Review for Modern Asian Baking at Home
I received this book from Netgalley/publisher in exchange of an honest review.
I just couldn’t resist this book! I love cooking/baking + I love Asian food (well, at least the look of them as I haven’t the chance to eat many of them). So I just had to request this book!
In this book we get various sections and in each section we get some delicious recipes! From fluffy pancakes to curry bread to yummy drinks to desserts. There is something for everyone~ The recipes are well-written, clear to follow, good ingredients list on the side, pretty photography that you just want to lick because the food looks SO GOOD. I also loved the introductory texts before the recipe starts. Loved reading about family, about travelling, about friends, and feelings when eating things, but also how long it took the author to get it right. It just made it more personal and I love it when a cookbook/baking book does that.
The book made me quite hungry! So many good things. hears stomach rumble while writing the review Haha, even thinking about the book makes me hungry.
I am delighted that the author added grams + Celcius~ I am always a bit hesitant to read English cookbooks because often they put up cups and whatever else and Fahrenheit. We don’t use those here and really, I am just not in any mood to Google and find out what the right things are. So a big thank you for adding these to the book so I can just cook.
I haven’t tried out any of the recipes. I have no Asian supermarket/store near me, the nearest would be around 20 minutes with public transport and then another 10 minutes walking. Normally not that much of a problem, but with Corona… I am just not comfy with going in public transport, or visiting busy shopping streets. Maybe by the time this review goes up things will be fine, but for now, almost March, it is not. So yeah, without any stores near me that have rice flour, or miso, or mochi, just to name a few very important ingredients, I am not going to be able to make a lot of things. Plus, I also don’t have all the items at home (no steamer for instance).
Plus, like with any cookbook, I won’t be able to make all of them anyway. I am allergic to sesame and tofu/soy and nuts/peanuts, so quite a few recipes are off already. XD
But, I still had tons of fun reading this book and I definitely want to try out the recipes that I can eat. I need those fluffy pancakes in my life! I would recommend this book to everyone.