Easy Asian Cookbook Review
|Title:||Easy Asian Cookbook: 100+ Takeout Favorites Made Simple|
|Published:||June 30, 2020, Rockridge Press|
|No. of Pages:||186|
|Cover Price:||$17.59 Paperback, $6.99 Kindle|
Everyone who loves Asian takeout, whether it be Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Korean, Myanmarese, Sri Lanken, or Indonesian, can now prepare their favorite dishes at home, thanks to Kathy Fang, and her cookbook, Easy Asian Cookbook: 100+ Takeout Favorites Made Simple
This cookbook is an Asian food lover’s dream. Along with lists of Asian ingredients that are readily found at Asian grocery stores (many are found in larger regular grocery stores), Fang includes a good list of equipment needed to make the dishes at home. Of course, the recipes are what really stand out in this excellent cookbook. Most of the recipes are popular and well-known Asian dishes, and food lovers will certainly have a long queue of dishes that they want to make. Fang also adds comments at the top of each recipe, which are helpful and let the readers know the origin of the recipe (many of the most popular “Asian” dishes actually were developed in US restaurants), or special notes, as well as which Asian country the dish is from.
The recipes are written in a succinct and easy-to-follow format, and everyone – whether beginning or more advanced cooks – can successfully prepare the dishes successfully. Unfortunately, there is only one photograph introducing each section, and while these very few photographs are nice, the book really needs photos of every dish so that cooks can know how their recipe is supposed to turn out, and of course if it is similar to the dish they love at their favorite Asian restaurant.
If Asian takeout is a favorite, this cookbook will make a good addition to the cookbook shelf.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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