I got to know Leemei through her blog My Cooking Hut . I was very excited when she told me last year that she will be publishing her very own cookbook. As a fellow Malaysian I am super proud of her. She sent me a copy of her cookbook and I am amazed with all the wonderful recipes she created for the cookbook. In order to support her I purchased another copy from Amazon.com so that I can give it away to one of my lucky readers.
About Lemongrass and Ginger Cookbook: Vibrant Asian Recipes
Asian cooking is one of the fastest-growing cookery trends in the world – and from Chinese to Thai, Indian to Malaysian, the diverse tastes, textures and aromas of Asia can be sampled in this beautiful new cookbook. Rich in aromatic spices, herbs, and flavorings, Asian food explodes deliciously in your mouth. Now, thanks to Leemei Tan, home cooks can easily master the art of preparing this delectable cuisine. She explains how to make perfect sushi, creamy curries, spicy stir-fries, and crisp tempura, and work with noodles, kaffir lime leaves, or wasabi.
From Korean Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup and Japanese Pork Dumplings to Thai Green Papaya Salad and Indian Aubergine Curry, these imaginative recipes will inspire and delight, whether you have in mind a quick weekday meal or a feast for friends and family.
There are 7 chapters in the book that cover more than 100 recipes from all over Asia – Japan and Korea, China, Philippines and Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and India and Sri Lanka. There are 3 sections in the book that will come in handy. They are ‘Basic Recipes’, ‘Basic Techniques’ and ‘Glossary’. ‘Basic Recipes’ section tells you how to make stock, how to make perfect steamed rice, making spice pastes, and etc that are used in the recipes. ‘Basic Techniques’ section will guide you how to debone chicken, prepare fresh coconut, prawns and etc. ‘Glossary’ section contains a list of ingredients with explanations that you may not be familiar with. Lemongrass and Ginger can now be purchased at all major bookstores and online stores such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository and etc. Take a sneak preview of the book here: http://www.mycookinghut.com/mycookbook/