39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
I waited for her first book - and it was worth it - BRILLIANT!,
This review is from: China Modern: 100 Cutting-Edge, Fusion-Style Recipes for the 21st Century (Paperback)Having been hooked on the TV show and scouring the internet for her recipes I was desperate to see a book from Ching. At last it is here! It has all of the shows recipes plus more and the imagery is lovely - I like to see how it should look even if it doesn't quite turn out that way!
The recipes are a mix of the classic and exciting new twists and they until you get to peking duck then there's no need to fear if you are able to make it. I would recommend this to a new cook s well as an experienced one. New cooks get sound direction on the classics like prawn toast and Kung Po Chicken and the more seasoned budding chefs get new and fresh recipes like Guangdong Duck with Mango Salsa (Really good) and Peking Duck Sushi (even better).
One criticism is the prep time should be doubled but I cannot chop very quickly and as with all oriental the numerous ingredients can take some time to compile. Never the less there are some recipes with only a handful of ingredients and many do only take minutes to cook.
In summary, this is well worth the wait and a good range of traditional and contempory cooking - all of which can be made (not jus to read in awe and order at the restaurant).
This is not a coffee table book (whilst it is pretty) - I would recommend you take a look and start cooking!