June 4, 2023

Asian food is delicious with its sauces, spices, and herbs. There is also something about the “wok”, the Chinese round bottomed cooking pot, that makes stir fried food delightful. In these Covid-19 quarantine times, “Wok Your Way” restaurant and food service has rice or noodle dishes in a carton to satisfy the craving for Asian flavors.

In three basic steps, you get to make your own dish with your own selected ingredients in the Asian flavor you want.

Step one gives you a choice of rice or noodles as the basic ingredient to your dish. The rice lovers have three option – Jasmine, brown or black rice. Noodles come in egg or rice noodles. Step two is the choice of protein – beef, pork, chicken or tofu. You can have a combination of meats too. In this part, you also get only the vegetables that you like – broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper, baby corn, sweet corn, bokchoy, spinach, or bean sprouts. You can have as many as you want or none at all, your call.

Then, step three gives you the favorite Asian flavor you want at the moment – Singapore (sambal), Thailand (curry), Indonesia (peanut and chili), Korea (kimchi), Japan (teriyaki), or China (oyster sauce). There are add-ons too: extra noodles, extra rice, fried egg, fried garlic, peanuts, sesame seeds, or cilantro. How can your palate go wrong, after all it was your combination of flavors.

The price of your dish is dependent on the combinations of protein, vegetables and add-ons that you want. The most basic combination of rice, tofu, bean sprout, and fried garlic will be P100 in whatever Asian flavor you want. But the best part is the serving is just right for the average eater with enough carbohydrates, protein and vegetables in the dish, healthy.

There are secrets that restaurants keep and for “Wok Your Way” their sauces are what differentiate the dishes from the six Asian countries. Since I got bitten by the Korean drama bug, my like for kimchi has escalated. The delicious slurping of noodles has made me obsessed, somehow, plus the nutty taste of sesame seeds is a craving too. In one noodle meal with kimchi from this restaurant, all my Korean cravings were satisfied. The chili garlic sauce that I mixed into my meal was heaven. My foodie partner, Michael, was into the curry flavor of Thailand in his chicken, broccoli and cauliflower Jasmine rice dish topped with crunchy garlic. I owe this food experience to his having eaten at this resto in the past. I just learned from Facebook that they opened in 2016.

As the Covid-19 quarantine period transitions into a more relaxed protocol for priority businesses, more restaurants are opening for sit down service.

For the homebound, delivery options will be practical than having to go out just to eat. They open at 11a.m. and the kitchen closes at 7 p.m.

Enjoy the Asian flavors of Wok Your Way at the second floor of 163 Balagtey- Perez Bldg. across Saint Louis University campus, the way you want them to stir fry it.