Town Food Service Equipment was founded in 1929 as a small sheet metal shop near New York City’s Chinatown where it supplied the Chinese restaurants in the area with fabricated equipment. After many years of working the Asian restaurant community, Town transformed into a major supplier of Asian cooking equipment, tools and restaurant supplies. Today Town Food Service continues to grow and cater to the needs of Asian restaurants.
I bought this flat bottomed wok because the owners manual for my new range said it would work better/safer. My new wok is .050 (50 thousandths) thick, my old 12" round bottom is .040 thick. The flat bottom of this wok measures 8 and 1/4 inches. The bottom isn't flat, like others mentioned. Mine had an eighth inch dip in the bottom so I got out my hammers and "worked" the bottom until it popped up. Now I have a raised center in the bottom and it sits flat on my "continuous grate" range top. Works great for batter frying. I seasoned my new wok on top of my range, on high, at 10,000 BTU's using extra light olive oil and the green part of green onions. Stir fried them until they were black and the inside of the wok was a dark chocolate color. The flame side of the wok turned an iridescent blue. The first meal cooked in this wok was Cashew Chicken and there were no metallic tastes what-so-ever. This one is a keeper!
As always, the products I bought from FSW are good quality, exactly as described, at a good price and delivered quickly. The slicer is light weight, easy to handle and sharp.
I have had this wok for about a month and have used it several times. Things to note: 1) I would not describe this as Hand-hammered. A more proper description would be: "formed by a machine with hammer marks added afterward"; 2) the handle is welded, and appears to be very sturdy; 3) like all carbon steel pans, it comes with a thick layer or industrial grease. My recipe for removing is to cover with Dawn Power Dissolver, sit for five minutes, scrub well with a brush, rinse, then use a couple rounds of regular dish soap, rinsing well in between; 4) like all carbon steel pans, it requires seasoning. I blued my pan over hot coals with no oil, then two rounds of frying chives and scallions on high head with a little oil until burnt. Worked well enough; 5) one pounds of meat plus veggies seems about the limit that the wok can comfortably fry.
Wanted these for center piece decorations and found the best price here!
i bought this steamer to cook mussels, it works wonderfully
Town Food Service makes all of the Asian kitchen tools and tabletop supplies you need to make, serve and enjoy delicious Asian food and drink whether at home or in a restaurant. With everything from cute panda-themed mugs and attractive tabletop supplies to Asian cooking utensils, sushi tools and so much more, Town Food Service has you covered.
This gas Cantonese wok ranges is made to hold Cantonese-Style Woks and provide the heat necessary for Cantonese cooking applications. This range has a 16” diameter chamber to fit a 20” diameter wok and has a Three Ring Burner for the widest range of settings and smallest amount of maintenance.
This Mandarin wok range is made to hold Mandarin woks and provide the heat necessary for Mandarin cooking applications. It has a 13” diameter chamber that will hold a 14” or 16” diameter wok. Town Food offers many different burner types to choose from in order to best suit your needs.
This unique portable wok range allows preparation of Chinese cuisine at tables in a restaurant or catering events. It uses a 25# propane cylinder to power the high performance burner. Made of reinforced stainless steel, this range cart is sure to be the centerpiece of any Asian function.