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From Cantonese 鑊 (wok6), in Mandarin called: trad. 鑊, simpl. 镬 (pinyin: huò) or trad. 鍋, simpl. 锅 (pinyin: guō).
Cantonese wok6 from Middle Chinese xfiuak (also the source of Mandarin huò)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Heat the oil in a wok until smoking hot.
Amoy straight to Wok noodles come out stodgy and tasteless, super noodles - well let's not go there.
A key ingredient in any Chinese kitchen is the wok.
On gas tops look out for wok burners which will produce more power from a single burner.
Simply wok or pan fry for 6 minutes for a tasty meal.
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