Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win a copy of Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown: Recipes and Stories from the Birthplace of Chinese American Food by Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho.

Brandon Jew, the acclaimed chef behind the Michelin-starred Mister Jiu’s in San Francisco’s Chinatown, took a roundabout journey to cooking, but when he found himself inspired by the Chinese food he grew up making, he not only realized its untapped potential as a cuisine but also gained a new appreciation for his heritage. He tells those tales and more in this unique cookbook, including the story of his last name, which was changed during the immigration of his family and eventually reclaimed as the original name for his restaurant, Mister Jiu’s.

Instead of the usual tools of modern fine dining in this country, Mister Jiu’s relies mostly on Chinese equipment and methods, like woks, chopsticks, steam, smoking over open wood fires, and blanching in oil. The result is a menu grounded in Chinese tradition but also unbounded by borders.

Beginning with the fundamentals of Chinese cooking and then moving into master class recipes, both occasional and more experienced cooks will benefit from Jew’s intrepid tricks. Through lovely imagery including photographs of finished dishes as well as atmospheric shots of Chinatown, Jew shares an intimate look down the alleyways, above the tourist shops, and into the kitchens of Chinatown’s residents as they live and continue to thrive in the Chinatown that changed the flavor of America.

Our EYBDPreviewButton takes you inside this book and features the following EYBD Recipe Button

While EYBD Preview shares a selection of gorgeous photos – just look at the stunning potstickers – and portions of recipes for dishes, the only complete recipes are the cocktails shown above. I did find one complete online recipe by the authors shared at thekitchn: the Oxtail soup.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing one copy of this title of in our US giveaway.  Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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48 Comments

  • Psycozz  on  April 11, 2021

    Peanut butter hoisin save for sure!

  • thecharlah  on  April 11, 2021

    Gong bao Romanesco

  • JRumi  on  April 12, 2021

    Moo goo gai pan

  • RickPearson54  on  April 12, 2021

    moo goo gai pan

  • LSanders  on  April 12, 2021

    Spicy crispy peanuts

  • gilmonster  on  April 12, 2021

    moo goo gai pan

  • sarahawker  on  April 12, 2021

    I’d like to try making Milk Bread

  • ravensfan  on  April 12, 2021

    Red XO sauce

  • Nanaree04  on  April 12, 2021

    Moo goo gai pan for the win!! Looks so delicious

  • rcsteinberg  on  April 12, 2021

    moo goo gai pan!

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  April 12, 2021

    Sourdough green onion pancakes

  • chawkins  on  April 13, 2021

    Dutch crunch barbecue pork buns.

  • hbakke  on  April 13, 2021

    Yellow corn and squash blossom egg drop soup

  • nvernon  on  April 13, 2021

    Red XO sauce

  • ejsimpson  on  April 13, 2021

    Xinjiang lamb skewers

  • tcjanes  on  April 13, 2021

    Hot and Sour soup.

  • kitchen_chick  on  April 13, 2021

    Silken doufu with rib-eye cap mapo

  • DarcyVaughn  on  April 14, 2021

    Mushroom mu shu

  • jessicadkh  on  April 14, 2021

    Liberty duck

  • Shelley.b  on  April 15, 2021

    Dried shrimp

  • holey  on  April 16, 2021

    Mouthwatering tomatoes and liang fen.

  • roxlet  on  April 16, 2021

    moo goo gai pan

  • hrk  on  April 16, 2021

    Gong bao Romanesco

  • LaurenE  on  April 17, 2021

    Moo goo gai pan

  • virjeania  on  April 17, 2021

    Seafood shui jiao

  • sarahteertzah  on  April 17, 2021

    Milk bread!

  • Moosegirl  on  April 17, 2021

    Hope I win!

  • Siegal  on  April 17, 2021

    Squab in lettuce cups sounds interesting

  • clairew137  on  April 18, 2021

    Spicy crispy peanuts

  • Edubwin  on  April 18, 2021

    I want to try the Crispy Pork

  • justcooking  on  April 19, 2021

    Taiwanese-style eggplant

  • JRTJ  on  April 19, 2021

    Wild mushroom Bao 🙂

  • ChicagoJen  on  April 19, 2021

    Pickled ramp bottoms

  • love2chow  on  April 20, 2021

    Gong bao Romanesco

  • Hana.Sundet  on  April 23, 2021

    Lap cheong! I’m just getting into sausage making and would love to learn this one.

  • roseryan1972  on  April 24, 2021

    Orange chicken wings

  • Dannausc  on  April 24, 2021

    Fermented kohlrabi

  • Vbroussard  on  April 28, 2021

    Basic chile oil

  • dbranigan27  on  April 28, 2021

    I think I would try the Banana-black sesame pie.

  • PeavineBlues  on  April 29, 2021

    XO sauce

  • moralla  on  April 30, 2021

    Sourdough green onion pancakes

  • Gml3914  on  April 30, 2021

    Dutch crunch BBQ pork buns

  • Leonard5854  on  May 1, 2021

    Oxtail soup

  • Dhasenkampf  on  May 1, 2021

    Hangtown egg foo young

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  May 2, 2021

    Dutch crunch BBQ pork buns

  • rosalee  on  May 4, 2021

    Fermented mustard greens! Yum!!!!

  • Ileana  on  May 4, 2021

    Taiwanese-style eggplant

  • Sfgordon  on  May 4, 2021

    Crispy scarlet turnip cakes

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