Simple Chinese Cooking

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Cooking Chinese food at home has truly never been easier—all you need is this book, a wok, and a quick trip to the supermarket

Simple Chinese Cooking offers Kylie Kwong’s philosophy of marrying the freshest ingredients and the simplest techniques to create amazing flavor. Kylie grew up devouring the mouthwatering heartiness of her mother’s traditional Cantonese cuisine. Armed with the fundamental techniques, she set out to give ancient tradition a modern twist and bring the joys...

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Overview

Cooking Chinese food at home has truly never been easier—all you need is this book, a wok, and a quick trip to the supermarket

Simple Chinese Cooking offers Kylie Kwong’s philosophy of marrying the freshest ingredients and the simplest techniques to create amazing flavor. Kylie grew up devouring the mouthwatering heartiness of her mother’s traditional Cantonese cuisine. Armed with the fundamental techniques, she set out to give ancient tradition a modern twist and bring the joys of Chinese cooking to all. Now, people from all over the globe flock to her popular restaurant in Sydney, billy kwong. But in this book, she brings her delicious recipes to Chinese food lovers everywhere.

Simple Chinese Cooking demystifies the preparation of Chinese cuisine—with ingredients that are readily available in any grocery store, and recipes that are friendly and easy-to-follow. From soy sauce chicken and steamed fish fillets with ginger and spring onions, to prawn wonton soup, this book offers delicious everyday meals, as well as dishes that are perfect for entertaining. With succulent 4-color photographs throughout and step-by-step instructional pictures, Simple Chinese Cooking will guide anyone to create a delectable feast.

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Editorial Reviews

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A companion to her second Australian television series, this appetizing and beautifully illustrated collection will earn Kwong a large American following. Seeking to demystify Chinese cooking for the uninitiated, she allocates ample space to the basics: equipment, ingredients and techniques along with recipes for tasty yet simple dishes. The well-known Sweet and Sour Pork is balanced by the less familiar Sung Choi Bao of Pork, providing treasures for both those learning about the cuisine and those who are looking for more diversity. Kwong offers a comprehensive look at all aspects of Chinese offerings-from stocks, soups and rice to meats, poultry and tofu. Soy Sauce Chicken is not to be missed, and neither is Crispy King Prawns with Honey and Garlic Sauce. Sections on Salads, Wontons and Pickles are an added bonus, highlighting such gems as Pickled Asparagus and Mint Salad and Button Mushroom Salad. Kwong also provides tips on menu planning, saving time, food for kids and what to drink with Chinese food. Highly recommended for all fans of Chinese food, this collection is a welcome addition to a crowded field. 150 full-color photos. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670038480
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,094,245
  • Product dimensions: 10.08 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Kylie Kwong was born in Sydney to a fourth-generation Australian-Chinese family. She learned the fundamentals of Cantonese cooking at her mother's side, and then went on to hone her skills with several of Australia's most respected chefs. After working at some of Sydney's finest restaurants—Rockpool, Wockpool and Restaurant Manfredi—Kylie realised her dream of pouring her heart and soul into her own restaurant, billy kwong, in Sydney's Surry Hills.

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  • Posted March 19, 2014

    Ignore the poster who left no text. Anonymous. He/she did that s

    Ignore the poster who left no text. Anonymous. He/she did that so to bring down the score and probably can't cook and probably didn't even buy the book. Kylie is an exceptional cook and you won't find her recipes in the standard take-out joint.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    good easy recipes, book too big

    The recipes are simple, easy to follow, and give great results. A lot of the recipes are pretty similar which isn't necessarily a bad thing since they are so versatile. The only potential caveat of this book is that it is too big (and it only has one recipe per two pages).

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