This is pedantic, & very late, but... This statement
"it takes more than five times as much energy to convert one gram of water into steam as it does to raise that same gram of water's temperature by one degree!"
is way off. It takes about 540 times as much heat, not 5 times.
The latent heat of vaporization of water is 540 cals/g.
A cal(orie) is the heat that raises the temp of 1 g of water by 1 deg C.
Please stop using units like "stick of butter".
And, what's a firk?
Thanks for the recipe.
Why are the noodles cooked twice? Why not simply steam them in the wok for about 3 minutes more, instead of boiling and rinsing first?
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