kids-at-heart.
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Price: RMB 99 = SGD 20.30
Shop: 朵博电器专营店 / Duo Bo Dian Qi Zhuan Ying Dian
Rating: Under Tmall, 3 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

17. You’re about to become the most popular person in your circle of friends with the mother of all hotpots. It even comes with it’s own grill.
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Price: RMB 298 = SGD 61
Shop: 爱夫爱妻 / Ai Fu Ai Qi
Rating: 1 Blue Crown, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

18. These magical planet themed lollipops.
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Price: RMB 208 = SGD 43
Shop: 美国太阳星系棒棒糖 / Mei Guo Tai Yang Xing Xi Bang Bang Tang
Rating: 1 Blue Crown, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

19. Sichuan’s most famous mala steamboat soup base for hotpot fans who prefer doing it at home.
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Price: RMB 9.90 = SGD 2.10
Shop: 家乡味:麻辣记忆 / Jia Xiang Wei: Ma La Ji Yi
Rating: 4 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

20. This multi-purpose breakfast grill that can make you literally anything in minutes.
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Price: RMB 249 = SGD 51
Shop: 汉美驰官方旗舰店 / Han Mei Chi Guan Fang Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall, 4 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

21. This egg-shaped card holder.
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Price: RMB 13.50 = SGD 2.80
Shop: MUMU良品 / MUMU Liang Pin
Rating: 5 Blue Crowns
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

22. An electronic cocktail blender that does all the work for you.
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Price: RMB 99 = SGD 20.30
Shop: 九猪旗舰店 / Jiu Zhu Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall, 3 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

23. These bowls come with built-in smartphone holders that allow you to netflix-and-eat.
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Price: RMB 27.60 = SGD 6.00
Shop: 创意癖 / Chuang Yi Pi
Rating: 2 Blue Crowns
Quality: 4.6
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.7

24. Take the pain out of shelling prawns with this nifty sheller.
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Price: RMB 9.90 = SGD 2
Shop: 葫芦娃礼品屋 / Hu Lu Wa Li Pin Wu
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.7
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.7

25. In case you’re wondering, this t-shirt for meat lovers says “Dai Su Te Ki” which means “Big Steak”.
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Price: RMB 65 = SGD 13.50
Shop: SQUARE HOULEST
Rating: 3 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

26. These diaries with beautiful food illustrations on their covers.
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Price: RMB 13.50 = SGD 2.80
Shop: 蛋獭家 / Dan Lai Jia
Rating: 4 Blue Diamonds
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

27. Or this giant doughnut pillow.
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Price: RMB 23 – 25 = SGD 4.80 – 5.20
Shop: Liang Ping Wan Ju
Rating: 4 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller, 7-year old shop
Quality: 4.6
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.6

28. Or if you’re a meatatarian.
27-2…mmm meaaat.
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29. Eggs for the win!
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Don’t forget to share your spoils with us on Facebook and Instagram #TaobaoHacks!

XOXO,
Team Taobao Hacks

P.S. buying consumables from Taobao definitely comes with it’s own risks – because you’re eating it. While the suppliers we picked are reliable, we recommend that you give it a miss if you’re uncomfortable purchasing food from unfamiliar sources 🙂

 

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Author: Taobao Hacks

The ultimate guide to shopping at Tao Bao! Not everything on Tao Bao has look like it was made in a sweat shop in China. We curate the best of Tao Bao - from fashionable threads that wouldn't look out of place on the streets of Paris and Milan, furniture that looks like it came out of a Kinfolk magazine, tech products that will please even the geekiest techhead and anything else that you could possibly dream of buying. But prettier.

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