The Wok Shop
My latest culinary journey is Chinese cooking.
Chinese cuisine has been a favorite of mine my entire life. The night before I was born, my parents went out for Chinese food. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I always picked The House of Lee in Oakland, California for my birthday dinner. And, one of the very first cookbooks I ever bought was Chopsticks, Cleaver and Wok by Jennie Low about home-style Chinese cooking.
Grace Young Cook Books
Cookbook author, Grace Young has fueled my Chinese cooking journey. I recently discovered her wonderful cookbooks and Craftsy class The Art of Stir Frying. Grace is known as The Wok Queen and definitely knows a thing or two about woks. She generously shares her expertise on the best type of woks to buy along with how to season and care for them.
A wok is essential for authentic Chinese stir-fry cooking. And, since I believe in having the right kitchen tools for cooking, I decided to replace my older Magnalite aluminum wok with a a real Chinese wok. And, according to Grace, the best place to buy a wok is San Francisco's The Wok Shop. So during Chinese New Year, my husband and I made a trip to The Wok Shop.
For those of us that cook on residential ranges, Grace recommends the wok shown above which is a 14" carbon steel, flat bottom wok. Its small flat bottom gets it closer to the flame for high heat stir-frying. And a nice feature are its wood handles so you don't have to run after pot holders while stir-frying.
Wok Ambassador, Tane Chan
When you visit The Wok Shop, all you have to do is tell them that Grace Young sent you. I lucked out on my visit and was helped by the charming owner, Tane Chan. I didn't have to tell Tane a thing, she knew just the wok I was meant to have.
If you need a wok, The Wok Shop is the place to go!
(And they have an online store.)
The Wok Shop
718 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108