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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (15 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804841470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804841474
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bee Yinn Low is a cookbook author and a professional recipe developer specializing in Asian recipes. Bee is also the publisher behind the hugely successful and popular Asian cooking site at Rasa Malaysia: http://rasamalaysia.com. Bee's first cookbook "Easy Chinese Recipes" will be released worldwide starting June 2011, with a US release date of Sept 10, 2011. As a professional recipe developer, Bee works with brands such as Mizkan America, WorldFoods, Betty Crocker, INSING.com, and many Asian-themed restaurants worldwide.

Bee's passion and expertise in Asian cuisine has turned her into an up-and-coming Asian food authority in the United States. Her easy, delicious, tried and tested recipes have earned her many press mentions and accolades.

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Growing up in a Chinese household in Malaysia where cuisine and culture were inseparable, Bee Yinn Low developed a deep love and appreciation for food. Her early memories of helping her mother prepare steamy and fragrant Chinese meals solidified into a way of life for Bee as a working woman in Southern California. A love of Chinese food didn't translate well to a modern Western lifestyle due to time and ingredient constraints. Rather than give up her favorite foods, Bee experimented with recreating the unforgettable flavors of her youth with her limited time and using ingredients found in local supermarkets. She managed to develop versions of her favorite Chinese dishes that had all the taste--but were a lot less work! In "Easy Chinese Recipes, " Bee shares her passion and expertise in Chinese cooking. It features a collection of Bee's all-time favorite dishes--the foods she loves to cook and eat at home. She includes updated traditional family recipes along with her own versions of the best Chinese restaurant dishes from around Asia, such as Crispy Shrimp Dumplings, Kung Pao Chicken, Sweet-and-Sour Pork, Homestyle Chow Mein Noodles and Mongolian Beef. Building off her passion, expertise and the avid following she has on her website, "rasamalaysia, " the Internet's most popular Asian food and cooking site, "Easy Chinese Recipes" is sure to become the go-to book for cooks interested in creating Chinese meals at home.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 12 Mar 2013
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Some clever tips in here on how to prepare food. Very easy to follow and the results are tasty! This book is worth it for the meat and veg prep tips alone. I found it inspiring many thanks to author Bee Yinn Low.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dustyv on 6 Sep 2013
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I purchased this book in the hope that it would demonstrate Chinese Cookery in a form I could understand - it doesn't disappoint.
In fact it is about the best I have come across to date.
Well recommended if you are into Chinese cookery.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard 大厨 on 19 Jan 2012
Format: Hardcover
Recipe books can vary so much. I've had many recipe books over the years with Chinese recipes but none have captured me and indeed the essence of Chinese cuisine like this one. I've been following the author Bee's blog (rasamalaysia dot com) for a few years now and have been thoroughly pleased with every recipe I have tried from there. The trend continues with this excellent book. Her approach to writing is so accessible giving the history of a recipe from her perspective, whether it be mum's home cooking or secrets learnt from the local restaurateur, followed by easy instructions, beautiful photography and background information on the more detailed ingredients and techniques needed. This all makes for a very satisfying experience for me as not only can I present a beautiful dish to my family and friends but I have something to say about it other than "it's from a book".

The book follows on from the blog offering many new recipes unique to the book covering fun things from bubble tea to every day breakfast items like green onion pancakes (or an appetiser for more Western folk!) to exotic dishes like Fish Fragrant Aubergine (''''). Every recipe is in true Chinese style with delicately balanced flavours and textures nothing like the gloopy mess we often get from takeaways and restaurants in the UK. But, the book is not lacking familiar items like sesame prawn toast or BBQ ribs or sweet and sour pork; indeed these and other classic options like them are all included in the book with superior quality recipes.

The acid test with cooking authentic Chinese food is always 'do Chinese people like it'? Having lived at an international school community for three years surrounded by many Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysian etc. I have had the opportunity to cook for many of them.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on 6 Dec 2011
Format: Hardcover
I have always liked eating Chinese food and wondered what it would be like to cook it by myself.
An Asian friend recommended the author's website, and I was really pleased with the recipes I found there.
Then I decided to purchase the book to take it a bit further.

The author did a great job: nice layout, easy to read, a picture for each recipe, many techniques explained (with pictures!), all the special ingredients presented, etc.

Publishers and cooking books writers, please pay attention: this is how it's done!
You don't need to cram 500 recipes in a book, with no pictures at all, small fonts, and horrible layout.

This book is as close as it gets to perfection, I enjoyed reading/discovering the recipes.
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