Since school's over (Neural Networks final last night), I decided to clean up my kitchen and cook tonight. That's the first really decent meal I've fixed since I moved into my house in November. It's been depressing me that I couldn't sit down and cook a really nice meal.
Tonight I dug out my old wok which has been in a box since 1998. A real, honest to goodness, stirfry with nothing special, but it's the best meal I've had in a while. Unfortunately that wok never really was that good, and I think I was injesting teflon.
Way back there, we tried to find a real steel wok, but gave up. Everything was either coated in something or was stainless steel. But back when we were searching (pre-1996), we didn't have what I have today: google. It's amazing how I'm always remembering something I always wanted to know or find before I discovered the Internet. Now I can always find what I want.
So, the second hit on "wok" was The Wok Shop located in San Francisco's Chinatown. I figured a steel wok would run me a lot of money, but it turns out they were $15!. I clicked through the first page of links and the sponsored ads and didn't find a deal that good anywhere else, nor did I find a place that seemed as authentic. So, there's a carbon-steel wok headed straight to my front door.
Life is good!