Just Wok Away, Buddy From Not Always Right :
One evening, I went out for dinner with friends to a local Mongolian BBQ. If you’re unfamiliar with this type of restaurant, you are seated at a table, and then you get up and get into a line where there’s a buffet of raw items you pile up into a bowl. At the end of the line, you hand the bowl to a cook who stir-fries your mixture on top of a giant flat wok and then gives it back to you.
As I was back at my table and eating, this guy approached the table.
Guy: “Excuse me, you’re out of bean sprouts.”
Confused, I looked at my bowl and then at this older guy who was apparently talking to me. He seemed annoyed and pointed at the buffet.
Then, it hit me. He thinks I worked there, solely based on me being Asian. My friends, non-Asian, started laughing.
The guy did not apologize. He just walked away and yelled the same thing at the wok guy.
“Man At Wok” was the trademark saying of “Wok with Yan,” a Chinese cuisine cooking show starring Stephen Yan. The show was first produced in Vancouver, British Columbia by CTV affiliate CHAN-DT in the late 1970’s
A running gag featured on the show was Yan’s wearing of an apron featuring a different pun on the word “wok.” Some examples are:
That design is new to me.
Katie Bar the Door Origin
“Katie bar the door” is an idiom originating from the early 1800s. The idiom’s origin is hard for us to trace, but it seems to evolve in American media and society, with use almost exclusively in American culture. However, the actual origin of the phrase may have Scottish or Irish roots.
A full Chinese cooking pan woks into a bar and gets tossed.
There’s a Chinese Restaurant where a friend of mine lives calles Wok This Way. The owner is an Aerosmith fan.
He woks into a bar and creates a stir, fried patrons fall off their stools.
woks into the bar and begins ringing – bong – bong – bong………….. (repeat for as many times as you want him to wok into the bar) an interactive strip for today.
Wok this way
Lil: “You can leave now … and don’t let the door hit you in the Bok Choy …!”
Do you remember Aerosmith’s cooking song?
Wok This Way
May 24, 2014