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Simple Chinese Cooking [Hardcover]

Kylie Kwong
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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7 Sep 2006
Cooking Chinese food at home has never been easier - all you need are these wonderfully easy-to-follow recipes and a decent wok. Kylie Kwong's philosophy is to use the freshest produce and cook it simply to make the most of the clean flavours. All the necessary ingredients are readily available and Kylie's recipes are friendly and straightforward. In no time, you'll be cooking everyday favourites like Sweetcorn Soup and Prawn Fried Rice on weeknights and exciting feasts of Sichuan Chicken Salad, Prawn Wontons, Crispy-Skin Runny Eggs and a perfect Sweet and Sour Pork for the weekend. Enhanced by inspiring photographs of all the finished dishes, and with step-by-step pictures to guide you through their preparation, "Simple Chinese Cooking" will never be far from your kitchen.

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd; First Edition edition (7 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718149521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718149529
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 25.2 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 698,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kylie Kwong is fourth-generation Australian-Chinese and she lives in Australia. After learning the fundamentals of Cantonese cooking at her mother's side, she went on to realise her dream of running her own restaurant, billy kwong which is now one of the restaurants to be seen in in Sydney. This book accompanies Kylie's second TV series and follows her two previous books, Recipes and Stories and Heart and Soul.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By K. Hill
This is an excellent book.

So far I have cooked steamed cod with ginger and spring onions, chicken with cashew nuts, stir fried pork with lime and honey and bok choy with oyster sauce.

Not only are the dishes very simple to prepare but they taste exactly as if you had ordered in an expensive chinese restaurant. I have never been able to recreate that authentic taste before now.

And the best bit is that with a short shopping list of essentials - oyster sauce, sherry, nut oil, garlic ginger and spring onions you will be able to make a whole host of incredibly varied dishes.

I heartily recommend this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I don't ever write reviews about the books I buy - it is just not something I can ever be bothered to do. However, I feel so excited about this book that I felt I had to write something. I buy so many books and sometimes one comes along where you look at the photos and read the receipe and you get that rush where you can't wait to get in the kitchen. This is one of those books.

I got this book one week ago when my 16 year old stepson came for the weekend - he read it and on Sunday made the most incredible feast - corn soup, prawn toast, honey chicken, egg fried rice, chinese leaf in oyster and deep fried green beans with chilli. I can honestly say that I have spent a lot of money on food that doesn't compare (or smell as good) in restaurants. My stepson has now begged me to buy him his own copy and I cannot wait to try more this weekend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 27 April 2009
Have tried about 7 of the recipes and use them over and over again. Really tasty food and simple, easy to follow recipes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a book to cook from! 17 Oct 2007
This is a beautiful book with so many recipes I felt I wanted to cook. So far, deep fried tofu with black bean and chili sauce was absolutely yummy, and the honey soy chicken was really tasty too. There is a little bit of repetition - pork in black bean, chicken in black bean, beef in black bean, fish in black bean - but so many other great recipes you don't feel hard done by. Individual tastes, too, not just stir-fried whatever. A great, accessible introduction to chinese cookery.
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