The question I get asked the most is
“Where did you get that PAN???”
And of course, the “pan” is the tomagoyaki pan I use to make my Gyerranmari or Korean omelet. It’s non-stick, which is a MUST when making this dish and the rectangular shape keeps things really tidy. The truth is, though, that any non-stick pan will do, including your plain old round ones. I’ve even used a cast iron pan for making this dish.
In order to answer your “WHERE CAN I GET THAT [INSERT]?” questions all in one place, I thought I’d start a series where I post a list of my favorite things in the kitchen. This week, we are starting on the stovetop!!
I use this pan almost exclusively to make my Gyerranmari, nothing else. However, I make omelets so much, I use it about 3 times a week!
Non-stick Ballarini “Wok”
I received this Ballarini pan as a gift, and I’ve used it almost every day. It is so easy to use to cook just about everything, including the aforementioned gyerranmari. You’ll see it in a ton of my recipe videos and I love the price point, as well!
Cast Iron Griddle
With a little practice, your cast iron will act in much the same way as your non-stick pan, but better. I love this cast iron griddle for pancakes, some vegan sausage, or for these beautiful English muffins.
Deep Cast Iron Pan
I love this deep cast iron pan for my deep frying, as you can see. I also use it to bake my focaccia, cornbread, and other breads. It’s so versatile and durable. Just make sure to take good care of it!
Le Creuset Petite Dutch Oven
This smaller Dutch oven from the iconic cookeware producer is perfect for when you’re only cooking for 1-2 people. It’s large enough to accommodate servings for up to 4-6, but not so large that it’s plain intimidating! It’s beautifully durable and comes in multiple different colors.
I received this non-stick granite pan set for Christmas and I’ll be honest–I didn’t think I’d need it. But the sizes are so perfect for smaller meals or for something that requires a truly flat surface (like an omelet). It turned out to be a truly perfect gift for me!
Dolsot (Korean Stone Pot)
The dolost–or the Korean stone pot–was made famous by “Dolsot Bibimbap” (pictured above). Kind of like when you get fajitas, the rice is still sizzling when it’s served, so by the time you get to the bottom of the pot, you’ve got perfect rice crackling. I’ve used this to make bibimbap, too, but I also use it to make virtually all my Korean stews (or chigaes), as well as bread!
Brass Ramen Pot
If you’ve ever watched a Korean drama, you’ve seen that brass pot full of ramen noodles, together with the lid that is used as that crucial landing zone between boiling pot and mouth. If you haven’t, then maybe go watch a Korean drama? I love this brass pot because it makes everything get hot in like 5 seconds. It’s truly amazing. NOT DISHWASHER SAFE!
Self-Draining Wide Pasta Pot
I am married to an Italian and we both run marathons. I thus make a LOT of pasta, potatoes, and rice. Shortly after moving in with my husband, I invested in a pasta pot that had a colander for a lid (I’m not joking) and was wide enough where I didn’t have to break my spaghetti noodles in half to avoid having them burn. This is truly one of my most FAVORITE things in my kitchen. I splurged and got the one in stainless steel, but the black one comes at an unbeatable price point!
Small Sauce Pot
I cannot live without these small stainless steel sauce pots. I have 2 of them and they are perfect for cooking up small batches of aromatics, vegetables, or infusing oils (as I’m doing in the above). They’re also great for cooking ramen noodles, if you don’t have one of those brass pots!
Iwatani Portable Stovetop
Many people have commented how mesmerizing the burner of my stovetop is. This stovetop is so reliable and so easy to use, I have two of them: one for my pasta water and one for my sauces! You’ll need to purchase Butane canisters separately, but that’s it. No chords, no plugs, nothing. It’s as wifi as your laptop!
That’s a wrap, all!!
I hope you all found this useful, because I’m NGL–it took forever to put together! If you did like it, comment below and let me know, so I’m properly motivated to move onto my favorite knives!!