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.com, " 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.
About the Author
Bee Yinn Low, one of the world’s top food blogger, showcase her all-time favorites dishes. These recipes are based on traditional recipes with easy-to-find ingredients & healthy cooking techniques. The book also includes her own versions of the best Chinese restaurant dishes from around Asia.
"The theme is "easy," but Low offers an intriguing range of Chinese food, not just pared-down, simple dishes for beginners." --LA Weekly
"Keeping matters simple without descending into the simplistic, Low presents a few dozen standard Chinese recipes from both Cantonese and Sichuan traditions." --Booklist
"And now Bee's authored the cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes, Family Favorites from Dim Sum to Kung Pao, featuring over 80 Chinese recipes perfect for the novice cook and anyone that doesn't have a Chinese restaurant right next door." --FoodieCrush.com blog
"Plumb Bee's debut cookbook and you'll find interesting nuggets of information that she's plucked from Asian kitchens. To frame her book "easy" is to downgrade it because "easy" often connotes shortcuts. In reality, the book is dotted with nifty tidbits to help you understand certain aspects of Chinese cooking." --VietWorldKitchen.com blog
"Demystifying basic Chinese cookery, everything is clear, every recipe easily accessible, every one easy to follow in this volume. If new to Chinese cuisine, read the author's passion and perfection as you make every recipe. [...] This book is at the top of its genre." --Flavor & Fortune blog
"The book is a labor of love for Low, who in addition to penning the recipes and explanations, also styled and shot the food--in all 80 Chinese dishes harvested from her blog entries. You will find popular Chinese classics like Fried Rice, Tea Leaf Eggs, as well as dim sum items that Low has perfected at home, and American favorites like Mongolian Beef, and Beef with Broccoli. This book is ideal for beginner cooks and those looking for some simple, mid-week meal ideas." -- Flavours Magazine
"Her recipes are beyond amazing, and her photography is just stunning, to say the least. "--Babble.com
"One of the first things I do with a new cookbook is thumb through the pages to get a feel for the layout. Low's book has great photos of the dishes and photos showing tips/techniques; I wouldn't expect anything less from a world-renowned blogger (http: //www.rasamalaysia.com/). A few more likes, especially appreciated in ethnic cookbooks, are the chapters containing cooking tips and techniques; description of equipment and utensils; and, more importantly, a description of ingredients with photos of the common brands of bottled and jarred sauces/condiments. I may not be able to read Chinese, but I'm pretty good at matching pictures." --TheDaringKitchen.com blog