\ˈwäk \

Definition of wok 

: a large bowl-shaped cooking utensil used especially in stir-frying

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Pour a splash of chicken or vegetable broth into wok, add tofu and sauté. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Breakfast in bed? These dads would rather be in the kitchen," 12 June 2018 At a fundamental level, a wok is a frying pan with sloped edges. Special To The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, "Tips on stir-frying Pad Thai and other wok dishes," 14 Feb. 2018 Cook shrimp, ham, vegetables: Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a clean large wok or skillet. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Leftover Easter ham recipes: Soup, salad, stir fry, ham loaf," 28 Mar. 2018 By day, these guys polish the plaque—stoking the BBQ pit, wrestling with enormous woks, shuffling towers of bamboo dim sum steamers. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 The dumplings are then surrounded by rings and tentacles of squid, spring onions lightly charred and smoky from the wok and glazed with a dressing made from chile oil, black vinegar and light sesame buzzed with Sichuan peppercorns. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mister Jiu’s fulfills its vision with 3½ stars," 11 Apr. 2018 Enticing smells of stir-frying garlic and meats caramelizing in fish sauce waft from the open kitchen where woks clang. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "This Thai family is spreading the love with a new South Miami restaurant," 24 Jan. 2018 As lunch nears, the cutting boards patter, the steamers wheeze, but nothing ever roars above the woks. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 Build-your-own bowls will be the main feature at the wok station. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Universal Orlando's Aventura Hotel will include food hall inspired Urban Pantry," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of wok

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wok

Chinese (Guangdong) wohk

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: a pan that is shaped like a bowl and that is used especially for cooking Chinese food

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