Do you want to cook those great Asian meals at home? Do you want to cook healthier? If you say yes to either of these questions, a wok is just the tool you need for your kitchen. Having a wok will allow you to make plenty of great tasting food that is at the same time surprisingly healthy and exciting.
The wok is designed to be used with a high heat for a short duration. There is a relatively small area which is directly under the heat source and sloped sides. Cooks toss the meal contents from the bottom area to the sides and back again to avoid burning, while at the same time cooking in the flavor they add. The shorter cook time saves you time on the one hand, but surprisingly reduces overall fat content in the food, making it a much healthier meal.
The wok is the perfect way to encourage yourself to eat vegetables you know you should eat, but rarely do. After all, how many recipes for broccoli are really enticing? And if they are, they are probably drizzled in that cheese you know you shouldn’t have. But adding broccoli and other vegetables to your stir fry can be the perfect way to include them in your diet. If you have a great sauce, those extra vegetables will seem all the more acceptable to you.
Finally, unless you are going to head down to one of the Mongolian stir fry restaurants every time the urge hits, you need to learn how, and have the proper tools, to make your own delicious Asian meal. The wok is the only way to go here. Trying to cook a delicious Asian meal in a saucepan simply won’t do.
Once you realize the benefits of a wok, you really can’t afford not to try using one yourself. You will be a happier, healthier cook once you give it a shot.
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