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AMAZING, AUTHENTIC CHINESE RECIPES, EASY TO PREPARE
on May 11, 2007
I bought the Shun Lee cookbook when it first came out, since I was familiar with the quality and deliciousness of the food at the restaurant in New York, and have always wanted to learn how to make such amazing chinese food at home.
I am something of a novice chef, especially when it comes to chinese cuisine, and all of the recipies I have prepared have come out amazingly. I made the dry sauteed green beans, lemon chicken, and scallion pancakes for a dinner party of 5, and got rave reviews all around...people couldn't believe I had made the dishes myself! Everyone asked me for the recipes, and a couple of people went out and bought the book. Several of my friends have since tried the recipes at home with similarly fantastic results.
I've also made the dumplings in big batches and kept them in my fridge and prepared them in different ways for dinner all week long (same goes for the cold sesame noodles).
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who ever wanted to be able to make fantastic chinese at home (or pass themselves off as a gourmand to all of their friends).
This cookbook is my go-to for dinner parties and quick, simple, delicious meals during the week.