Search found 1656 matches

by Altadan
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

Ordered mine from Wok Shop three weeks ago and nothing yet, no shipping update, no response from seller via email, voice mail or browser inquiry....anyone else deal with wokshop before? So, I tried ordering last year, around when Covid just became a thing. After a month of waiting without hearing a...
by Altadan
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

I am digging the vegetable cleaver in the top pick...brand/model? Like just mentioned above, it's a Daovua small cleaver (spring-steel line). It was ok for the price when it got here, but with some thinning it really, really sings. Really. The combination of penetration and food release (at least o...
by Altadan
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

So, I finally got my shipment from the wokshop. This is a POW (stamped) carbon wok, 14", and with no other wok to compare to I can honestly say this one is really great. It's refreshing to be able to saute again, after about three years of primarily using the CS DeBuyer skillet. Seasoning was e...
by Altadan
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

Well, this WokMon thing-a-ma-jig really caught my attention as far as fire-focusing and heat-buildup is concerned for my yet future wok. I do find his invention somewhat overpriced for what it is, and and while wife did say "just buy it Dan," I am convinced that I can make it myself :lol: ...
by Altadan
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

Hahahaha I remember feeling the same way when the carbon-skillet bandwagon started... then a few months later I took a peek, and now I'm a super happy owner of a 12.5" CS skillet. Later a cleaver bandwagon stated and I thought "pppffft, not even going there..." now I swing mine with a...
by Altadan
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 1743
Views: 191799

Re: What did you cook today?

Busy kitchen day yesterday making two pots of soup. Ciopinno was on the menu last night and potato leek for tonight. I like soups like that to rest overnight. Ciopinno - leek, fennel, garlic, paste, white wine, garden tomato sauce, shrimp stock,bay and thyme, squid, clams and shrimp. It was delicio...
by Altadan
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 1743
Views: 191799

Re: What did you cook today?

Looks delicious Dan! Thanks Jeff, it really was! Have you tried Gary Wiviott's hot oil take on Barbara Tropp's hot oil to use in your stirfrys. Actually, there are lots of Barbara's oil recipes to be found online. She believed in infusing oils ahead of time, to make the cooking easier. And if you h...
by Altadan
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

LaVieestBelle wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:45 am I am such a sucker for things like this. If I succumb, I will let everyone here know!
"If"

Or

"when"?
:lol: :twisted:
by Altadan
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 1743
Views: 191799

Re: What did you cook today?

Oh duck! It's been a while. Man, that looks yum! Reminds me of some Czech duck I had in Prague, with red and white cabbage, and something they call Kneydlik (not sure about spelling). So, someone recently 'thanked' an old video post of the Wok Therapist I posted on the Carbon Skillet thread. I watch...
by Altadan
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

ARGH! So I only just see this post now, after having ordered a round-bottom from the WokShop! First to hear that the hand-hammered is likely not authentic (regarding price, I'd expect one actually could get hand-made stuff from china for much less than one would expect, no?), and then to hear what m...
by Altadan
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3384
Views: 445146

Re: Show us your new knife!

Jeff B wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:23 pm
Truck payment, shmuck payment....
Ha!
I was wondering where the truck fit in all this - THAT'S where :lol:
by Altadan
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anryu Knives Updates
Replies: 83
Views: 4209

Re: Anryu Knives Updates

Woah! I just got the notification on the 210 a quarter hour ago, and by the time I got around to look,
gone! :shock:
by Altadan
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gassan B#2 knives - anyone remember those?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Gassan B#2 knives - anyone remember those?

I dumped those because customers didn’t buy them and when they did they complained about the handles. They required us to buy 20 per sku which didn’t make sense for us since some sku’s took 2 years to sell that many. Clearly I recalled it all very incorrectly Sorry! Thanks for the correction! The b...
by Altadan
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gassan B#2 knives - anyone remember those?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Gassan B#2 knives - anyone remember those?

I used to own a really nifty, super-flat-profile, "Gassan B#2" gyuto. At the time I got one of the last ones on CKTG, before it was discontinued. Jbart65 used to (or still does) own one, and held it in very high regard - and for good reason. If I recall correctly, Mr. Gassan either refused...
by Altadan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk me into a Mert Tansu
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Talk me into a Mert Tansu

From your question I am assuming you have already bought it...so why are you seeking affirmation if you have it in hand? Because I have not been able to handle one in person. Did you pay already, but do not yet have the knife? What's the situation? What other knives do you have? Hey, he's got a rea...
by Altadan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New steel (for me) SRK8 steel
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: New steel (for me) SRK8 steel

It's always so cool to see you introduce new smiths into the shop, and be the first to sell their wares outside of Japan (or outside their own prefecture, for that matter!) +1 on you traveling as soon as possible/desirable. I take it that the covid virus does cannot stand the heat and pressure of sm...
by Altadan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Covid Barbie
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Covid Barbie

Surely this is a well edited joke.
I've a friend in DC who'll really appreciate this though
by Altadan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 1743
Views: 191799

Re: What did you cook today?

You're giving me an idea, Ronnie.
I got a nice "balady" eggplant (the one that's got ridges, like a pumpkin), and I originally thought fired-egglplant with tahini, but this look more... warm, and cozy, and comforting ^_^
by Altadan
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Ishikawa Nakiri Review
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Ishikawa Nakiri Review

ChefKnivesToGo wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:02 pm
...and he sucks at choil shots. I'll talk to him about it.
Thank you <3
by Altadan
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Ishikawa Nakiri Review
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Ishikawa Nakiri Review

Mark, this is a beautiful review! Thank you for sharing it.

I clicked on the link to the Ishikawa, wanting to take (another) gander at the choil of that single bevel nakiri, but the choil shot...
May I ask, has something changed a lot lately, with regards to the choil shots specifically?
Thanks!