Cooking Chinese food at home without a Wok

By : | 2 Comments | On : September 7, 2013 | Category : Main Ditties, Other Articles

Yes, a wok is the traditional way to cook Chinese food. If you have a good wok and if you have a high BTU burner designed for woks, then you don’t need to read this post. This is for those of us who don’t have a wok at home but still want to make fresh Chinese food for ourselves and family.

So, you can cook without a wok? Definitely. I use a standard sized chicken fryer, like the one found on Amazon.  Just be sure to use high heat when cooking most stir frys.  You’ll find that you can cook for 2 with a standard sized skillet, just be sure to not overcrowd the meat when cooking.  You should be able to see about 1/3 of the bottom of the pan or more when stir frying.

So don’t be scared, try it at home with some of these recipes found here on dish-ditty.com.  All of them were made by me without a wok:

And yes, I do know a wok is better, but not everyone wants another pan in their already crowded cabinets. I’ll be continuing to add Chinese recipes regularly to this blog, all made without a wok. Looking at the above, looks like I need to do a few classic chicken stir fry recipes like Snow White Chicken with Snow Peas or Chicken with Black Bean sauce.

Now I’m hungry, time to go cook!

Pictures of recipes mentioned above

Vegetable Chow Mien

Vegetable Chow Mien

Polish Fried Rice

Polish Fried Rice

Simple & Delicious Bok Choy

Simple & Delicious Bok Choy

Beef with Tofu and Broccoli

Beef with Tofu and Broccoli

Tofu with 5-spice pork

Tofu with 5-spice pork

Beef with Bok Choy

Beef with Bok Choy

Chinese Broccoli

Chinese Broccoli

Vegetarian Rice Ovallettes

Vegetarian Rice Ovallettes

Rice cake noodle with Chinese Greens and Pork

Rice cake noodle with Chinese Greens and Pork

Comments (2)

  1. posted by Find Asian restaurants on March 18, 2014

    Great ideas! I have found your post so informative and your home made tips are really awesome. I will try soon.

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