A wok is the traditional Chinese-style deep cooking pan. Now popular in the West, the wok has become synonymous with Oriental cooking. The inverted round shape of the traditional wok is excellent for quick-cooking, stir-frying, steaming and sauteing. Its depth allows for less oil to be needed and each piece of food slides gently down the rounded sides of the wok, preventing splashes of hot oil. The small, condensed bottom and thin sides of a wok allow for quick heating of the oil and better temperature gauging. Unlike other metal, stainless or aluminum woks, this cast-iron traditional wok will not overheat or produce a metallic taste in your food.
Made from 100% Japanese forged Cast-iron.
The Cast-iron ware that we offer is from the Iwachu Cast Iron Company of Kyoto, Japan. This company is famous for making Japanese Chagama, the big iron kettle used in the tea ceremony, and smaller portable tea-pot-shaped kettles called nanbu-tetsubin.
Cooking in authentic cast-iron is said to bring out the natural, subtle flavor of tea and foods; it may be due to the fact that it gives a steadier and more even heat. Japanese cast-iron is known to be the very best in the world. The heavier the cast-iron, the better, as it
allows for more careful cooking and a higher count of natural iron, nickel, and other natural elements necessary and essential for our health.