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Asian Tapas: Small Bites, Big Flavors Hardcover – October 15, 2004

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Tapas, the bar snacks that are a time-honored tradition in Spain, have gained a foothold in cuisines and restaurants around the world—even in many parts of Asia. This book collects small dishes from countries like India, Japan and Bali, offering seafood-heavy selections such as Fresh Salmon Salad Rolls and Spicy Fish Cakes with Coconut and Coriander. Poultry, pork and beef also have a strong presence, appearing in Malaysian Beef Satays with Spicy Peanut Sauce and a Smoked Turkey and Green Mango Salad. Apart from the expected rolls, salads and skewers, the book also covers creative sweet dishes like playful Fruit Cookie Lollipops and a time-intensive Coconut Pannacotta with Lavender Jelly, Mangosteen Meringue and Melted Chocolate. Every recipe is photographed in full color and presented in a beautiful, extravagant manner that will challenge all but the most artistically inclined cooks. Home cooks, meanwhile, may struggle just to find the ingredients. Many items are only available in specialty ethnic markets and some, such as the wagyu or sukiyaki beef in Japanese Beef Salad Rolls, are highly expensive. In addition, the authors don’t always offer substitution suggestions. Delicious as many of these dishes appear, all but the most intrepid chefs will probably prefer to try them at a restaurant, leaving the preparation to expert chefs with fully-stocked pantries.
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"With small plates emulating Spain's beloved tapas becoming increasingly popular across the country, this is a very timely cookbook indeed." —Gourmet Retailer Magazine
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.; Hardcover with Jacket edition (October 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0794603149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0794603144
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,651,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I agree the book is visually well presented and appealing, but the content is not suitable for home cooks, nor aspiring chefs. I admit I am 'flexible' in the use of 'fusion' cooking and terms, but I had definite ideas in mind when I read "Asian TAPAS". The (Spanish) tapas I know and love are not so labor intensive, nor contain such large shopping lists of ingredients. Elegant food? Absolutely. Flavorful and interesting food? Without a doubt. "Tapas", as I know them? Absolutely not - the French influence of intense preparation and manipulation (not a bad thing, don't misunderstand me), is inappropriate here - frustratingly intense efforts for 'tapas'. Also, where in the U.S. does a typical home cook/aspiring chef find, or more importantly, Afford, abalone?? It's my understanding that the finest North American source of abalone was California, and, greedy folks as they are, they overfished their abalone to extinction. Do you have the staff required to do all the mise en place and prep work for these works of art? Some cookbooks are more the display of the talents of the author chefs, rather than a source of encouragement and teaching to home chefs. This is the second time I have bought a cookbook without visual inspection - I will not do it again.
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I love cooking and cookbooks. I can relax in my kitchen in ways I can no where else and just creating and exploring is fun. My styles are a mix of French, Chinese, Tex-Mex and classic English so for me 'fusion' is my SOP. This looked like just my sort of cookbook. It looks VERY nice but as I followed my usual procedures with a new cookbook, going through and leaving tufts of paper on the recipes I wanted to try, I realized more and more these were not things I was going to try. yes they look wonderful BUT they are massively involved. I was imagining these being appetizers for a meal or maybe a selection of these forming their own meal but they were just so involved that I wouldn't be able to focus on anything else in the meal.

these should be something light and easy to make. These look and sound wonderful but are so intricate it should be left to the kitchen staff while you talk to your guests.
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The book is visually appealing and the recipes are (mostly) inspired. I don't have a problem with obtaining the ingredients or with the cooking of same. What I do have a problem with is the lack of an index. There is a table of contents at the beginning of the book but it is "organised" in a random fashion. This makes finding a suitable recipe to cook/ to fit the ingredients on hand a frustrating and laborious task.
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Format: Hardcover
Gorgeous photos and seductive recipes - but none worked for me due to confusing ingredient quantities, vague instructions, and wildly wrong cooking times. Example: "Flaky Cashew Nut Puff Pastries" calls for 6 tablespoons butter or 125g. Maybe the authors use a different kind of butter, but the butter I buy weighs 113g for 8 tablespoons. I think I would have to move closer to the center of the planet to find 6T of butter than weigh 125g. I got some good ideas, but this book is mostly a massive waste of time and ingredients.
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Co-written by an executive chef, Asian Tapas: Small Bites, Big Flavors is a beautiful recipe book that blurs cultural lines in its presentation of exciting flavors from Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China, and more. From Flaky Cashew Nut Puff Pastry Squares, to Summer Green Tea Noodles with Mussels, to Spicy Crab Salad Sandwiches and more, the preparations within combine traditional ingredients to create inventive and mouth-watering, succulent dishes. Each recipe is accompanied by a full-page color photograph that captures the dish with the precision of a skilled artist. A beautiful, captivating compendium recommended for kitchen cooks of all skill and experience levels who want to try preparing something a little different.
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