Now THAT'S what I call a wok!

@JudyEv (123170)
Bunbury, Australia
April 18, 2017 8:14am CST
When we went to the Donnybrook Apple Festival in Western Australia on Easter Saturday, we were pleased to see a number of food stalls dotted around the area. One was selling Spanish foods but I didn't take a photo of the sign and now I can't remember what the dishes were. I think this might have been a risotto but I'm not sure. However we were amazed at the size of the wok. There were three woks this size churning out meals for hungry people. We didn't try this but went on till we came to a Turkish foodstall. I had gozleme and Vince had a doner kebap. The Turkish chef said he'd been in Australia in 20+ years. His wife and son had been born in Australia. He gave us each a piece of the lamb which was going into the kebaps and it was beautifully tender. We often have gozleme at Fairbridge music festival where we'll be this weekend. I wonder if the same Turkish family will be there. Edit: My friend Anna (@LadyDuck) says the flat dish is called a 'paellera' and I remember now the dish was a paella which Anna says is a sort of risotto.
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@LadyDuck (157034)
• Switzerland
18 Apr 17
This is not a wok Judy, this is a "paellera" the big flat iron pan that the Spanish use to make the paella, that is a sort of risotto with other ingredients added. The wok has another shape.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
You're right of course and it was a paella that they were serving. Thanks for putting me right. I did say I can learn a lot from you didn't I? I'll edit it.
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@pgntwo (21648)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Apr 17
My thought exactly.
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@LadyDuck (157034)
• Switzerland
18 Apr 17
@JudyEv We Milanesi learnt to make the saffron risotto from the Spaniards when they dominated our city.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
18 Apr 17
That's impressive. It sounds like there were lots of yummy foods and that you guys had a lot of fun.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
We did enjoy our time there thanks.
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@Kandae11 (36879)
18 Apr 17
Those woks could feed a multitude. What is gozleme.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
Gozleme is like a flat pancake spread with various ingredients and folded. I had mince and spinach.
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@Kandae11 (36879)
18 Apr 17
@JudyEv Sounds like a wrap - I love them.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
@Kandae11 Yes, but it's not rolled. It's flat pieces cut into squares and provided with lemon wedges.
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• United States
18 Apr 17
I was going to say since it's Spanish food it's not a wok. Paella is rice with seafood, pork and/or chicken added in and tons of spices. My friend lived in Spain for a while and made this for me the first time I went to her home for dinner...I was sick all night from the spices.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
Anna put me right. I should have known it wasn't a wok by the shape. Oh no, you were sick! I was thinking I'd try some if the same stall is at the festival we're going to. Now maybe I won't. Maybe I'll coax Vince into getting some and try some of his.
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• United States
19 Apr 17
@JudyEv Don't forget, I have severe tummy isues - I don't/can't eat pork, fried foods, spices, dairy, nuts, oil....the list goes on and on.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill Oh, I'd forgotten that. Maybe I'll just get my own serve.
@Shavkat (62453)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
That's so big cooking tool. I am sure the food is so delicious.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
I'm sorry now that I didn't taste it.
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@Shavkat (62453)
• Philippines
19 Apr 17
@JudyEv That sad to hear. But there is always a next time, my friend.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
@Shavkat They might be at the festival this weekend so I'll have another chance.
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@manasamanu (3753)
• Bangalore, India
18 Apr 17
Thats one big vessel to feed the hungry mass. It must have tasted delicious. People got so lucky to taste them.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
There were a lot of people lining up to try it.
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• Bangalore, India
19 Apr 17
@JudyEv You should have tried too.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
@manasamanu Yes, I should have. Perhaps the same stall will be at the next festival.
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@1creekgirl (10313)
• United States
18 Apr 17
I love learning about exotic foods. Glad you all had a good time.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
Thanks. I'm not very adventurous. Exotic foods are often a bit spicy for me but I do try to sample them when I can.
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@1creekgirl (10313)
• United States
18 Apr 17
@JudyEv But, lamb is exotic for me!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
@1creekgirl I'm surprised that lamb isn't a staple in the US.
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
18 Apr 17
Wow that is one huge wok. I have never seen anything like that before. So cool!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
It's massive isn't it? I think it had four big burners under it.
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
18 Apr 17
@JudyEv wow that is so awesome and one way to feed a big crowd
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@pgntwo (21648)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Apr 17
Those Spaniards wouldn't like to hear it called a wok, I think. ;)
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
No indeed. Anna has put me straight so I'll be able to sound knowledgeable now! That'll be a first.
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@pgntwo (21648)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Apr 17
@JudyEv So I saw - anything to help stop the leap from frying pan into fire...
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Apr 17
@pgntwo I'm sure I'll find another way to make the leap.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
18 Apr 17
I couldn't image cooking in a pan that size. Heck I couldn't life it empty lol.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
It's massive isn't it? I hadn't thought about picking it up. Maybe they have a truck with a Hiab lifty thing.
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@TheHorse (65696)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Apr 17
@JudyEv I assume they ladle out the yummies.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Apr 17
@TheHorse Yes, they were going into cardboard boxy things.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
18 Apr 17
It's amazing to me that they can cook in such a huge pan and not burn everything!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
They have four burners underneath so the heat is being distributed all over the bottom of the pan. It's still possible to burn it but the heat needn't be intense.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
19 Apr 17
@JudyEv Looks delicious!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Apr 17
@CRK109 The more I reply to comments and see the photo, the more I wish I'd tried it.
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
18 Apr 17
I love to go to the festival that also have all the food like that. We had one here about a week and a half ago and I tried a little of this and a little of that from the local vendors. It was great. It sounds lie you and Vince had a wonderful time.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
We did have a good time thanks. You need to be hungry to be able to sample everything, don't you?
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
19 Apr 17
@JudyEv they served little portions of each thing. We paid an entrance fee that including sampling of all the food. It was great.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Apr 17
@HazySue That's a great idea. That way you can try lots of things.
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@JohnRoberts (56767)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Apr 17
Everything is bigger down under!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
I think you've said that before!
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@JohnRoberts (56767)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Apr 17
@JudyEv And I will probably say it again!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
@JohnRoberts You need to be careful. You'll be predictable soon.
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@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
18 Apr 17
That's really a big wok what's that snack called?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
I can't remember but I think it was a risotto of some kind.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
It wasn't risotto. It was paella but they start off a bit the same.
@Corbin5 (106053)
• United States
18 Apr 17
That is one whopper of a wok, or 'paellera," for sure!!! Wonder if a 'paellera' is always that large. Sounds like you had a lovely Easter weekend at the festival.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
I presume they'd have different sizes depending on how many they're cooking for.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Apr 17
Oh my... That is the biggest pan of paella I have ever seen.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
It's huge isn't it? But the crowd were queueing up for it.
@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
18 Apr 17
That's huge indeed. Never seen something like that before. I am sure that you a nice time over there. I love eating kebabs
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
We did enjoy our day there thanks. Next time I might try the paella.
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@amadeo (65656)
• United States
18 Apr 17
yes she is correct there.I love risotto.Had them the other day.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
The best risotto I've ever had was in Ireland. I've only had it a couple of times.
@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
18 Apr 17
That sounds like a great day and good food. I like going to festivals. We have a lot of similar events here in Virginia. Apple festivals in particular. I've never eaten gozleme, but it sounds interesting. I do like to try new things to eat. Recently, my daughter and I tried a new restaurant and I had these spring rolls that were quite different than what I was used to. They were delicious as an appetizer. I want to go back to that restaurant.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
It's great when you try something new and it is delicious.
• United States
18 Apr 17
WOW that is a huge WOK and so sturdy ! I haven't used one of those in so long and really miss it !
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 17
You couldn't cook for two on it, could you?
• United States
21 Apr 17
@JudyEv not unless each person is very very hungry !
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
@enlightenedpsych2 Haha. Exactly - or else maybe they'd need to love leftovers!
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