What type of Wok do you use ?

Discussion in 'Kitchen Appliances, Cookware, Gadgets & Cookbooks' started by Francesca, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Francesca

    Francesca Guest

    Location:
    Barcelona
    My parents just gave me a phenomenal 28 Centimetre or 11 inch round Wok as a gift yesterday ! What a phenomenal surprise.

    It is an Italian Percutti, non stick Stone PFOA free, aluminum Wok ..

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    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
  2. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    Does it have a lid?

    It's virtually impossible here to get a wok with a lid.

    I have 5 woks although one is only 150 mm diameter. :happy:

     
  3. Francesca

    Francesca Guest

    Location:
    Barcelona
    @Yorky,

    No it does not come with a Lid however, I have several glass lids that fit this size Wok ..

    I have never prepared an Asian dish at home and I was discussing this when I saw a r├ęcipe here on C.B. and thought it would be a lovely fairly simple way to have something a bit different !

    Duck Egg is a Wok !!! Cool shot ..

    Have a lovely day .. Thanks for participating ..
     
  4. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I have one with a lid which I came across by accident. Unfortunately it's not very tight fitting but it's relatively adequate for a dum or a balti.

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  5. Francesca

    Francesca Guest

    Location:
    Barcelona
    @Yorky

    Mine is almost the same .. Just the lid handle is slightly different ..
     
  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I don't have a wok - I have chef's pan - super non-stick which does the job but is also good for stews, curries etc. A bit like this:

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  7. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I would call that a wok.
     
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  8. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I think you may mean 11 inch or 28 centimetres.

    Not that I wish to be pedantic!
     
  9. Cinisajoy

    Cinisajoy Senior Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I do believe you got your inches and centimeters backwards.
    That wok does not look like it is over 2 feet wide or 1/2 an inch wide.

    Oh and I typically use an aluminum skillet instead of a wok.
     
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  10. Francesca

    Francesca Guest

    Location:
    Barcelona
    @Cinisajoy

    I meant to say 28 Centimetres round, not 28 inches ..

    I will correct the post ..

    Thank you.
     
  11. Francesca

    Francesca Guest

    Location:
    Barcelona
    @morning glory

    Outstanding ..

    Have a lovely day ..
     
  12. Lynne Guinne

    Lynne Guinne Senior Member

    Location:
    New England
    My Mom loved Chinese food. She joined a cook book club that gave you a "free" wok with three Chinese cook books. She bought it all...and then gave it to me to learn all about it. :laugh: It was a carbon steel wok, took a little while to season just right, then was perfect. It's still perfect, but our son has it now. When we got our glass top stove I couldn't use it any more since the bottom was rounded and the cooking ring isn't efficient on a glass top stove. I've used various pans for stir-fry, but none of them were as good as my old wok.

    Fast forward to a month or two ago. We were poking around a kitchen goodies shop and I spied a carbon steel wok! Not exactly like my old one, but the real carbon steel. I've been waiting to get a big enough block of time to scrub all the protective lacquer off, then spend a half-hour stirring scallions and ginger around in oil to season it. This cooler weather actually might be the right time.
     
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  13. Francesca

    Francesca Guest

    Location:
    Barcelona
    @Lynne Guinne

    I am a grand fan of Japanese & Thai cuisines and had mentioned to my husband and parents, that I would love to have a Wok.
    It was a quite a surprise .. As I had plans to go purchase one ..
    Now for the Thai rice noodles and the Kyoto Noodles ..

    Nice story.
    Thank you.
    Have a lovely day ..
     
  14. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I regularly used to go for lunch with my Chindian mate to a food court just outside Kuala Lumpur. There was a Chinese outlet in there and the guy had the biggest wok I've ever seen. He was cooking for I guess 2 or 3 hours continuous because the outlet was very busy (the preparation of the raw ingredients and the serving were someone else's problem).
     
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  15. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I went to get a Chinese carry out last night.

    Whilst I was awaiting the food, the Chinese cook asked me what I did for a riving.

    "Do you mean living", I asked. "Yes", he responded.

    "I am a comedian", I said.

    "OK, let me see you change colour then".

    "Not a chameleon; a comedian!"

    "OK, make me laugh then; tell me a joke".

    It was at that time that I notice that my food cooking in the kitchen had caught fire.

    I shouted "Wok! Wok!"

    He said "who's there?"

    I thought "Bugger this I'm going for an Indian".
     
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