The Wok of Ages

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The Wok of Ages

The Wok allowed you to cook dry noodles and MSG ingredients with other food in the game to make chow mein, hi mein, wontons, and lasagna.

The Wok of Ages was located inside the The League of Chef-Magi. You gained access to it by having the skill Transcendental Noodlecraft and unlocking the guild as a Mysticality class.

You learn a new skill: Transcendental Noodlecraft.
Brie smiles. "The time has come, O Chef-Mage, for all of our tools to be revealed to you." She draws back a curtain you hadn't noticed before. "Behold. The Wok of Ages. Its secrets are now yours -- stir-fry will bend to your will."



  • The button to improve food is labelled "Kick It Up A Notch"; the resulting message is "BAM!" The message contains one "BAM!" per food you kick up a notch at a time; for example, if you kicked three items, the message is "BAM! BAM! BAM!".
  • Kicking food up a notch requires dry noodles and MSG and costs 1 Adventure (even with a Chef-in-a-box or with Inigo's active).
  • Like any cooking you may use the Wok while falling-down drunk.
  • The Wok was only ever accessible to Pastamancers and Saucerors.


  • Prior to February 25, 2008, Lo mein used to require use of the Wok, but that was removed.
  • On July 7th, 2015, The Wok of Ages was removed from the game. As part of this update, Chow meins were removed from the game as well. Instead, MSG and dry noodles can be cooked together to make savory dry noodles, which are used instead of the Wok to make the Transcendental Noodlecraft dishes.
    • This change makes it easier for non-Myst characters who are Accordion Thieves or others in aftercore to make these dishes (assuming the correct permed skills), as they can simply buy the MSG and continue the crafting process without waiting to ascend.


  • "The Wok of Ages" is a reference to the old-time Protestant hymn "Rock of Ages" by the Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady (no doubt also to the Def Leppard song "Rock of Ages", which itself alludes to the hymn) as well as the Jewish liturgical poem, Ma'oz Tzur.
  • "BAMing" references a popular catchphrase of Emeril Lagasse, a famous chef who hosts his own show, Emeril Live on the Food Network. While cooking and adding spice to certain dishes he often says such phrases like "BAM!", as well as "Kick it up a notch!" and "One more time!".
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