Jan 02 2013 Published by drugmonkey under Day in the life of DrugMonkey, Food
Is there a wok in your kitchen?
Is it a proper wok or one of those flattened-bottom monstrosities?
What's it made of?
24 responses so far
Yes. No. Dunno.
No- meaning not a flat bottomed garbage wok.
Yes, yes, steel.
Doesn't everyone's Mommy send them off into the world with a proper, inexpensive, carbon steel round bottomed wok?
Depends- round bottomed ones work like ass on electric stoves. We have a real one, it is steel, and we use it on the side-burner of a propane grill, which is probably good any way so the house doesn't get stunk up, but less enjoyable when it is freezing on the porch.
I'm not sure what mine's made of, but I'd guess carbon steel, and probably cost $11.99 at TJ Maxx. It has two handles so you can shake your stir fry all around! My mom did not teach me much about cooking--most of it I just picked up as I went along.
Yo I might have spoken too soon. I own one of them flat-bottom joints. I wish I could say it's because I have an electric range. Sad too, considering one of the burners on my crazy ass cast iron stove would accommodate a true wok quiet nicely. Turning my Asian card in in the morning.
thin-walled, high-carbon (I assume) steel. Round bottom. Heat first, then oil.
beautiful cheap-ass ($25 at local chinese market) cast iron, round bottom, does amazing on our Viking gas range
For some of us Mommy's idea of stir fry is poking a hole in the plastic cover of the sweet and sour chicken lean cuisine and putting it the microwave.
Yes, I have a well-seasoned round bottom wok. I don't know what it's made of but I'm going to guess carbon steel. Got it from The Wok Shop on Amazon. I have an electric range though which is annoying but doesn't stop me from making awesome Chinese and Thai food.
No wok. Don't know if we have room for one in our tiny kitchen.
Does this count?
We have the cheapest flat bottom wok that you can get at IKEA but we are also working with an electric stove in an apartment too.
Traditional round-bottom cast iron, with a wok ring, although we hardly ever use it. I had really good luck ordering from The Wok Shop in SF.
Yes, Steel, round bottom, bought in Chinatown in mid-70's, and in constant use since then.
Yes, round bottom, calphalon's hard-anodized surface. It was a gift, I don't love it, but it does the trick.
Yes: a round-bottomed Christmas gift wok, made of machine hammered carbon steel.
Fucke offe, cockewadde.
Round-bottomed steel with long wooden handle. Bought it 35 years ago for $12 at GemCo.
Does Uncle Ben's fry up better in a round bottomed wok?
Is your Resolution to troll more?
Meybeee? I certainly can't run more until my crack heals.
Yes 2 actually round bottom. Got it from India
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