Asian After Work: Simple Food for Every Day by Adam Liaw

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  • Balinese roast pork belly with fresh sambal

    • aargle on May 25, 2016

      Really delicious but I expect it would be even better if I marinated it over night as per recipe. I only marinated for 30 minutes and used the grilling element for the last 10 minutes to crisp up crackling. I served it with rice and a spinach sesame and cucumber salad out of the same book. Very pleased with the meal.

  • Bang-bang chicken salad

    • Ladyredspecs on January 09, 2017

      The dressing becomes cloying after a few mouthfuls. Made the sauce twice thinking I had misinterpreted the first time but it happened again. The only recipe of Liaw's we haven't enjoyed

  • Miso-roasted eggplant (Nasu dengaku)

    • KarinaFrancis on October 12, 2014

      Easy and tasty, will make this regularly

    • lajaxon on August 13, 2015

      I agree with KarinaFrancis, this was easy and tasty!

  • Hailam noodles

    • e_ballad on November 16, 2018

      We thought these noodles were ok, but not outstanding. They seemed a little bland & the sauce was quite ‘gluggy’.

  • Fish sauce roast chicken

    • KarinaFrancis on September 27, 2019

      I was a bit dubious based on the title, but I had a bunch of coriander that needed using up and I saw this recipe while flicking through the book, boy am I glad I tried it!! Very moist as previous reviews have said and somehow the skin is shatteringly crisp. I accidentally used brown sugar instead of caster and would repeat that happy mistake. It’s a bit of a stretch for an after work dinner but not out of reach. A make again dish for sure.

    • aargle on June 20, 2018

      This is another go to roast chicken recipe which I highly recommend as it produces a moist and tasty result. It is very easy and quick for a roast chicken as you take out the backbone. This is now on regular rotation at our house.

    • NikkiPixie on April 12, 2016

      Sounds gross, but the end result wasn't too fishy or too salty... instead, this produced the most tender roast chicken I've ever had!

    • chawkins on November 24, 2019

      Very flavorful and moist. My store bought cilantro did not come with roots, so I skipped that and I have no bird’s eye chiles in the house, so substituted one medium size jalapeño. Will definitely make this again

  • Sang choy bao

    • e_ballad on January 28, 2019

      Nice but, despite all the ingredients, didn’t have the big hit of flavour that I was expecting.

  • Beef bulgogi

    • RosieB on July 26, 2016

      This was so easy and delicious. A great week night meal but marinate it the night before for maximum flavour.

  • Sweet & sour pork

    • NikkiPixie on October 14, 2014

      Delicious, tasted very authentic.....not the neon red goop they call sweet & sour in some Chinese restaurants!

  • Pineapple fried rice

    • NikkiPixie on October 14, 2014

      Incredibly good, and easy....although I did remove the chicken while the pineapple was caramelising (which did take a while, as I suspected) so that it didn't overcook.

  • Vietnamese beef stew (bo kho)

    • aargle on July 11, 2015

      This was enjoyed by the whole family. I added a teaspoon of chilli paste towards the end as I felt that it needed that extra kick. The fresh herbs, lime and onion really are essential. I served it with rice and skipped the bread, definitely worth repeating.

    • e_ballad on March 22, 2020

      Very tasty. I suggest cutting the potatoes smaller than the recipe indicates, as I was guided by the accompanying photo & the potato remained significantly undercooked. I agree with @aargle about the herbs & lime - without them, this dish may have been too rich.

  • Dragon wings

    • NikkiPixie on August 07, 2015

      Delicious hot wings. For my taste I increased the amount of chilli sauce, but it entirely depends on your own preference.

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  • ISBN 10 0733630545
  • ISBN 13 9780733630545
  • Published Oct 08 2013
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Hachette Australia
  • Imprint Hachette Australia

Publishers Text

Don't have time to cook? Don't know what to have for dinner? Want to learn how to make simple and delicious Asian food? ASIAN AFTER WORK is the answer.

ASIAN AFTER WORK is a cookbook for busy people.

Taking a simple and practical approach, and using easy-to-find ingredients, Adam Liaw shows how anyone can create authentic and affordable Asian dishes at home without spending hours in the kitchen.

From Chicken Kra-Pow, Black Pepper Beef and Grilled Prawns with Salty Lime, to Lychee and Coconut Granita, Leche Flan and Sesame and Honey Ice Cream, ASIAN AFTER WORK brings you family favourites and new creations that you'll come back to again and again.

If you love Asian food, let ASIAN AFTER WORK be your guide to the delicious and exciting world of Asian home cooking.

Fast, fresh and easy Asian food.

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