When you are short on time and juggling a busy family life, it can be hard to resist the temptation to reach for the ready meals. I know, I know! You don’t have to tell me! But my favourite ‘fast food’ of all has to be a stir fry. Ready in about the same time as you would wait for the microwave to ping but without doubt a healthier, tastier and less expensive alternative. And let’s face it, quite possibly the only meal where the children happily wolf down a bowl packed full of vegetables! We have a stir fry at least once a week (often more!) so when the lovely people at JML got in touch asking if I would like to try out the new Lotus Wok I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
British Chinese food writer and TV chef Ching He Huang’s new Lotus Wok from JML is a carbon steel wok that combines the benefits of authentic wok cooking with modern science to produce something extraordinary. The Lotus Wok takes its inspiration from the lotus leaf; just as water beads roll off the hydrophobic leaf, moisture rolls off the surface of the wok ensuring your meals are cooked perfectly every time.
Using the lotus concept, Ching He Huang’s Lotus Wok has been developed with a nano-silica coating that acts as a barrier so sauces and liquids cannot permeate the lotus leaf like surface. The self cleaning ability ensures the Lotus Wok is super easy to clean and also helps prevent vegetables from going soggy, so you are left with beautifully crisp, fresh tasting food. The tough, durable carbon steel bowl heats up quickly distributing high temperatures evenly throughout the base and sides so your ingredients can be seared at a high heat, with just a small amount of oil to make dishes taste crisp and delicious whilst also retaining their nutrients.
This perfect addition to your kitchen equipment can also be used to cook hearty soups, tasty curries, simple omelettes and even popcorn. It comes complete with a dome lid, steamer rack and Ching He Huang’s wooden spatula and chopsticks and is priced at just £49.99 from JML Direct. I have to say that it is the best wok that I have ever used (and I have got through a fair few over the years!)
I love how heavy it is it makes such a difference to cook with such a substantial wok. I have had it for quite some time now and purposely took my time to really put it to the test before writing this review because I have had problems in the past with woks that haven’t kept their non-stick coating or have never quite recovered from my particularly sticky Chinese chicken recipe but the Lotus Wok has passed all these tests and more. I don’t think we have ever eaten so much stir fry I absolutely love it! Huge thumbs up from me!
Disclaimer: I was kindly provided with Ching He Huang’s Lotus Wok from JML Direct free of charge in return for this honest review