Long ago, before the shopping mall that is closest to our home became a virtual ghost town, there was a fairly decent Chinese restaurant in the food court there. The restaurant was designed so that you could watch the cooks prepare your food while you waited, and I'll admit to being fascinated by the fast-paced, fiery spectacle that Chinese cooking presented. Thus, when I saw an out-of-the-ordinary wok on clearance in Atlantic, I snatched it up.
The wok is out of the ordinary because, instead of having a completely rounded base, it has a base that fits down inside the "eye" of the cooktop.
|A side view of the wok as it rests on top of the firebox.|
|Fried rice cooking in the wok.|
|The wok resting in the eye directly above the firebox with a hot fire|
built directly below it.
|The finished fried rice in the warming oven.|
|You can see how the versatility of the wood cookstove comes|
in handy while cooking Chinese at home.