Glossary

Wok

A wok is a versatile round-bottomed cooking vessel, originated from China.Wok is one of the most common cooking utensils used in China and South East Asia. Woks are used in different Chinese cooking techniques, which include stir frying, steaming, pan frying, deep frying, and poaching, boiling, braising, searing, stewing, making soup, smoking and roasting nuts. Wok cooking is done with a long handle called chahn (spatula) or hoak (ladle). The long handles of these utensils allow cooks to work with the food without burning their hands.

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