TIPS & ADVICE
Successful stir-frying begins with good preparation. Because the cooking time is mere minutes, ingredients should be sliced in advance and be ready to cook when the oil in your wok is hot.
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Fresh ginger is part of the "holy trinity" of Chinese stir-fry ingredients (along with garlic and scallions). Use a standard, sharp kitchen knife to slice ginger very thin. The thinner the slices, the smaller the final dice will be. Get step-by-step instructions in our Photo Tutorial.