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Asian Cookbook Collection

Updated on May 14, 2013

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When you think about Asian cuisine what comes into your mind? For sure you envision the rich, flavorful food mixed with exotic spices. Asian cuisine is predominantly very diverse since wide cooking styles comes from the influences of people from around the world. Come on and take a peek at the huge library of cookbooks across Asia!

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East Asian Cuisine

East Asian Region include countries like China, Japan, (North & South) Korea and Taiwan.

A staple of East Asian cooking is rice and/or noodles, followed by dishes that contain fish, meat and vegetables. While rice is considered as an important part of the meal, noodles and buns may also be used as substitutes, depending on the region. The use of chopsticks is predominant when partaking of solid food while flat bottomed spoons are used for soups.

Quick & Easy Enjoy Chinese Cuisine

The key to great Chinese cooking lies in learning to enjoy yourself foremost and letting everything else follow....

Quick & Easy Enjoy Chinese Cuisine (Quick & Easy Cookbooks Series)
Quick & Easy Enjoy Chinese Cuisine (Quick & Easy Cookbooks Series)

This book will guide you through the simple techniques necessary for preparing the basic ingredients contained in the easy-to-follow recipes. The recipes have been developed and tested in Chinese cooking classes, along with a few personal favorites that have been handed down from family generations. Suggestions for meal planning have been reduced to a simple chart, for quick and easy reference.

 

Japanese Food and Cooking: A Timeless Cuisine: The Traditions, Techniques, Ingredients and Recipes

A comprehensive and beautiful guide covering all aspects of Japanese cuisine, from its history and underlying philosophy, to its unique ingredients, methods of preparation, and cooking techniques...

Japanese Food and Cooking: A Timeless Cuisine: The Traditions, Techniques, Ingredients and Recipes
Japanese Food and Cooking: A Timeless Cuisine: The Traditions, Techniques, Ingredients and Recipes

Absolutely a fabulous book for those who are just starting in Japanese cooking or for those who just love gorgeous pictures. The first section of the book is comprised of a short cultural history to help you get the feel of why Japanese food is how it is-this includes a little section on regional foods and their differences-and goes from there to a short menu ideas section that divides the menus into the four seasons.

 

Korean Kitchen

Perfect for the second generation Korean who wants mom's home cooking... or for anyone who wants to try Korean cuisine in the comfort of their own home....

Korean Kitchen
Korean Kitchen

I've had other Korean cookbooks but this is the first one where I wasn't intimidated by the number of ingredients and the time required to create a single dish.

 

Chinese Cuisine: Taiwanese Style

Taiwanese cooking features light, natural flavors with an emphasis on seafood....

Chinese Cuisine: Taiwanese Style
Chinese Cuisine: Taiwanese Style

This new easy-to-use cookbook tells how to prepare this delicate regional far e and includes detailed instructions on carving and slicing, the use of seasonings, and various cooking methods. Full-color photographs throughout.

 

South & Southeast Asian Cuisine

South & Southeast Asian Cuisine (Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Singaporean, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Filipino, Indonesian, Cambodian, Laotian, Burmese).

FABULOUS INDIAN CUISINE RECIPE BOOK

A mouthwatering collection of recipes reflecting the very best of Indian vegetarian cuisine...

Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking
Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking

All in all, the combination of tasty recipes and the voluminous definitions, explainations and sourcing material make this an excellent cookbook, both for the cookbook collector, and the serious home gourmet.

 
Flavors of India: Vegetarian Indian Cuisine
Flavors of India: Vegetarian Indian Cuisine

Along with recipes for beverages, snacks, chutneys, dairy products, vegetable dishes, rice, dal (lentils, peas, and other legumes), breads, and sweets, you will find helpful information on the spices and other ingredients that are essential to authentic Indian cooking. Includes nutritional information on the healthful benefits of Indian vegetarian cuisine.

 
Pure and Simple: Homemade Indian Vegetarian Cuisine
Pure and Simple: Homemade Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Pure and Simple also includes information on spices, vegetables, and kitchen tools, along with useful tips for each recipe. A separate section on cooking processes is helpful for both beginning and experienced cooks.

 
India: Food & Cooking: The Ultimate Book on Indian Cuisine
India: Food & Cooking: The Ultimate Book on Indian Cuisine

With 200 mouthwatering dishes to choose from-including Aromatic Roast Lamb, Mustard-Spiced Prawns & Monkfish, and Vegetable Biriani-readers will be able to sample the country's culinary diversity and its distinctive regional specialties.

 
From Curries to Kebabs: Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail
From Curries to Kebabs: Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail

Beautifully illustrated and filled with the kind of comprehensive insight into the art of curry that only Madhur Jaffrey could provide, From Curries to Kebabs makes fascinating reading for cooks everywhere and will be an outstanding addition to any curry lover's library.

 

Exotic Tastes of Sri Lanka

Exotic Tastes of Sri Lanka highlights the gamut of flavors of this cuisine, which runs from hot and spicy to comforting and mild.

Exotic Tastes of Sri Lanka
Exotic Tastes of Sri Lanka

Sample menus, explanations of spice uses and availability, typical cooking techniques, and descriptions of traditional utensils complement the 157 recipes, all adapted for home cooks.

 

Bangladeshi Cuisine - everything that you need to know about Bangladeshi hospitality.

Bangladeshi Cuisine
Bangladeshi Cuisine

The theme of this book is aappayon or entertaining the Bangladeshi way.

 

Festive Cooking: The Best of Singapore's Recipes

The Best of Singapore's Recipes: Festive Cooking offers the modern cook a tempting selection of festive favourites.

Festive Cooking: The Best of Singapore's Recipes
Festive Cooking: The Best of Singapore's Recipes

Each category comprises of fully illustrated recipes written with easy step-by-step instructions for the best results. Beautifully illustrated with sumptuous color pictures of the dishes and supplemented with useful hints and a comprehensive glossary.

 

THE VERY BEST OF FILIPINO CUISINE RECIPE BOOK

A comprehensive presentation is given of all the regional styles of cooking from the island nation of the Philippines. All of the cultural influences that make up this country are presented in the cooking, including Asian, Spanish, Muslim, Portuguese, Mexican, and, of course, Filipino...

Filipino Cuisine: Recipes from the Islands
Filipino Cuisine: Recipes from the Islands

The book reveals a cuisine that is the amalgamation of history and geography; it features a multipage discussion on how Filipino cuisine can be subdivided into regional specialties, each with its own historical influences; it provides a grouping of dishes by genre (how many Filipino cookbooks describe the various meat and seafood ginataan variations while smartly leaving the dessert ginataan for later?); it compares and contrasts dishes with similar ones from other parts of the Philippines. From reading the book, one gets a glimpse of just how diverse Filipino cooking really is, each major region in the archipelago of 7100 islands, large and small, developing a unique taste that warrants its own recipe book.

 
Filipino Homestyle Dishes: Delicious Meals in Minutes
Filipino Homestyle Dishes: Delicious Meals in Minutes

This guide features classic recipes as they are prepared in Filipino homes, covering quick and easy instructions for delightful snacks, delectable seafood, and rice and noodle dishes.

 
Filipino Cooking for the Common Family
Filipino Cooking for the Common Family

Filipino Cooking for the Common Family is a collection of over 100 authentic Filipino recipes that can be prepared with ease. These dishes are simple enough for the typical nightly dinner, but sophisticated enough to serve to invited guests. This book contains a wide variety of dishes featuring beef, pork, poultry and seafood. Vegetarian dishes and desserts are also included. Whether you like you meals spicy or mild, sweet or sour, you are certain to find the perfect dinner solution here. Even a novice cook can prepare incredible Filipino meals using these easy to follow recipes. A complete list of common cooking terms and ingredients is also included. Whether you are looking to add a little variety to the nightly meal or searching for that special item to add to your restaurant menu, you will find everything you need here. You will love Filipino Cooking for the Common Family.

 
The Little Sabaw Book (Pinoy Classic Cuisine Series)
The Little Sabaw Book (Pinoy Classic Cuisine Series)

Whether served as one of the courses or as the main course, sabaw, sopas or soup is the basic sustenance for body and spirit on the Philippine table. The comfort it gives as warming nourishment to workers wishing to restore themselves by having sabaw during their lunch breaks or when they go home to the family puts sabaw or sopas as a prime course on the table.

 
Fine Filipino Food (Hippocrene Cookbook Library (Paperback))
Fine Filipino Food (Hippocrene Cookbook Library (Paperback))

A testament to the rich mix of cultures that have influenced the cuisine of the Philippines, Fine Filipino Food includes more than 200 easy-to-prepare recipes, a glossary of ingredients, and a guide to ingredient substitutions.

 

Quick & Easy the Vietnamese Home Cooking for Everyone

Quick & Easy Vietnamese: Home Cooking for Everyone (Quick & Easy Cookbooks Series)
Quick & Easy Vietnamese: Home Cooking for Everyone (Quick & Easy Cookbooks Series)

It contains recipes for some of the best-known dishes including, Goi Cuon (fresh spring rolls with rice noodles and mint), broiled prawns skewered with stalks of fresh lemongrass, and Chicken Pho (a delicate broth of chicken and noodles seasoned with cinnamon and anise). In all, this book introduces over seventy of the most famous recipes and is loaded with helpful hints. All ingredients used in these recipes can be found in supermarkets, natural food stores and Asian food markets.

 

Cook Malaysian - More than 170 authentic Malaysian recipes

Classic Indonesian Cooking: 70 traditional dishes from an undiscovered cuisine

Classic Indonesian Cooking: 70 traditional dishes from an undiscovered cuisine, shown step-by-step in over 250 simple-to-follow photographs
Classic Indonesian Cooking: 70 traditional dishes from an undiscovered cuisine, shown step-by-step in over 250 simple-to-follow photographs

Here is a truly inspirational collection of recipes which typifies the rich and varied cuisine of these exotic islands.

 

Cambodian Cooking

Take a chance and try a whole new cooking experience with Cambodian Cooking!

Cambodian Cooking: A humanitarian project in collaboration with Act for Cambodia [Cambodian Cookbook, 60 Recipes]
Cambodian Cooking: A humanitarian project in collaboration with Act for Cambodia [Cambodian Cookbook, 60 Recipes]

This book was created entirely by volunteers and all royalties are paid to the Sala Bai Cooking School which helps impoverished Cambodian young people to be trained in professions connected to the hotel trade (Chef, receptionist, waiter, and housekeeper). As someone who has visited Cambodia and directly seen the lasting effects of the Khmer Rouge genocide and met the wonderful, welcoming people of Cambodia, I strongly recommend this book for both its recipes and the cause it supports.

 

Healthy Lao Cuisine: Tasty and Easy to Make

Healthy Lao Cuisine: Tasty and Easy to Make
Healthy Lao Cuisine: Tasty and Easy to Make

The variety of fresh ingredients used in Lao cooking gives each dish a unique and explosive flavor and texture that tantalizes the taste buds. These recipes are very, healthy, and tasty. All the recipes are perfectly seasoned, exotic but not overpowering to scare first-timers.

 

Flavors of Burma: Myanmar - presented here in 76 enticing recipes.

Flavors of Burma: Myanmar : Cuisine and Culture from the Land of Golden Pagodas
Flavors of Burma: Myanmar : Cuisine and Culture from the Land of Golden Pagodas

Typical meals include rice, curries, salads, vegetables, and side dishes such as cucumber and tomato slices eaten with traditional Burmese fish sauce (Nga-Pi-Yae ) and Fried Shrimp with Shrimp Paste (Balachung), which are presented here in 76 enticing recipes.

 

Lebanese Cuisine: More Than 250 Authentic Recipes From The Most Elegant Middle Eastern Cuisine

"Lovers of gourmet food with a sense of adventure will welcome the addition of this book to their shelves."--New York Post

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites
Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Good recipes and great food ! Recently many medical studies have revealed that eating mediterranean cuisine has a direct correlation on improving health.

 

Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine (Paperback)

Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine
Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine

This new Iraqi cookbook contains more than four hundred recipes covering all food categories. There is ample choice for both vegetarian and meat lovers, and many that will satisfy a sweet tooth. All recipes have been tested and are easy to follow.

 

Cooking of the Gulf: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Cooking of the Gulf: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Cooking of the Gulf: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Customer Reviews

This book is a very good selection of recipes from this region of the world. I have been studying Middle Eastern cooking as a hobby for a few years now, and have been studying cooking in general for over 10. I own a very large selection of cookbooks and many of them are Middle Eastern cookbooks, so I have seen quite a few cookbooks, and as an enthusiast I recommend this one.

 

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      David Gardner 5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Nice! Now you are making me hungry! Congrats on another Squidoo masterpiece!

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      David Gardner 5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Nice! Now you are making me hungry! Congrats on another Squidoo masterpiece!

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      this lens is a visual feast! Great lens for this Asian cookbook collection!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed stopping by, cooking if a pastime of mine.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      One of my favorite www.squidoo.com/perfect-cookbook

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I have to admit it- i have a weakness for collecting recipes and cookbooks. This was a lens just for me!

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      GramaBarb 7 years ago from Vancouver

      Looking at all your wonderful cookbooks - made me hungry :) - Time to go and get a snack.