wok

noun
\ ˈwäk \

Definition of wok 

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

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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 The woks turn, cooking the food and spilling it out into the waiting bowl. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "Robots made me lunch. I enjoyed it. Is that so wrong?," 8 May 2018 Owner Juan Alfaro has been serving both Mexican and Peruvian food to hungry crowds of locals and visitors for over three decades, and no dish is more famous here than the excellent lomo saltado, well-marinated and perfectly seared in a large wok. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Peruvian Restaurants in Los Angeles," 26 June 2018 Before me is the robotic kitchen, which does all the cooking: A bright orange, oblong runner darts friskily back and forth along a track as hoppers dump ingredients into seven woks below. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "Robots made me lunch. I enjoyed it. Is that so wrong?," 8 May 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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wok

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wok

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

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