This is directed towards any SeriousEaters out there that are love and are experienced with Woks. I am currently in China and have become enamored with Chinese cuisine. I've always loved it, but you don't actually realize how good the stuff is until you've had it here.
I've decided I want to start cooking more Chinese style meals when I get back to the states, but seeing as I've always thought that it was nearly impossible to recreate at home, I never bought the equipment necessary. My adventure is quickly coming to an end, so my question to you is whether I should buy a wok here and have it take up space in my luggage and have it be a hassle, or if its not worth the trouble. Does buying a wok here give me advantages that I would not have with a wok bought in the states?