I explained that I can possibly develop 50 recipes using 5 ingredients. But three?
Then the editor told me that seasonings that are commonly found in the pantry e.g soy sauce, salt, cornstarch, etc are not included. I heaved a big sigh of relief.
I was impressed by Seashore’s editorial direction and thoughts though. They understand that someone who cooks often will have basic ingredients such as seasonings and long-shelf life ingredients in their pantry.
They wanted to show that you only need a few main ingredients to cook a meal. For example, to make Braised Chicken With Mushrooms, you will need 1) chicken 2) dried Chinese mushrooms 3) ginger. A cook will probably have the rest of the ingredients such as soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, and shaoxing wine.
SOME OF MY FAVOURITE RECIPES IN THE BOOK
- Kimchi Pancake
- Stir-Fried Pumpkin With Basil
- Spicy Papaya Salad
- Thai Fish Cakes
- Stir-fried Curried Squid
- Lemon Chicken
- Minced Pork with Salted Fish
- Homemade Chicken Nuggets
- Apple Pie
- Ambarella Pickle
Because the large Chinese characters on the cover, many people assume that it’s a Chinese cookbook.
Nope, it’s bilingual. You can read it! So please drop by Popular and get a copy 🙂