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Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao Hardcover – September 10, 2011
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"Her recipes are beyond amazing, and her photography is just stunning to say the least. "—Babble.com
"And now Bee's authored the cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes, Family Favorites from Dim Sum to Kung Pao, featuring over 80 Chinese recipes perfect for the novice cook and anyone that doesn't have a Chinese restaurant right next door." —FoodieCrush.com blog
"Plumb Bee's debut cookbook and you'll find interesting nuggets of information that she's plucked from Asian kitchens. To frame her book "easy" is to downgrade it because "easy" often connotes shortcuts. In reality, the book is dotted with nifty tidbits to help you understand certain aspects of Chinese cooking." —VietWorldKitchen.com blog
"Demystifying basic Chinese cookery, everything is clear, every recipe easily accessible, every one easy to follow in this volume. If new to Chinese cuisine, read the author's passion and perfection as you make every recipe. […] This book is at the top of its genre." —Flavor & Fortune blog
"One of the first things I do with a new cookbook is thumb through the pages to get the feel for the layout. Low's book has great photos of the dishes and photos showing tips/techniques; I wouldn't expect anything less from a world-renowned blogger (http://www.rasamalaysia.com/). A few more likes, especially appreciated in ethnic cookbooks, are the chapters containing cooking tips and techniques; description of equipment and utensils; and, more importantly, a description of ingredients with photo's of the common brands of bottled and jarred sauces/condiments. I may not be able to read Chinese, but I'm pretty good at matching pictures." —TheDaringKitchen.com blog
"The theme is "easy," but Low offers an intriguing range of Chinese food, not just pared-down, simple dishes for beginners." —LA Weekly
"Keeping matters simple without descending into the simplistic, Low presents a few dozen standard Chinese recipes from both Cantonese and Sichuan traditions." —Booklist
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We have a place here, pushcart dim sum, that is delicious (and fairly pricey) At home, from this cookbook so far, I've made the ribs, the black bean clams, and the pork bun filling, and it's all been really doable. I am not a stranger to Chinese cooking, I've been doing it for many years, but I still like to eat out because restaurant food is just different, and now I am making food that tastes like I ordered it from our favorite Chinese take out.
well laid out recipes with ingredient list and directions that are easy to read and follow
Pictures of every recipe
pictures of some of the trickier techniques
a good basic explanation of techniques and ingredients in the front of the book
delicious easy recipes
Cons: none that I've found. quibbles- I like plain white background paper but that isn't really star reduction worthy.
*ETA April 12, 2012. I can't tell you how much I love this book. Everything comes out delicious and looking pretty much like the picture.Read more ›
My daughter gave me this cookbook, and I absolutely love it! I have had several Asian cookbooks over the years, but always found them hard to understand,and find some of the ingredients, so I basically gave up trying Chinese recipes. In her cookbook Bee describes the ingredients, shows you what they look like with incredible pictures, and where to find them if your local store doesn't have what you want....how easy is that!!
Now i am cooking chinese inspired dishes like an expert, all because of Bee!!!
I initially bought this book just to support Bee Yinn Low because I felt I needed to repay the incredible generosity she offers with her recipes on her website: rasamalaysia.com. I found her site while looking for tasty and easy to create recipes after I found out that I was wheat and gluten intolerant. Without exaggeration, every single recipe that I have made on this website has been outstanding to the point where I am excited for guests to come over so I can wow them with what I have learned to make. The same goes for the recipes in this book (although I have just started out). Oh my god the Sichuan Spicy Chicken - drool. Black Bean Sauce Chicken - double drool. I have to adjust some of the recipes because the sauces or ingredients have wheat in them but they still come out excellent.
I have have come to feel after trying her recipes that most cookbooks under season their recipes so that they never come out rich or flavorful enough to stand up against restaurant-level dishes. This is not the case with the recipes in this book and on the website. Plus, in the book Bee Yinn Low goes into important details about cooking techniques that I hadn't known about before. One of my favorite tricks of the trade that I have learned (just about told everyone I know) is to tenderize chicken in baking soda for ten minutes before rinsing and stir-frying it. I have always wondered how to get that moist texture from chicken that you get in Asian restaurants and now I know.
Thank you so much Ms. Low!
I stumbled onto Bee's website, RasaMalaysia, when I was looking for a recipe for Shrimp with Mayo and Honey Walnuts for my dad's birthday a few years ago. The simplicity of her recipes makes it easy for even novice cooks like me to cook restaurant quality dishes. It also takes me less time to prep and cook three of Bee's dishes than for my Zojirushi rice cooker to cook rice. When I heard about her book, I had to have it. The pictures are professional. The food is colorful, which makes it more appetizing and healthy (since you're getting a wider range of health benefits from different color food groups). I also love that there's a list of ingredients with comments/definitions for people who may not be familiar with some of the items and a picture of the brands of sauces that Bee recommends. Her book is detailed and organized.
Many recipes are not found on the website so don't miss out! This is a must have for anyone attempting to cook Chinese food. So far all the recipes I've made are 100% hit and 0% miss.
Bee makes authentic Chinese food so you can say bye bye to your local starchy fast food restaurant.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I always wanted to get this book and now I finally got the kindle edition. I love her recipes and I follow her on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram! :)Published 11 days ago by Cindy Chan
Love this cookbook. Have made many recipes from it, all delicious. Best Chinese cookbook I have seen.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love the recipes in this book. It is easy to follow and the whole family enjoys everything I have made in it. The fried rice recipe is to die for!Published 19 days ago by T-Bex
There are a lot of seemingly tasty recipes in here. The instructions aren't hard to follow as well.Published 1 month ago by Mildred Shultis
Great book. Easy to follow instructions. The pictures are high quality and make the dishes very appetizing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by HC