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Momofuku Hardcover – 15 Nov 2009


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  • Hardcover: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers (15 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 030745195X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307451958
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 2.6 x 26.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,096,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a brilliant cookbook... this boy can cook. Technically, he's great, he acts his age, is not up his own arse. (Jamie Oliver Jamie Magazine)

The most exciting book of the year... It's an intelligent middle ground between fusion food and localism. (Guardian Word of Mouth)

... a genuinely essential purchase. (Metro)

Think of a young Gordon Ramsay crossed with Anthony Bourdain, seasoned with chilli and kimchi. (Waterstone's, Best Books of 2010) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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A sparkling collection of recipes from a master of fusion cuisine. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Coco on 21 Jan 2011
Format: Hardcover
There aren't many recipe books that come along which don't cover ground that's already done to death. That's why I've managed to curb my habit. But the Momofuku book is something else. David Chang, who owns a string of restaurants in NYC, has a style all of his own, and it's here between the covers so we don't have to fly 7 hours every time we fancy a taste of it.

All growers of cruciferous vegetables should bow down to him and thank him for making sprouts sexy and cabbage irresistible. I can't wait to try my hand at the slow-cooked eggs - the directions for which are clear and accessible. As they are for kimchi. The recipe sections are interspersed with David's story, which is a real story, not some silly, fluffed-up fairy story. It's well-written and reminds me a bit of AAGill's extended essay in The Ivy Cookbook; something I will return to and re-read for pleasure.

If you're a foodie it's a treat, but if you like cooking Asian food, it's a must-have.
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful By All things ShinY on 20 Feb 2010
Format: Hardcover
I'd have to say I'm biassed, since I'm Korean myself, that is also the reason I bought this cookbook. It's not a Korean cookbook, although it does have some Korean recipes. Most are or have some Asian background to them. For some real authentic Korean cooking, you should try making the kimchi. For this recipe (and some others) you will need some Korean ingredients. This might be quite difficult to find for most people though. If you're in the London area, just go to New Malden, where you'll find several small Korean supermarkets very easily. But I don't know for the rest of the country. A lot of the recipes take a lot of time, which you can wonder whether it's worth it, but you won't know till you try. Another note is to say there is some swearing in the book. I bought the book after having read the reviews on the US based Amazon, and some people say it's a lot. I don't think it's a lot and I'm not bothered by it, but if you are, you'd better not buy the book.
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By Bearman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 July 2014
Format: Hardcover
For me, most "fusion" type cookery just falls flat on its face with the mish mash of ingredients and techniques just not going together. This book is however completely different. Sadly I have not had the opportunity to visit the restaurants in New York, but the food is heavily Asian influenced with some Korean and some Japanese dished, but often combined with more European ingredients and styles and it all works brilliantly. It is an extensive book with a very wide selection of recipes ranging from very simple to quite complex (and some featuring less readily available ingredients). Recipes are interspersed with short stories and background information which just adds to the charm of the book. Highly recommended
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Original and delicious food, capable of being cooked by an amateur. Also has some interesting narrative as well as the recipies
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By marge on 13 Jan 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this as a gift for someone but once I had a crafty look through I was hooked, it's lovely book, as a recipe book AND an interesting read. I received the Momofuku "Milk' recipe book which is equally fascinating - i am converted and would recommend
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. C. Man on 2 Feb 2011
Format: Hardcover
For anyone who loves ramen noodles and want to know what all the fuss is about regarding this New York restaurant: Momofuk then this is a fantastic buy.

David Chang using simple ingredients has produced cookery book with a down to earth style and recipes you can create at home. It's a beautiful well designed book.
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By Naoi Magaki on 19 Oct 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Pretty easy to follow these recipes. The pork belly recipe had me going for a while...
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