Best Asian Cookbooks

The Asian cuisine is a very popular and extensive cuisine with countries such as Japan, China, Korea, India, Thailand and so much more. This list can only be an introduction but might give you some inspiration. It contains some of teh best and best selling Asian cookbooks. Some of them classics, other cookbooks brand new from 2018.

Check out some other lists as well: best Indian cookbooks, best vegan cookbooks, best Japanese cookbooks.

Top Ten Best Asian Cookbooks

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Maangchi
May 19, 2015
Best Asian Cookbooks: Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook

Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook

Her millions of fans compare her to Julia Child. An Internet sensation, Maangchi has won the admiration of home cooks and chefs alike with her trademark combination of good technique and good cheer as she demonstrates the vast and delicious cuisine of Korea. In Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking, she shows how to cook all the country’s best dishes, from few-ingredient dishes (Spicy Napa Cabbage) to those made familiar by Korean restaurants (L.A. Galbi, Bulgogi, Korean Fried Chicken) to homey one-pots like Bibimbap.

For beginners, there are dishes like Spicy Beef and Vegetable Soup and Seafood Scallion Pancake. Maangchi includes a whole chapter of quick, spicy, sour kimchis and quick pickles as well. Banchan, or side dishes (Steamed Eggplant, Pan-Fried Tofu with Spicy Seasoning Sauce, and refreshing Cold Cucumber Soup) are mainstays of the Korean table and can comprise a meal.

With her step-by-step photos—800 in all—Maangchi makes every dish a snap. A full glossary, complete with photos, explains ingredients. Throughout, Maangchi suggests substitutions where appropriate and provides tips based on her readers’ questions.

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Bee Yinn Low
September 10, 2011
Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao

Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao

Cook all your favorite Chinese dishes at home with this easy-to-follow Chinese cookbook! 

Growing up in a Chinese household in Malaysia where cuisine and culture were inseparable, Bee Yinn Low developed a deep love and appreciation for food. Her early memories of helping her mother prepare steamy and fragrant Chinese meals solidified into a way of life for Bee as a working woman in Southern California. A love of Chinese food didn't translate well to a modern Western lifestyle due to time and ingredient constraints. 

Rather than give up her favorite foods, Bee experimented with recreating the unforgettable flavors of her youth with her limited time and using ingredients found in local supermarkets. She managed to develop versions of her favorite Chinese dishes that had all the taste—but were a lot less work!

In Easy Chinese Recipes, Bee shares her passion and expertise in Chinese cooking. It features a collection of Bee's all-time favorite dishes—the foods she loves to cook and eat at home. She includes updated traditional family recipes along with her own versions of the best Chinese restaurant dishes from around Asia. 

Favorite Chinese recipes include:

  • Crispy Shrimp Dumplings
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Sweet-and-Sour Pork
  • Homestyle Chow Mein Noodles
  • Mongolian Beef
  • And much more…

Building off her passion, expertise and the avid following she has on her website, rasamalaysia.com, the Internet's most popular Asian food and cooking site, Easy Chinese Recipes is sure to become the go-to book for cooks interested in creating Chinese meals at home.

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Masaharu Morimoto
November 8, 2016
Best Japanese Cookbooks: Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking

The revered Iron Chef shows how to make flavorful, exciting traditional Japanese meals at home in this beautiful cookbook that is sure to become a classic, featuring a carefully curated selection of fantastic recipes and more than 150 color photos.

Japanese cuisine has an intimidating reputation that has convinced most home cooks that its beloved preparations are best left to the experts. But legendary chef Masaharu Morimoto, owner of the wildly popular Morimoto restaurants, is here to change that. In Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking, he introduces readers to the healthy, flavorful, surprisingly simple dishes favored by Japanese home cooks.

Chef Morimoto reveals the magic of authentic Japanese food—the way that building a pantry of half a dozen easily accessible ingredients allows home cooks access to hundreds of delicious recipes, empowering them to adapt and create their own inventions. From revelatory renditions of classics like miso soup, nabeyaki udon, and chicken teriyaki to little known but unbelievably delicious dishes like fish simmered with sake and soy sauce, Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking brings home cooks closer to the authentic experience of Japanese cuisine than ever before.

And, of course, the famously irreverent chef also offers playful riffs on classics, reimagining tuna-and-rice bowls in the style of Hawaiian poke, substituting dashi-marinated kale for spinach in oshitashi, and upgrading the classic rice seasoning furikake with toasted shrimp shells and potato chips. Whatever the recipe, Chef Morimoto reveals the little details—the right ratios of ingredients in sauces, the proper order for adding seasonings—that make all the difference in creating truly memorable meals that merge simplicity with exquisite flavor and visual impact.

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Andrea Nguyen
February 5, 2019
Vietnamese Food Any Day

Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors

Delicious, fresh Vietnamese food is achievable any night of the week with this cookbook's 80 accessible, easy recipes.

Drawing on decades of experience, as well as the cooking hacks her mom adopted after fleeing from Vietnam to America, award-winning author Andrea Nguyen shows you how to use easy-to-find ingredients to create true Vietnamese flavors at home—fast. With Nguyen as your guide, there’s no need to take a trip to a specialty grocer for favorites such as banh mi, rice paper rolls, and pho, as well as recipes for Honey-Glazed Pork Riblets, Chile Garlic Chicken Wings, Vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice, and No-Churn Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream. Nguyen’s tips and tricks for creating Viet food from ingredients at national supermarkets are indispensable, liberating home cooks and making everyday cooking easier.

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Charles Phan
September 25, 2012
Vietnamese Home Cooking

In his eagerly awaited first cookbook, award-winning chef Charles Phan from San Francisco's Slanted Door restaurant introduces traditional Vietnamese cooking to home cooks by focusing on fundamental techniques and ingredients.

When Charles Phan opened his now-legendary restaurant, The Slanted Door, in 1995, he introduced American diners to a new world of Vietnamese food: robustly flavored, subtly nuanced, authentic yet influenced by local ingredients, and, ultimately, entirely approachable. In this same spirit of tradition and innovation, Phan presents a landmark collection based on the premise that with an understanding of its central techniques and fundamental ingredients, Vietnamese home cooking can be as attainable and understandable as American, French, or Italian. 

With solid instruction and encouraging guidance, perfectly crispy imperial rolls, tender steamed dumplings, delicately flavored whole fish, and meaty lemongrass beef stew are all deliciously close at hand. Abundant photography detailing techniques and equipment, and vibrant shots taken on location in Vietnam, make for equal parts elucidation and inspiration. And with master recipes for stocks and sauces, a photographic guide to ingredients, and tips on choosing a wok and seasoning a clay pot, this definitive reference will finally secure Vietnamese food in the home cook’s repertoire.

Infused with the author’s stories and experiences, from his early days as a refugee to his current culinary success, Vietnamese Home Cooking is a personal and accessible guide to real Vietnamese cuisine from one of its leading voices.

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Jet Tila
June 27, 2017
101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes

Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes

Named one of the Top 10 Cookbooks of 2017 by the Los Angeles Times!

Authentic Asian Cooking Made Simple for Everyone

Jet Tila knows a thing or two about authentic Asian cuisine. From a kid growing up in LA in a Thai and Chinese family to a prominent chef, restaurant owner and judge on Cutthroat Kitchen, he brings his years of experience and hard-earned knowledge together in this breakthrough book. Step inside Jet’s kitchen and learn the secrets to making your favorite Asian dishes taste better than takeout. Here are some of the recipes you’ll learn to master:

-Korean BBQ Short Ribs on Coke
-Jet’s Famous Drunken Noodles
-Beef Pho
-Miso Roasted Black Cod
-Panang Beef Curry
-Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich
-Sweet Chili Sriracha Hot Wings

And if you haven’t made your own Sriracha yet, Jet’s killer recipe will change your life. All in all, you get Jet’s 101 best Asian recipes to impress your friends and family, not to mention all sorts of chef-y tips on flavor, technique, history and ingredients that will make you a better cook. Time to kick ass with your wok, Jet Tila–style!

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Andrea Nguyen
August 25, 2009
Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More

Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More 

Is there anything more satisfying than a well-made Asian dumpling? Wrapped, rolled, or filled; steamed, fried, or baked–asian dumplings are also surprisingly easy to prepare and enjoy at home, as Andrea Nguyen demonstrates with more than 75 recipes. 

Nguyen is a celebrated food writer and teacher with a unique ability to interpret authentic Asian cooking styles for a Western audience. Her crystal-clear recipes for Asia’s most popular savory and sweet parcels, pockets, packages, and pastries range from Lumpia (the addictive fried spring rolls from the Philippines) to Shanghai Soup Dumplings (delicate thin-skinned dumplings filled with hot broth and succulent pork) to Gulab Jamun (India’s rich, syrupy sweets). 

Organized according to type (wheat pastas, skins, buns, and pastries; translucent wheat and tapioca preparations; rice dumplings; legumes and tubers; sweet dumplings), Asian Dumplings covers Eastern, Southeastern, and Southern Asia, with recipes from China, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Tibet, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Throughout, Nguyen shares the best techniques for shaping, filling, cooking, and serving each kind of dumpling. Plus she makes it easy to incorporate dumplings into your life by giving a thorough introduction to essential equipment and ingredients and offering make-ahead and storage guidance with time-saving shortcuts that still yield delectable results, and tips on planning a dumpling dinner party.

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Pailin Chongchitnant
March 8, 2016
Best Asian Cookbooks: Hot Thai Kitchen: Demystifying Thai Cuisine with Authentic Recipes to Make at Home

Demystifying Thai Cuisine with Authentic Recipes to Make at Home

Growing up in Thailand, Pailin Chongchitnant spent her childhood with the kitchen as her playground. From a young age, she would linger by the stove, taking in the sight of snowy white coconut being shredded, the smell of lemongrass-infused soups, and the sound of the pestle pounding against the granite mortar. 

Years later, as a Cordon Bleu–educated chef in San Francisco, Pailin vividly remembered the culinary experiences of her youth. And so, on YouTube, Hot Thai Kitchen was born. Combining her love of teaching with her devotion to Thai food, Pailin immediately connected with thousands of fans who wanted a friend and educator.

In this much-anticipated cookbook, Pailin brings her signature warmth and impressive technique to Thai food lovers everywhere. She begins by taking readers on a beautifully photographed trip to Thailand to explore the culinary culture and building blocks central to Thai food. With foolproof and easy-to-follow instructions, Pailin breaks down the key ingredients, flavours, equipment, and techniques necessary to master authentic Thai cooking. Then, she shares her must-make recipes for curries, soups, salads, and stir-fries, including entire chapters on vegetarian and vegan dishes, dips and dipping sauces, and sumptuous Thai desserts. With QR codes to video tutorials placed throughout the book, you’ll be able to connect with Pailin online, too.  

Both a definitive resource and an extraordinary exploration of Thai cuisine, Hot Thai Kitchen will delight and inspire you in your Thai cooking journey.

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Desmond Tan
March 28, 2017
Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia

Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia

From the beloved San Francisco restaurant, a mouthwatering collection of recipes, including Fiery Tofu, Garlic Noodles, the legendary Tea Leaf Salad, and many more. Never before have the vivid flavors of Burmese cooking been so achievable for home cooks.

Known for its bustling tables, the sizzle of onions and garlic in the wok, and a wait time so legendary that customers start to line up before the doors even open—Burma Superstar is a Bay Area institution, offering diners a taste of the addictively savory and spiced food of Myanmar. With influences from neighboring India and China, as well as Thailand and Laos, Burmese food is a unique blend of flavors, and Burma Superstar includes such stand-out dishes as the iconic Tea Leaf Salad, Chili Lamb, Pork and Pumpkin Stew, Platha (a buttery layered flatbread), Spicy Eggplant, and Mohinga, a fish noodle soup that is arguably Myanmar’s national dish.

Each of these nearly 90 recipes has been streamlined for home cooks of all experience levels, and without the need for special equipment or long lists of hard-to-find ingredients. Stunningly photographed, and peppered with essays about the country and its food, this inside look at the world of Burma Superstar presents a seductive glimpse of this jewel of Southeast Asia.

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Tadashi Ono
November 5, 2013
Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond

Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond

A collection of more than 100 recipes that introduces Japanese comfort food to American home cooks, exploring new ingredients, techniques, and the surprising origins of popular dishes like gyoza and tempura. 

Move over, sushi. It’s time for gyoza, curry, tonkatsu, and furai. These icons of Japanese comfort food cooking are the hearty, flavor-packed, craveable dishes you’ll find in every kitchen and street corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Japan.

In Japanese Soul Cooking, Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat introduce you to this irresistible, homey style of cooking. As you explore the range of exciting, satisfying fare, you may recognize some familiar favorites, including ramen, soba, udon, and tempura. Other, lesser known Japanese classics, such as wafu pasta (spaghetti with bold, fragrant toppings like miso meat sauce), tatsuta-age (fried chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and other Japanese seasonings), and savory omelets with crabmeat and shiitake mushrooms will instantly become standards in your kitchen as well. With foolproof instructions and step-by-step photographs, you’ll soon be knocking out chahan fried rice, mentaiko spaghetti, saikoro steak, and more for friends and family.

Ono and Salat’s fascinating exploration of the surprising origins and global influences behind popular dishes is accompanied by rich location photography that captures the energy and essence of this food in everyday life, bringing beloved Japanese comfort food to Western home cooks for the first time.

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Kei Lum Chan
September 19, 2016
Best Asian Cookbooks: China: The Cookbook

The definitive cookbook bible of the world’s most popular and oldest cuisine

"China The Cookbook is a magnificent insight into the history of Chinese cuisine. I will treasure it in my collection and it will be no doubt be used as valuable reference for many years to come." —Ken Hom OBE,Chef, author and tv presenter

In the tradition of bestsellers including Mexico and The Nordic Cookbook comes the next title in the multimillion-selling national cuisine series, China: The Cookbook. Featuring more than 650 recipes for delicious and authentic Chinese dishes for the home kitchen, this impressive and authoritative book showcases the culinary diversity of the world’s richest and oldest cuisines with recipes from the 33 regions and sub-regions.

China: The Cookbook celebrates popular staples such as Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs and Dim Sum, as well as lesser-known regional classics like Fujian Fried Rice and Jiangsu’s Drunken Chicken, and features additional selected recipes from star chefs from around the world.

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Charmaine Soloman
March 21, 2017
The Complete Asian Cookbook

This is the latest edition of Charmaine Solomon's influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook. Instantly heralded as a classic when it was first published in 1976, The Complete Asian Cookbookcovers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from 15 countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, The Philippines, China, Korea and Japan). Written with the home cook in mind, Charmaine's recipes are straightforward, simple to follow and work every time. Recipe and chapter introductions give valuable information about how local dishes are prepared and served, while the comprehensive glossary explains unfamiliar ingredients (which are steadily more commonplace in supermarkets today). The Complete Asian Cookbook is a book that belongs in the kitchens of every household.

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Peter Meehan
October 27, 2015
Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes

Delicious, straightforward recipes ... fill Lucky Peach: 101 Easy Asian Recipes, along with romping commentary that makes the book fun to read as well as to cook from.” —Associated Press

Beholden to bold flavors and not strict authenticity, the editors of Lucky Peach present a compendium of 101 easy, Asian recipes that hit the sweet spot between craveworthy and stupid simple and are destined to become favorites. Your friends and lovers will marvel as you show off your culinary worldliness, whipping up meals with fish-sauce-splattered panache and all the soy-soaked, ginger-scalliony goodness you could ever want—all for dinner tonight. You'll never have a reason to order take-out again.

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Naomi Imatome-Yun
May 8, 2015
Essential Wok Cookbook: A Simple Chinese Cookbook for Stir-Fry, Dim Sum, and Other Restaurant Favorites

A Simple Chinese Cookbook for Stir-Fry, Dim Sum, and Other Restaurant Favorites

All the Recipes You Need to Enjoy Comforting Chinese Food at Home 

Ordering Chinese takeout is easy--but it's definitely not the healthiest or most affordable way to enjoy Chinese comfort food at home. With this simple cookbook in your kitchen and a mighty wok in your hand, Chinese favorites are now quicker, healthier, and cheaper than delivery. 

The Essential Wok Cookbook is your guide to mastering the wok, the versatile pan that makes possible all of the Chinese restaurant dishes you love--no extra salt, oil, or MSG required. Beyond tips for selecting, seasoning, and caring for your wok, this cookbook also provides: 

  • Step-by-step illustrations for how to fold a dumpling, egg roll, and wonton 
  • Fun features on the origin stories and American reinventions of foods such as egg drop soup and fortune cookies 
  • Recipe labels to help you decide what to make when you're short on time (30 minutes or less) and tight on cash (under $10) 
  • Recipe tips to swap ingredients, save time, make a dish more healthy, or kick up the heat 

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, start cooking today with your wok and see just how far The Essential Wok Cookbook will take you. 

Fire up the wok with recipes like Perfect Pork Pot Stickers, Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry, Lighter Egg Foo Young, Sweet Chili Shrimp, General Tso's Chicken, Better Beef with Broccoli, and many more!

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Lonely Planet Food
September 1, 2015
From the Source - Thailand: Thailand's Most Authentic Recipes From the People That Know Them Best (Lonely Planet)

Thailand's Most Authentic Recipes From the People That Know Them Best (Lonely Planet)

From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher, From the Source is a groundbreaking cookbook series that introduces food lovers and travel enthusiasts to the world's most authentic local dishes by transporting them into the kitchens where they were perfected. Each country-specific edition features sumptuous original photography, up to 70 classic recipes, and inside stories and tips from the world's best local cooks, from street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chef patrons.

With From the Source Thailand, you'll tour through Central Thailand's sophisticated, cosmopolitan cuisine layered with Chinese and Muslim influences, Northern Thailand's mild, seasonal dishes with ancient roots, Northeastern Thailand's full-flavoured, rustic cooking that doesn't skimp on spice, and Southern Thailand's spicy offerings, with an emphasis on seafood, chillies and salt.

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Andrea Nguyen
February 7, 2017
The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles

Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles 

Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for "Single Subject" category

With this comprehensive cookbook, Vietnam’s most beloved, aromatic comfort food--the broth and noodle soup known as pho--is now within your reach.

Author Andrea Nguyen first tasted pho in Vietnam as a child, sitting at a Saigon street stall with her parents. That experience sparked a lifelong love of the iconic noodle soup, long before it became a cult food item in the United States.

Here Andrea dives deep into pho’s lively past, visiting its birthplace and then teaching you how to successfully make it at home. Options range from quick weeknight cheats to impressive weekend feasts with broth and condiments from scratch, as well as other pho rice noodle favorites. Over fifty versatile recipes, including snacks, salads, companion dishes, and vegetarian and gluten-free options, welcome everyone to the pho table.

With a thoughtful guide on ingredients and techniques, plus evocative location photography and deep historical knowledge, The Pho Cookbook enables you to make this comforting classic your own.

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David Chang
October 27, 2009
Momofuku

With 200,000+ copies in print, this New York Times bestseller shares the story and the recipes behind the chef and cuisine that changed the modern-day culinary landscape. 

Never before has there been a phenomenon like Momofuku. A once-unrecognizable word, it's now synonymous with the award-winning restaurants of the same name in New York City (Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ssäm Bar, Ko, Má Pêche, Fuku, Nishi, and Milk Bar), Toronto, and Sydney. Chef David Chang single-handedly revolutionized cooking in America and beyond with his use of bold Asian flavors and impeccable ingredients, his mastery of the humble ramen noodle, and his thorough devotion to pork.  

Chang relays with candor the tale of his unwitting rise to superstardom, which, though wracked with mishaps, happened at light speed. And the dishes shared in this book are coveted by all who've dined—or yearned to—at any Momofuku location (yes, the pork buns are here). This is a must-read for anyone who truly enjoys food.

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Amy Kimoto-Kahn
February 19, 2016
Simply Ramen: A Complete Course in Preparing Ramen Meals at Home

A Complete Course in Preparing Ramen Meals at Home

Whether you are cooking for one or twelve, Simply Ramen brings homemade ramen to your table with a delicious fusion of seventy recipes, including soup bases, noodles, toppings, and sides.

Author Amy Kimoto-Kahn shows you how to put together a bowl of piping hot ramen in a myriad of ways with a choice of four soup basesramen noodles (homemade or store-bought), and traditional and non-traditional ingredients. Enjoy bowls of porkchicken, and beef ramen. Or branch out with seafoodvegetarian, and spicy soups—and even cold ramen and a breakfast version topped with bacon and a poached egg. Make your soup base in advance and you have a quick, easy, and specialmidweek family meal.

Try your hand at:

  • Indonesian Pork Ramen with Coconut Curry Soup
  • Chicken Meatball Ramen
  • Teriyaki Beef-Wrapped Asparagus Ramen
  • California Ramen with crabmeat, avocado, and cucumber
  • Spicy Tofu Ramen
  • Crispy Greens Ramen with Swiss chard, kale, and Brussels sprouts

With simple step-by-step instructions and mouthwatering photosSimply Ramen will turn your kitchen into a ramen-ya for family and friends.

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Shanti Christensen
December 20, 2016
Family Style Chinese Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from My Culinary Journey Through China

Authentic Recipes from My Culinary Journey Through China

Family Style Chinese Cookbook is a treasure trove of real Chinese home cooking. But it’s more than just a cookbook―it’s a collection of stories about tradition, ceremony, family, and pride.”
―Bee Yinn Low, author of Easy Chinese Recipes

Authentic Chinese cuisine is responsible for some of the most tantalizing dishes in the world. And yet, creating these delicious dishes may seem daunting. We’re not talking about westernized Chinese food that you can find in most Chinese cookbooks, but rather the succulent flavors, vibrant aromatics, and bold pairings that define what authentic Chinese food truly is.

Shanti Christensen knows a thing or two about what makes Chinese food authentic. As food editor for Time Out Beijing and an avid traveller, Shanti soaked up China’s culture and food. But the best cuisine she experienced wasn’t from five-star restaurants, but rather from the family kitchens of locals.

Family Style Chinese Cookbook is an assemblage of family recipes that Shanti collected during her time with families throughout China. Presented alongside endearing stories, these recipes form a Chinese cookbook that evokes a truly unique experience to excite your curious spirit and surprise your adventurous palate.

With Family Style Chinese Cookbook you’ll find everything you need to cook home-style Chinese food from your very own kitchen, including:

  • High quality, authentic, Chinese family heirloom recipes
  • Cooking tips based on your personal preferences, and suggested variations for hard to find ingredients
  • Guidance for stocking up on Chinese pantry essentials and finding unique ingredients
  • Overview of essential equipment commonly required for proper recipe preparation such as a glazed clay pot, wok, and mandoline
  • Simplified instructions of basic cooking techniques including those for tenderizing meat, stir-frying, parboiling, and braising

In China, food brings people together. With the ease and simplicity of Family Style Chinese Cookbook, you and yours will savor the bold flavors, sweet aromas, and warm connection that can be offered through authentic Chinese cooking.

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Margaret Li
February 5, 2019
Double Awesome Chinese Food: Irresistible and Totally Achievable Recipes from Our Chinese-American Kitchen

Irresistible and Totally Achievable Recipes from Our Chinese-American Kitchen

Wildly inventive Chinese-American home cooking from the siblings behind Boston’s acclaimed Mei Mei restaurant.

Too intimidated to cook Chinese food at home but crave those punchy flavors? Not anymore. Put down that takeout kung pao chicken and get in the kitchen! Full of irresistible recipes that marry traditional Asian ingredients with comforting American classics and seasonal ingredients, Double Awesome Chinese Food delivers the goods. The three fun-loving Chinese-American siblings behind the acclaimed restaurant Mei Mei take the fear factor out of cooking this complex cuisine, infusing it with creativity, playfulness, and ease.

Take the Double Awesome: flaky scallion pancakes stuffed with two oozy eggs, sharp cheddar, and garlicky pesto; could there be anything better? Ridiculously delicious and unexpected dishes like Cranberry Sweet and Sour Stir-fried Pork and Red Curry Frito Pie will become new staples for your cooking lineup. Throw a hands-on dumpling-making party and let your friends decide whether to serve them chewy and pan-seared or crackly and deep-fried. Packed with pro-cooking tips, sauces to amp up any meal, sustainable sourcing advice, and over 100 delicious recipes, this book is your ticket to making the Chinese food of your dreams any night of the week.