The wok. A symbol of pan-Asian cuisine, responsible for aiding the creation of an array of flavourful dishes. The humble yet indispensable wok has been in play for over 2,000 years. From stir-frying to stewing, cooking tasteful oriental dishes is a ‘wok in a park’ with this vessel of choice!
Thai Basil Chicken Fried Rice
Ah! The Thai and their cuisine! The streets of Thailand are usually overcrowded with food vendors that are completely engulfed in cooking savoury dishes with their trusty woks. The unmistakable aroma of appetising food floods the air, attracting masses like light to a moth!
Stir-fried rice is quite the staple street-eat and this dish is the closest you’ll get to Thai cuisine without stepping out of your door!
Shanghai Veggie Fried Rice 'n' Noodles
Shanghai is not necessarily an old city; however, the food speaks volumes when it comes to culinary heritage. The colour, aroma, and taste are the three most important aspects of any cuisine, but Shanghai takes this business pretty seriously. The wok is used in many fine-dining restaurants to cook up dishes that evince those aspects beautifully! Here’s one such dish!
Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
The Japanese developed a cooking method where meats were broiled or grilled after being heavily doused in teriyaki sauce (pure genius!). The wok was used to cook the meats further with other ingredients to create a yummy dish. Anything that has been marinated in this savoury and spicy sauce is good enough to dive into sans condiments, just like this delish rice bowl!
The cuisines of Asia are well known for their clever usage of the wok and these dishes speak volumes when it comes to an exemplary taste profile. Try them now!