While there are many different ways to steam food, using a bamboo steamer is our preferred method for steaming just about anything! In this article, we provide step-by-step instructions on how to use a bamboo steamer, so you can start taking advantage of this useful cooking tool! What is a Bamboo Steamer? Bamboo steamers consist […]
Our Cooking Tools section houses all of our articles on the cooking tools we use in our kitchen (including Chinese cooking tools in particular), how to use them, and how to care for them.
Steaming food is just as important in Asian cooking as baking or roasting is in Western cooking. Chinese and other Asian cuisines feature steamed vegetables and proteins, but also steamed buns and breads, dumplings, and even desserts. Knowing how to steam food, therefore, is a crucial skill in any Asian kitchen. But while the idea […]
If you have read our post, “What is the best wok to buy?” you now know that our personal preference here at The Woks of Life is a classic carbon steel wok, and you may have even gone out and purchased one. While we think carbon steel is the best all-around wok, it’s important to know […]
If you’re short on time, scroll down to the FAQ section of this post for condensed answers to all your questions about choosing the best wok for your kitchen! If you’re new to Chinese cooking, you’ve probably asked yourself: What is the best wok to buy? Well, we’re here to help you with a guide […]
We use these Chinese cooking tools in our kitchen every day. That said, you don’t absolutely need any of these items to cook from our blog. But if you’re interested in broadening your base of kitchen equipment, here are some of the basic tools that we use and recommend. Not everything here is specifically in […]