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WokMon Brings ‘Breath Of The Wok’ To Your Home Cooking

when it comes to whipping up Chinese gastronomical delights, wok is an indispensable cookware for any chef, but if you are trying to replicate your local Chinese restaurant stir-fry cooking, we’d say good luck to you because typical home stove is not going to cut it. before proceeding, we have to understand the concept of stir-fry in Chinese cuisine. in order to achieve a true stir-fry, it requires the wok to realize what Chinese chef often refers to as Wok Hei, which literally means the ‘breath of the wok’ and this will require extremely high heat and the bottom of the wok must be completely heated up. in olden days, when consumer gas stove has yet to be widely adopted, Chinese used to cook over a fire pit of charcoal. with the ancient method, there is no dead spot inherent to modern stove’s ring of fire, and hence the use of wok and the associate cooking method that we come to know today as stir-fry. Continue reading WokMon Brings ‘Breath Of The Wok’ To Your Home Cooking