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Aug 2, 2011 02:21 PM

Wok Shop Woks in LA


I am looking for a 12 inch round bottom carbon steel wok and I found that WokShop of San Francisco has it, I am wondering whether this would be available in LA or not. If somebody has come across these woks please let me know.

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  1. H&B Sales is an Asian restaurant supply shop that anyone can shop at. They've got a fantastic selection of round bottom, and other sorts as well, carbon steel woks - as well as pretty much everything else and the prices are very low.

    They are on San Gabriel Blvd. just a little south of Valley Blvd. - a little north of the 10 Fwy, on the west side.

    H&B Sales
    1731 South San Gabriel Boulevard
    San Gabriel, CA 91776
    (213) 617-1088‎

      1. re: selfportrait93

        It will be a whole lot more expensive, though, if they do.

      2. I bought an excellent Japanese made wok from Action Sales in Monterey Park

        Best wok I've ever bought! Just make sure you look for the one from Japan.

        Action Sales
        415 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

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        1. re: Sgee

          I bought a hand-hammered iron wok from the Wok Shop in San Francisco (great store!) and a carbon steel wok and lots of other supplies from Action Sales in Monterey Park. They have a hugh selection of types and sizes of woks and so much more stuff at great prices. One of my favorite shops in the greater L.A. area!

          Action Sales
          415 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

          1. re: Sgee

            "Just make sure you look for the one from Japan."
            Care to expound?

            1. re: TonyC

              Wok made in Japan at Action Sales ?

              Action Sales
              415 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

              1. re: sasidhar79

                Yes, I got that part, but.. "why"? The Japanese aren't even known for wokking. My Chinese woks (from Action) are holding up more than fine. And they were cheap as dirt.

                1. re: TonyC

                  Much better construction than the Chinese made woks and only about $15 more. I find the carbon steel is less prone to rust and seasons better.

                  'The Japanese aren't even known for wokking.'
                  They are not known for chinese cleavers either.. but they do make a fine product when they do..

            2. re: Sgee

              How big is this wok ? can you please let me know the brand and model of this wok you have ?
              Yes Japanese make a damn fine product alongside Germans.

            3. Hi Sasidhhar79, saw your question and thought I would give you another wokking option. I have just come back from the mother load of Japanese cooking equipment in the Torrance area, called Hitachiya. It is a little mom and pop store, but just packed with Japanese cookware and accessories.

              If you are still looking for a wok, this place has the Yamada Kogyo wok. This is a Japanese made wok, 1.2mm thick, which is machine pressed, but has been hammered to duplicate an authentic hand hammered one. I know cause I got a 33cm one, and actually made fried rice after seasoning it and then deep frying some lumpia. They are pricey though, as with most stuff in that shop.

              I bought a 33cm Cantonese style with the two loop handles for $51.00. But well worth the money if you ask me. And if you are still looking, I would suggest going there this weekend, Saturday, September 14th-Monday the 16th, as they are having a 2nd anniversary sale. Everything in the store will be discounted up to 40% off. I'll be there on Sunday, hope to see you there.