Asian recipes

Rough Night Rice

Believe it or not, Japanese cuisine, in general, is actually quite vegan-friendly, and many dishes can be made vegan with just a simple substitution or two. You can enjoy the same big, bold, salty-sweet-spicy-rich-umami recipes of modern Japanese soul food without so much as glancing down the meat and dairy aisles. And best of all, it’s super-easy to make!

In Vegan Japaneasy, Tim Anderson taps into Japan’s rich culture of cookery that’s already vegan or very nearly vegan, so there are no sad substitutes and zero shortcomings on taste. From classics like Vegetable Tempura, Onigiri, Mushroom Gyoza and Agedashi Tofu, to clever vegan conversions including Cauliflower Katsu Curry, Rough Night Rice, French Onion Ramen and Mapo Tofu with Ancient Grains, you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy these tasty recipes. Add to that some outrageously good drinks and desserts, like the Watermelon Mojito and Soy Sauce Butterscotch Brownies, and you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry

Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry

Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry, Beauty Foods by Caroline Artiss. Photography by Ed Anderson.

Beauty Foods by Caroline ArtissBeauty Foods offers a no-nonsense approach to eating clean for the body and mind to get you looking and feeling great.

YouTube sensation Caroline Artiss starts with a diagnostic glossary of beauty ingredients that highlights the best things to feature in your daily food regime. Did you know, for example, that eating beetroot can help prevent premature ageing? Or that the vitamin E found in hazelnuts can hydrate the skin and reduce fine lines?

Caroline offers a selection of fresh and inventive recipes using everyday ingredients as well as superfoods, giving advice on the beauty benefits of the ingredients. From an Avocado Smoothie to Chia Chimichurri Steak, Thai Coconut Curry to Blueberry Crumble Pots, look no further for delicious recipes that do you good.

Beauty Foods: 65 nutritious and delicious recipes that make you glow from the inside out is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Glass Noodle Soup

Glass Noodle Soup

Glass Noodle Soup, Sarah Jansala and Renoo Jansala, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photography by Toni Zernik.

Authentic Thai flavour is made vegan with chef Renoo Jansala’s incredible recipes and her unique “fish” sauce. Thai food has often been off-limits to vegans not only because of the meat but because of one of the primary ingredients-fish sauce. Renoo has perfected a vegan “fish” sauce with a soy sauce base and various salts that imparts that same kick and authentic flavour.

Vegan Thai Kitchen

Even though many of their recipes use soy, it can easily be substituted with tamari if home cooks are trying to avoid soy or gluten. Consumers are eating less and less meat every year and the demand for plant-based alternatives to meat-centric staples is on the rise.

When Sarah and her mother decided to open their restaurant in Portland, Oregon, they realized there was a big demand for vegetarian and vegan Thai food. Sarah’s mother, Renoo, is an immigrant from Thailand and a vegan. Seeing the popularity of veganism inspired her to create the menu for Kati Portland, allowing her to finally share some of her favourite dishes.

This book will include spicy, from-scratch curries, stir-fry with flavorful garlic and pepper tempeh, and east-to-make favourites like Gluten-Free Pad Thai and Tom Yum Veggie soup. It will also include one of the most popular dishes at their restaurant, Tom Kha, a spicy soup with tofu, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and mushrooms.

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Tamago-sando with miso mayonnaise

Tamago-sando with miso mayonnaise (Egg Sandwich)

Tamago-sando with miso mayonnaise (Egg Sandwich), excerpted from The Japanese Table by Sofia Hellsten. (C) 2020 Reproduced by permission of Hardie Grant. Photography by Sofia Hellsten.

The Japanese TableIn The Japanese Table, Sofia Hellsten celebrates her love of Japan with the simple recipes that are the backbone of Japanese home cooking.

Based on the ichijuu-sansai tradition—which literally means ‘one soup, three dishes’—uncomplicated, delicious small plates are served with steamed rice and can be enjoyed at any time of day. Each ingredient is treated like royalty, and recipes include Onigiri, Clear shiitake soup, Soy-pickled eggs and Sweet miso cod.

With suggestions on how to build the perfect meal, as well as easy-to-find ingredients and quick methods, The Japanese Table will inspire you to make Japanese food your everyday staple.

The Japanese Table: Small Plates for Simple Meals is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Korean Chicken & Potato Dumplings

Korean Chicken & Potato Dumplings, Korean Cooking Favorites by Hyegyoung K. Ford, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019, Photography Hyegyoung K. Ford

Korean Chicken & Potato Dumplings, Korean Cooking Favorites by Hyegyoung K. Ford, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019, Photography Hyegyoung K. Ford

Irresistible, authentic Korean dishes—from crispy fried chicken to overflowing rice bowls—made simple for quick, crowd-pleasing, delicious meals. The creator of the blog Beyond Kimchee shares the delicious, fail-safe Korean recipes she ate growing up in South Korea, and now cooks for her own busy family.

Readers will find accessible ingredients, quick cook times, and unbeatably delicious, authentic flavours. From hot and spicy, to light and healthy, to warm and comforting, these recipes are sure to please any crowd. Spicy Korean Fried Chicken is perfectly crispy and surprisingly easy to make at home. Spinach Shrimp Pancakes are golden on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, perfect with a tangy, spicy dipping sauce.

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Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Sweet Lime-Garlic Dressing (Goi Gà)

Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Sweet Lime-Garlic Dressing (Goi Gà), Excerpted from MILK STREET: The New Rules Copyright © 2019 by Christopher Kimball, photographs by Connie Miller of CB Creatives.

Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Sweet Lime-Garlic Dressing (Goi Gà), Excerpted from MILK STREET: The New Rules Copyright © 2019 by Christopher Kimball, photographs by Connie Miller of CB Creatives.

This revelatory new book from James Beard Award-winning author Christopher Kimball defines 75 new rules of cooking that will dramatically simplify your time in the kitchen and improve your results. These powerful principles appear in more than 200 recipes that teach you how to make your food more delicious and interesting, like:
  • Charred Broccoli with Japanese-Style Toasted Sesame Sauce (Rule No. 9: Beat Bitterness by Charring)
  • Lentils with Swiss Chard and Pomegranate Molasses (Rule No. 18: Don’t Let Neutral Ingredients Stand Alone)
  • Bucatini Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Sage (Rule No. 23: Get Bigger Flavour from Supermarket Tomatoes)
  • Soft-Cooked Eggs with Coconut, Tomatoes, and Spinach (Rule No. 39: Steam, Don’t Boil, Your Eggs)
  • Pan-Seared Salmon with Red Chili-Walnut Sauce (Rule No. 44: Stick with Single-Sided Searing)
  • Curry-Coconut Pot Roast (Rule No. 67: Use Less Liquid for More Flavour)

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Tenderize tough greens quickly
  • Create creamy textures without using dairy
  • Incorporate yogurt into baked goods
  • Trade time-consuming marinades for quick, bright finishing sauces, and more
The New Rules are simpler techniques, fresher flavors, and trustworthy recipes that just work—a book full of lessons that will make you a better cook.

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Tuna kokoro bowl

Tuna kokoro bowl, The Wagamama Cookbook, Photography by Howard Shooter

Tuna kokoro bowl, The Wagamama Cookbook, Photography by Howard Shooter

wagamama restaurants are a global brand with restaurants worldwide in the UK, USA, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden as well as UAE and New Zealand.

Feed your Soul includes more than 70 tempting recipes inspired by restaurant favourites. The dishes have been designed for every occasion, from rapid weekday meals to slow-cooked ramens and the art of making gyoza. Sections include The Basics, Lighter Meals, Nourish your Soul and Small Plates.

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Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles, The Peached Tortilla cookbook by Eric Silverstein, Photography © 2019 Carli Rene | InkedFingers

Eric Silverstein’s background in Asian food culture as a child in Japan, and, later, his immersion in Southern and Southwestern cuisine, informs his cooking at his restaurant, The Peached Tortilla, in Austin, Texas.

The 100 flavour-packed recipes here include many of The Peached Tortilla’s most-beloved dishes, like the Banh Mi Taco, JapaJam Burger, and Bacon Jam Fries, which gained rabid fandom when Silverstein first served them out of his famed Austin-based food truck. (more…)

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Photography by Sasha Gill

When Sasha Gill went vegan, she wasn’t about to leave her family’s home-cooked favourites behind. Pad Thai without fish sauce? Curry without ghee? In East Meets Vegan, Sasha proves that Asian cooking can be plant-based—as well as easy, affordable, and delicious! Here are:

  • Veganized favourites: Spring rolls, red bean pancakes, shiitake ramen, mango lassis
  • Can’t-believe-it’s-vegan twists: Tandoori cauliflower “wings,” pineapple fried rice, jackfruit biryani, “butter chicken,” a sushi feast to feed a crowd
  • Mix-and-match pairings: Combine leftovers for your own take on Asian fusion.

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Edamame and Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowls

Edamame and Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowls

Photography by America’s Test Kitchen

We’re all looking for interesting, achievable ways to enjoy vegetables more often. This must-have addition to your cookbook shelf has more than 700 kitchen-tested recipes that hit that mark. Sure, you’ll learn nearly 40 ways to cook potatoes and 30 ways with broccoli. But you’ll also learn how to make a salad with roasted radishes and their peppery leaves; how to char avocados in a skillet to use in Crispy Skillet Turkey Burgers; and how to turn sunchokes into a chowder and kale into a Super Slaw for Salmon Tacos. Every chapter, from Artichokes to Zucchini, includes shopping, storage, seasonality, and prep pointers and techniques, including hundreds of step-by-step photographs and illustrations, gorgeous watercolour illustrations, and full-colour recipe photography.

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