When you enter The Wok shop, you will feel as if you are stepping into a real-life Chinese kitchen.
The common cookwares are displayed in a unique way around the store. Since 1972, Tane Chan has been the ambassador of wok cooking art. On that year, President Nixon made his first trip to China with the whole country watching. After that famous trip, newspapers across the country published photos of the famous multi-course banquets held in Beijing. Americans flooded into Chinatown looking for the sophisticated food.
Sensing this niche, Tane opened the Chinese kitchenware store and named it The Wok Shop. She studies all of the techniques and built upon her skills herself. She quickly became well-versed in the art of cooking. Tane decided to pass the Chinese wisdom down through her website and YouTube videos. This allowed her to reach customers from around the world!
The Chinese steel wok was created during the Qin Dynasty, around 200 BCE. The thermal conductivity of the iron woks served great for cooking and has led to the formation of delicious Chinese cooking techniques. The quick cooking at high heat helps retain color and texture. It significantly preserves more nutrition compared to boiling. A good wok should be practical, functional and affordable. The bamboo steamer uses curved wood along the diameter and bamboo strips at the base; it is extremely sustainable for the environment.
You can find more of these sustainable ideas rooted in the products at The Wok Shop! The Wok Shop provides all of your kitchen supplies in Chinatown and beyond!