Greater Mekong: A Culinary Journey from China to Vietnam by Luke Nguyen

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  • Water spinach with fermented soya beans

    • KarinaFrancis on February 08, 2014

      Delicious and super simple. I fell in love with this dish in Laos and this recipe is spot on. Goes perfectly w steamed or BBQ fish.

  • Tamarind crab

    • KarinaFrancis on November 30, 2014

      This was quick, easy and delicious. Would even work for a weekday dinner

  • Caramelised fish in young coconut juice

    • KarinaFrancis on August 07, 2021

      I love any of Luke’s recipes that involve braising in coconut juice and this one is a beauty. I used pork mince in place of pork belly because my butcher wouldn’t sell me a piece of belly that small. It’s a short marinade time and a quick cook, easily achieved on a weeknight and such a delicious meal

  • Heart of palm salad

    • KarinaFrancis on February 10, 2014

      Was ok, but not great. I did have to substitue chicken for the prawns due to alergy. Not enough for dinner for 2, probably better as a part of a shared meal with a few different dishes

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  • ISBN 10 174270512X
  • ISBN 13 9781742705125
  • Published Nov 01 2012
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Hardie Grant Books

Publishers Text

Join Luke Nguyen as he journeys down one of Asia's most famous rivers, the Mekong. To tie in with the third installment of Luke's popular SBS series, The Greater Mekong tells the stories, experiences and recipes from the TV show of the same name. Luke immerses himself in the cultures and communities of the countries he visits, learning stories and histories from each region as well as sampling and recreating local cuisines. Luke's travels start in China where he explores the centuries-old traditions of the Yunnan Province. His journey takes him to Myanmar where he uncovers some of the country's unique flavours, and then on to Northern Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and finally Vietnam, Luke's homeland and the location of this mighty river's floodplains.

The Greater Mekong cookbook contains over 70 recipes that celebrate well-known dishes as well as lesser known regional delicacies. Sample Chargrilled pork grilled in bamboo from Thailand, Steamed lemongrass and dill fish from Laos, Tea-infused sesame dumplings from China or for the more adventurous, Clay-pot cola chicken from Cambodia. With heartwarming stories, breath-taking location photography and stunning images of all the dishes featured in the show, The Greater Mekong is a must-have cookbook that will be treasured and referred to for many years to come.

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