To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories from the Heart by Hetty McKinnon

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  • Mapo tofu

    • luluf on January 19, 2021

      Very easy and tasty. Would make a lovely breakfast

  • Salt and pepper eggplant

    • saladperson on February 11, 2021

      Fry the eggplant immediately after rolling in cornflour or it will sink in and go gluggy. Only flour as much as you'll expect to eat. Delicious, but sits heavy in the stomach becuase of the shallow frying. Put this out as snacks at a party once and they got vacuumed up in about 40 seconds.

  • Homemade black bean sauce

    • saladperson on February 11, 2021

      This was SO much better than the jarred counterpart I bought just in case I messed this up (I didn't.) Super easy but disappears a little too quickly...

  • Roasted Brussels sprouts, chickpeas and edamame with ginger-shallot oil

    • saladperson on February 11, 2021

      My partner call this "a five star salad". Didn't change anything. The ginger takes a while to grate/chop, but otherwise this is a low-active cooking time recipe. Classic Hetty.

  • Green bean goma-ae and chilled soba noodle salad

    • saladperson on February 11, 2021

      This made a tasty and quick lunch. I added some pan-fried tofu to pad it out a little. I don't have a pestle and mortar so my sesame seeds weren't crushed; I didn't find it to be a problem.

  • An ode to Chang's crispy noodle salad

    • saladperson on February 11, 2021

      Made this for four people, it got hoovered up and there were no leftovers. I only used 1 tablespoon of sugar in the dressing, and have continued to do this on repeat makings.

  • Lychee and ginger soft serve

    • saladperson on February 11, 2021

      This was tasty, but not special. I had mine in the freezer for hours longer than the recipe said and it was still very runny/liquid.

  • Buttery miso Vegemite noodles

    • saladperson on February 11, 2021

      Another quick, easy, tasty lunch - and I didn't have to go to the shops for any of these ingredients. I scaled the recipe to serve just one, guessed at the miso and vegemite amounts - probably went a touch too heavy, will try 1 teaspoon of each next time. But I'd eat this any time, even despite going too heavy on the vegemite (not Hetty's fault.)

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  • ISBN 10 1760787671
  • ISBN 13 9781760787677
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  • Published Sep 29 2020
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Pan Macmillan Australia

Publishers Text

'To Asia, With Love is my homecoming, a joyous return to the humble, yet deeply nurturing flavours and meals of my childhood as a Chinese girl born in Australia. It is also a celebration of the exciting and delicious possibilities of modern Asian cooking.'

Recipes range from the traditional - salt and pepper eggplant, red curry laksa, congee, a perfectly simple egg, pea and ginger fried rice - to Hetty's uniquely modern interpretations, such as buttery miso vegemite noodles, stir-fried salt and vinegar potatoes, cacio e pepe udon noodles and grilled wombok caesar salad with wonton crackers. All share an emphasis on seasonal vegetables and creating irresistible Asian(ish) flavours using pantry staples.

Whether it's a banh mi turned into a salad, a soy-sauce-powered chocolate brownie or a rainbow guide to eating dumplings by the season, this is Asian home cooking unlike anything you've experienced before.

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