Modern Asian Kitchen: Essential and Easy Recipes for Ramen, Dumplings, Dim Sum, Stir-Fries, Rice Bowls, Pho, Bibimbaps, and More (Hardcover)

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Modern Asian Kitchen: Essential and Easy Recipes for Ramen, Dumplings, Dim Sum, Stir-Fries, Rice Bowls, Pho, Bibimbaps, and More (Hardcover)


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The New Asian Cooking is bolder and more assertive, less fussy and more casual. With these easy-to-shop-for, quick-to-cook recipes, you can try—and will fall in love with—this trending style right in your own kitchen.

Heaped on big plates, Sichuan beef and broccoli and Indian chicken tikka masala are timeless comfort foods, to be sure, but there’s a brand-new style of Asian cooking that’s giving them a run for their money. It’s more about grazing through small plates than sinking into one big one. It’s more about pan-Asian fusions—“third culture” foods, the cooking of the Asian diaspora—than about each culture’s oldest traditions. It’s more plant-forward than meat-centered. It’s irreverent and fun and incredibly delicious. And it’s all captured in Modern Asian Kitchen.

Kat Lieu—the blogger and online personality who presides over the Subtle Asian Baking corner of the enormously popular Subtle Asian Traits online community, and who is the author of Modern Asian Baking at Home—serves up more than 80 inventive recipes for:
  • Vibrant vegetable dishes like Sichuan-style fish-fragrant eggplant and umami-packed braised shiitake mushrooms
  • Quick noodle dishes for super-easy lunches
  • Quick-fix matcha ramen bowls and simple miso soups
  • Dim sum, with tricks and food hacks like rice-paper shrimp dumplings
  • Street-food favorites like Taiwanese popcorn chicken in the air fryer
  • Customizable bibimbap bowls for busy-weeknight dinners
  • Southeast Asian favorites like cold-papaya salads, streaming hot phos, and spring rolls with surprising things inside and punchy chile-crisp coatings on the outside
The recipes also include:
  • Umami-Packed Spiral Cucumber Salad
  • Sumptuous Siu Mai and Easy Dim Sum 
  • Melty Cheesecake Bao 
  • Tony’s Spicy Cumin Skewers
  • Crispy Crackling Roast Pork
  • Clay Pot Taiwanese Three-Cup Chicken
  • Mapo Tofu and Veggies
  • Pandan Tres Leches with a Kaya Drizzle 

Whether you are cooking a family-style feast of a dozen exciting dishes for the sharing table, or you just want a simple and hearty one-bowl meal at the end of a busy workday (or a quick meal when you work from home), you will find a lifetime of tasty ideas in the pages of Modern Asian Kitchen.
Kat Lieu is the author of Modern Asian Baking at Home, winner of the 2023 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Food Culture in the First Book category. She founded Subtle Asian Baking, a Facebook group that amassed over 10,000 members in its first month, in 2020. It is a satellite entity in the enormously popular Subtle Asian Traits universe, the destination of choice for millions of young and young-at-heart adults in the Asian diaspora worldwide—and in Asia itself—as well as for non-Asian consumers and fans of Asian cultures and cuisines. Beyond Facebook, Kat’s online portfolio encompasses TikTok, her personal blog, and Instagram. For her work on her Instagram account @subtleasian.baking, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) selected her as a finalist for their 2023 Digital Media Award. She lives with her family in the Seattle, Washington, area.
Product Details ISBN: 9780760384046
ISBN-10: 0760384045
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English
“Kat’s second book is a tribute to the savory and sweet. It's a touching rendering of her roots and the different threads of Asian America that have influenced her cooking and work.” —Clarissa Wei, author of Made in Taiwan

“This cookbook is the perfect companion for those looking to explore the vibrant and delicious world of Asian classics and modern fusion dishes!”

Chef Shota Nakajima, James Beard Semifinalist, Top Chef Finalist, and Restaurateur

“Modern Asian Kitchen makes Asian cooking approachable and easy for those who want to bring those classic and nostalgic flavors back home. The broad mix of Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Southeast Asian, and Indian recipes makes this book a staple that you must add to your kitchen shelves.”—Kathy Fang- Chef Owner of Fang Restaurant, Author of Easy Asian Cookbook

“Modern Asian Kitchen is a must-have for anyone wanting delicious and comforting dishes that’ll please the taste buds. Kat does it again with another beautifully written book that’s packed with so much variety and familiarity. That braised candied pork belly is calling my name and Jordan’s favorite is the Shanghai Rice cakes. There’s something in here for the entire family. Deciding on what we have for dinner just became a whole lot easier with Modern Asian Kitchen.” 

Jeff & Jordan Kim, authors of Cooking with the CrunchBros, aka The CrunchBros (+CrunchMom and Kaiya)

"Modern Asian Kitchen is packed with dishes you already love (but maybe didn't think you could make at home), like char siu bao and har gow, and new favorites you'll want to try immediately, like barley tea and cocoa-smoked chicken. Kat Lieu's approachable style makes you feel capable of anything, which is good  because you'll want to make every recipe in this gorgeous book."
 —Megan Scott, Senior Editor of The Spruce Eats

“For years I’ve been a fan of Kat Lieu’s acclaimed Subtle Asian Baking. Now she’s put together an eclectic selection of her favorite Asian comfort foods. Beyond the classics like Mouthwatering Tonkatsu and Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken she serves them up with tips and secrets to ensure success.”—Grace Young, James Beard Award-winning author of Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge