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nivoldoog

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A couple months back I was traveling from the Canadian border to Oregon after being turned away for trying to hitch thru to Alaska. While waiting on next bus in Aberdeen, WA I took a walk and found a sweet thrift junk store. After meeting and traveling with a couple different groups, I came to the conclusion I needed cookware like the groups I encountered.

I decided I would purchase cookware from the store I mentioned and after searching thru the many stacks of pans, pots and skillets, I came across a wok with a wooden handle. I inquired how much, he said $3.75, I told him he will take $2.50. #13oom I am now the owner of my first wok.

I reached my destination of Cannon Beach but ended up settling into Sea Side, OR for a long bit. With my wok I would go to the beach each night and cook up ramen or rice with fresh veggies purchased from local grocery store. I would go down to the beach and dig up old used logs and cook my meals. Many nights I was fortunate enough to bless others with a hot meal.

Besides from just tooting my own horn, does anyone else wish to share their love of the wok? Or maybe tell me your favorite cooking tool? #Woklife
 
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Definitely getting my hands on one of these once I get a vehicle. Would be fucking sweet to make some big meals w/ simple ingredients.
 

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I LOVE woks! and I love how versatile they can be. Even more than a wok though, I currently have a thing for a cast iron frying pan. I'm a rubber tramp and so the weight isn't an issue.

If I was on foot or hitching or traveling without my own vehicle, I think a wok would be a great idea.

Do you use a spatula to cook or a big spoon? what's your favorite utensil to use with the wok?
 
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Never had one... but I have just thought of a reason I would enjoy.

I don't do it often lately but I like to make soups from scratch... especially chicken soup... (leftovers base for others... veggie meat, tomatoe, split pea exct)

A wok should do well for making batches of soup... maybe smaller or large as a stock pot depending on wok ... I duuno... never tried but will keep in mind next time I cook wit wok.
 
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Do you use a spatula to cook or a big spoon? what's your favorite utensil to use with the wok?
I carry like 5 or 6 spoons so that is what I use. I carry one at all times in my breast pocket then I have collected a few more over travels. I want to learn to play spoons. I love spoons.
 

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I carry like 5 or 6 spoons so that is what I use. I carry one at all times in my breast pocket then I have collected a few more over travels. I want to learn to play spoons. I love spoons.
and playing spoons while using the wok over a hot flame ......
 

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I thought this said WOKE life hahahhahaha. And i wanted to see how fucking much it was gonna make me cringe. But WOKS are the shit. I just whipped up a sweet stir-fry for dinner tonight.

If you want to make a good stir-fry without using a pre packaged sauce. Heres how....
Oil the WOK. Add aromatics at low heat (garlic, green onions, chives, etc). Then stir fry the fuck out of whatever you want (veg and meat etc). And for more flavour add things like ginger and whatever herbs and spices you like. Then mix in a meat or veggie stock (homemade if possible). Toss in some quick noodles or minute rice (or serve over noodles/rice). Ive never added eggs but thats the next plan. Hope that inspires some good stir-frys. WOKS are pretty universal cook equipment :)
 

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Dude, I like to eat good and I don't have money so obviously I go fresh as much as possible but I also like meat and eggs and I like to cook and I like coffee and tea alot.... I have a sweet kitchen in my pack. Vegies are free, meat is lifted ez enough. why eat crap on the road? I feel like the cooks on this site do far to little posting of recipes tho.... I'm having a hard time finding anything that's not pocket stew...
 
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