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I am having a problem with this book in that the prepared dishes in no way resemble the photo. I know food is stylized but this is taken to extreme. A good example is Penang Chicken. The photo shows a beautiful red Penang sauce. In reality , the chicken is boiled in the sauce so no way those strips of chicken are laid on top. In recipe the red peppers are also boiled in sauce. In photo you see beautiful charred peppers and onions. The finished dish is actually quite ugly. I watched one of his videos on the dish and they also looked nothing like the photo. I pick my dish many times by presentation. Maybe if he had given some clues like sauté chicken separately and char peppers and onions separately and for deeper color use more Penang paste. Frankly, it makes the recipe a little dishonest. I am keeping book but not recommending it
As for an example compare General Tso's Chicken and Orange Chicken Recipe. They are pretty much the same recipe except Orange Chicken of course has orange juice in it.
Both have a 1/2 Tbsp of minced ginger but their gram weight is different, 8g and 4g. Same with oyster sauce 1/2 cup equals 90ml or is it 118 ml? White vinegar 3oz is it 30m or 30 ml.
General Tso's chicken doesn't even have directions with the batter but it's obvious you dredge, dip and fry.
I am an experienced home cook. I did make the General Tso's chicken and it was very bland. It was missing something. The clean sweet spiciness we like wasn't there following his recipe. After a few adjustments it was good.
He should have just stuck with imperial measurements and left the metric out. Because you don't weigh toasted sesame seeds in milliliters it should be grams.
I didn't make all the recipes. I will and if needed, I will adjust but it gets two stars for a bad start...just too many errors.
I really wanted to like this cookbook but after making quite a few dishes from it only 2 were fantastic, to make it worse we found 2 to be completely inedible. For example, we made the tom yum soup which calls for 4 cups of broth where you add 3 tbsp of chili paste. I only added 1tbsp as it seemed like a lot but even using a third of what the recipe calls made the soup incredibly spicy. Even my husband, who can tolerate pretty spicy food, couldnt eat it. A few of the other recipes were good but nothing out of the ordinary that you couldnt find a recipe for online.
Not bad but requires a lot of specialty ingredients that are hard to find, expensive and barely used. A lot are novelty recipes like having fried rice inside of a pineapple. Free internet recipes are on par.
So disappointed! I was so excited after seeing the chef on the Kitchen. I made the Hot and Sour Egg Drop Soup and the Beef and Broccoli. Both were bland, and far from delicious. I don’t feel like I can trust the other recipes to be good. 😞
i was so excited to get this but some of the pictures are with the wrong recipe, or the picture shows ingredients that are not in the recipe. I wish the recipe for the rice noodles was included with the drunken noodles recipe too. I did appreciate the notes included at the end of some of the recipes.