Review: My Asian Kitchen – Jennifer Joyce

My Asian Kitchen cover art

My Asian Kitchen

Jennifer Joyce

Murdoch Books

ISBN: 9781760522704



A celebration of modern Asian cooking, in 100 healthy, flavour-packed traditional and modern dishes


Bao buns, pho, sushi, poke bowls, gyoza, ramen and kimchi have devotees on every high street – now Jennifer Joyce shows how easy it is to create these zingy, fresh, healthy flavours at home. From grilled sticky skewers and steak tacos, salads, rice bowls and dumplings, to prawn katsu bao and miso-glazed ribs, this is an adventure in the dazzling diversity of modern Asian cooking. Jennifer’s exquisitely simple recipes, no-nonsense explanation of ingredients, hand-drawn diagrams and beautiful photographs are all you need to start cooking in your very own Asian Kitchen.


Author bio:

Jennifer Joyce is a successful food writer, author and stylist based in London. She is American-born but has been resident in the UK for more than 24 years. Working for leading UK magazines and newspapers, such as BBC Good Food, Waitrose Kitchen and Jamie Magazine as well as The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, she draws on her unique dual talents of creating mouth-watering recipes and styling the dishes for photography. Leiths School of Food and Wine in London hosts Jennifer’s popular cookery classes and she has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows in the UK and US, including the BBC’s Today and Good Food Show Live. My Asian Kitchen is Jennifer’s eleventh book. Her previous titles for Murdoch Books are My Street Food Kitchen, Meals in Heels and Skinny Meals in Heels  



My View:

This is my new go to Asian cookbook. My Asian Kitchen has beautiful look; clean, modern with an almost minimalist look to it – the food is the show piece. The recipes are accessible – most ingredients readily available in the supermarket. There are great instructional notes on how to make/fold/roll: spring rolls, Vietnamese rice paper rolls, Bao buns etc and a very useful glossary.




This book has all my favourites: Prawn laksa, Japanese vegetable miso curry, fried rice, sliders, poke bowls, ramen, rice paper rolls and so much more. Feeling hungry just looking through this 🙂













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