If you share our love for Asian cuisine, you must have at least one of these books in your kitchen today! From Vietnamese to Korean, you can have it all.
What I love about Asian food is the flavor explosion it gives in my mouth. From sour to sweet and, of course, spicy, Asian food is diverse and extremely delicious.
If you prefer to follow recipes on paper rather than watching a YouTube video, get ready to add some incredible new recipes to your repertoire and impress your family and guests. Here’s a list of the best 7 Asian cookbooks available.
Korean Home Cooking
Korean food lovers, this one is for you. We’ve already shared our fave Korean vegan-friendly dishes here but it doesn’t hurt to know some more.
With 100 recipes, Korean Home Cooking is a comprehensive look at Korean cuisine and includes recipes for kimchi, crisp mung bean pancakes, seaweed soup, etc.
At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple, Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka: A Cookbook
As the name suggests, Madhur Jaffrey takes us on a journey into the magical flavors of good Indian cooking and shares the easiest ways so that you can replicate them at home. She uncomplicates it by reducing the number of steps in a recipe and by deconstructing age-old techniques.
China: A Cookbook
How can we think of Asian food and don’t talk about Chinese cuisine? China: A Cookbook won the 2020’s award for ‘Best Chinese Cookbook’ in the UK, and it offers in-depth knowledge about different regional cuisines in China. Take a tour into Chinese food and learn 300 new recipes for your repertoire.
Simply Pho: A Complete Course in Preparing Authentic Vietnamese Meals at Home
Authored by the most famous Vietnamese cooking channel on YouTube, Helen Le gives us a master class on preparing the best pho in a myriad of ways. But it doesn’t stop there. Le teaches us how to make Vietnamese baguettes, dipping sauces, flavored oils, and broth and aromatics.
Sushi at Home: The Beginner’s Guide to Perfect, Simple Sushi
Do you want to master the art of making sushi? You can find in this book how easy it is to make sushi at home. Japanese chef and sushi teacher Yuki Gomi debunks the myth that making sushi is difficult. Gomi walks us through the fundamentals of sourcing fish to how to make restaurant-like sushis.
This is a Book About Dumplings
Is there a best way to learn how to make dumplings than with anyone else than Brendan Pang? MasterChef Australia alum and founder of Bumplings restaurant. In this book, Pang shares ways to prepare classic and contemporary dumplings that are delicious.
101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes
Jet Tila is around global cuisine, but he shares what he knows the most, authentic Asian cuisine, in this book. Here you have 101 recipes you’ll need to prepare in your life, from Korean BBQ Short Ribs on Coke to Beef Pho to his famous Drunken Noodles.