Wares of Knutsford prides itself on its classic British values and traditional kitchen equipment, but in fact has a very well stocked section based upon international cooking. There are European options with mussel pots and paella pans, a sizzling fajita pan for Mexican fans, and lots of oriental cooking specialities.
Oriental cooking pans
The wok is the go to pan when cooking oriental food, and Wares of Knutsford has a variety to choose from. The Pure Oriental carbon steel range is non-stick and comes in smaller 20cm and larger 35cm sizes, with wooden or black handles. The wooden handled woks come with a fifteen year guarantee and should be washed by hand. The black handled models have a ten year guarantee and can be put in the dishwasher. All have a handy hanging loop on the handle.
Woks are ideal for stir fries and other traditional oriental cooking, with deep, sloping sides and a flat bottom for stability. Their construction allows for excellent quick and even heat distribution while the non-stick coating is easy clean, even after cooking at high temperature.
There is also an individual serving size stainless steel mini wok, ideal for presenting starters, sauces or desserts. It is made of heavy duty stainless steel with a polished brass riveted handle. The pan is dishwasher safe and guaranteed for 25 years.
Oriental cooking accessories
If you want to go the whole international cooking hog for a dinner party, pay attention not only to your menu but your accessories too. Keep food warm after serving with tea light food warmers or for some dramatic effect, serve on a cast iron sizzle platter. The platter has an integrated cast iron handle and its own wooden tray to protect your table from the heat.
Traditional bamboo steamers are a healthy way to cook your rice, vegetables, fish and dim sum but also look attractive when serving at table, while guests can join in the spirit of things by eating with a set of bamboo chopsticks. It might be an idea to have a knife and fork to hand too just in case!
To help your preparation, take a look at the wonderfully chunky 15cm stainless steel oriental cleaver and the Pure Oriental sushi maker kit, for easy moulding, pressing and cutting. Both are dishwasher safe. Don’t forget to order a set of bamboo skewers if your recipe requires.
It’s all the equipment you need for an authentic oriental feast!