Sweet Mandarin: Classic & Contemporary Chinese Recipes with Gluten and Dairy-Free Variations

Sweet Mandarin: Classic & Contemporary Chinese Recipes with Gluten and Dairy-Free Variations

by Helen Tse, Lisa Tse
     
 

Helen and Lisa Tse have been cooking original family recipes that have been handed down through the generations all their lives. In Sweet Mandarin they share their knowledge, favorite recipes and cooking tips. From basic advice on Chinese cooking, including essential pieces of equipment such as a wok, cleaver and steamer to Chinese pantry ingredients and essentials,… See more details below

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Helen and Lisa Tse have been cooking original family recipes that have been handed down through the generations all their lives. In Sweet Mandarin they share their knowledge, favorite recipes and cooking tips. From basic advice on Chinese cooking, including essential pieces of equipment such as a wok, cleaver and steamer to Chinese pantry ingredients and essentials, you’ll soon be creating healthy and nutritious meals. Delicious recipes include Cantonese Won Ton Soup, Salt and Chile Squid, Hong Kong Beef Skewers with Satay Dip, favorites like Aromatic Crispy Duck and Chicken Chow Mein, Fortune Cookies and even exotic cocktails such as Sweet Chile Strawberry Daiquiri.

Editorial Reviews

Yahoo, 5/7/2014 - Ken Choy
With the Sweet Mandarin Cookbook, we want Chinese food to be as accessible to all as possible and that is why there are options for allergen free or to come as close to. 1 in 100 people have Coeliacs disease and the statistics is higher for those with gluten intolerance. We can cater for such dietary requirements and want this cookbook to also do the same.
Booklist, 7/1/2014 - Heather Lalley
Twin sisters Helen and Lisa Tse, the culinary force behind the popular Sweet Mandarin restaurant in Manchester, UK, have deftly translated their dishes for home cooks of all skill levels (and diets). Their first cookbook (Helen penned an award-winning memoir also titled Sweet Mandarin, 2008) gives cooks all the necessary tools to prepare popular Chinese takeout dishes like hot-and-sour soup, lettuce wraps with chicken, and a variety of stir-fries in their own kitchens. And there are plenty of modern twists (and lush food photography) inside, such as chile chocolate macaroons, Asian-style burgers, and sweet Mandarin barbecue ribs. Even better, the Tses offer gluten- and dairy-free options for each recipe, along with personal and historical anecdotes. Also indispensable are the sections on Chinese cooking tips, stocking a pantry, and purchasing cooking supplies. For those who have the local Chinese takeout place on speed dial, this will become a much-loved book.
6/19/2014 The Kitchn
This feels like exactly the "introduction to Chinese cuisine" cookbook that I've been looking for: completely approachable and with a real sense of fun! Most of the recipes will be recognizable by anyone who's been to a Chinese restaurant recently and the ingredients can be easily found at any grocery store with Asian foods section — even one with just a small selection.
Helen and Lisa Tse come from a long line of Chinese chefs — their grandmother opened one of the first Chinese restaurants in the UK after immigrating in the 1950's. But although they're restaurant owners, the dishes — and the recipes — feel solidly rooted in the home cooking space. This is reflected not only in the "weeknight" feel of the recipes but also in their awareness of dietary needs; if the recipe isn't naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, or egg-free, variations are offered for each circumstance.
Mad Rantings of Andrew's Mom, 9/15/2014 - Jenny Hartin
Sweet Mandarin is a nicely done cookbook with great instructions and pictures. I have a few standouts tabbed for trying. I made the Peninsula style chicken with cashew nuts but changed it up a little - it was really delicious. The instructions are written clearly and the ingredients were not difficult for me to find here in Denver. Most ingredients, if not accessible easily in your Asian section at the market, can be ordered online. One of the things that I loved about this book is that it does have a small dessert and cocktail section. Many Asian cookbooks have very limited recipes on the sweet side.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909487079
Publisher:
Kyle Books
Publication date:
05/07/2014
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
750,111
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Helen and Lisa Tse are British-born Chinese twin sisters whobecame the third generation of female restaurateurs when theyopened the award-winning Sweet Mandarin restaurant and cookingschool in Manchester, England. Head chef Lisa has been awarded the AA onestar rosette twice. They also sell a successful line of gluten-free vegan Sweet Mandarin sauces.Sweet Mandarin has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, BBC Newsnight, the front cover of the Shanghai Daily and "Iron Chef."Helen is the author of Sweet Mandarin, a true story about her family's journey, which was chosen by Barnes & Noble in their Great New Writer's Selection and called a "tender heart-rending story" by The Wall Street Journal. Visit them online atsweetmandarin.com.

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