"Wok hei" is not necessary for good stir-fry
I knew it!
If you want to cook like a Chinese restaurant cook, fine, you need a 100k btu burner. But if you want to cook like a Chinese home cook, your normal western stove will do a fine job. My Jenn-Air gas stove has a 14k btu burner and I make very good stir-fry.
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