The Palayok is an unglazed clay pot used in traditional Filipino cuisine. It is great for making native Filipino soups and stews such as Kare-kare, and its beautiful rustic black finish which together with a woven bamboo ring (sold separately) makes for a great presentation for family style service. This Palayok holds 2.0 qt, and is 9 in. wide x 9 in. deep x 7.0 in. high. The round shape is better suited for gas ranges or open fire as the flames travels up the sides and evenly distributes the heat, however they can be used on electric and glass stovetops, especially if used with a wok ring.