A cooking utensil with a history stretching back thousands of years, the wok is famed across the world. Its versatility is nearly unmatched – it’s used for many cooking styles and imparts its own flavour to food made in it. This forms the basis for the concept of ‘wok-hei’. Literally, this refers to the heat of the wok. Figuratively, it’s translated as ‘the breath of the wok’.