The most well known Chinese utensil of all, the wok is an important cooking utensil in Chinese cuisine. As everyone knows, the wok is a thin-walled, round-bottomed, cast-iron pot. Serving various cooking methods such as: stir-frying, deep-frying, stewing, smoking or it can even be used as a steamer,
Its popularity is mainly because of its efficiency in cooking. As for the wok shovel--the wok's closest companion--is used for stirring the ingredients and scooping up cooked food.
Slow-heating substances will be best for making woks since it can prevent the food's burning to the bottom of the wok. With its original descendents of pottery, cast iron and aluminum are widely used for making woks.