I have really enjoyed expanding my book collection to include more and more Asian cookbooks. If I was asked to recommend an Asian cookbook, I’d start with Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables. This is the exact kind of cookbook I would have wanted when I started cooking Chinese and other Asian foods at home.
Lucky Rice features 100 Asian, or Asian-inspired recipes. This is the perfect book that captures some of the more popular dishes in different Asian cuisines. My favorites are the Chinese food ones because it covers our family favorites like Whole Steamed Fish, Longevity Noodles, Garlicky-Stir Fried Pea Sprouts (which I made over the weekend, and always a favorite), and Chairman Mao’s Red-Braised Pork Belly.
The book chapters are:
-Snacks and Grub
-Soups and Broths
-Rice Bowls and Beyond
I was pleasantly surprised to find Asian Mash-Ups, especially the Korean-style U.S. Army Stew. I’m looking forward to trying that recipe next. There are some other favorites with a twist like Instant Kimchi, Bubble Tea, Thai Shrimp Boil and Soup, and Vietnamese Iced Coffee Pops.
The book is well organized with a nice, clean layout. The photographs are gorgeous and appetizing.
This book is definitely staying in my collection!
Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own.