Having lived in
and China for a number of years, when I left Asia I was mad to find a book with all my favourite
recipes, and I was to happy to find many of them among the pages of the Asian Vegan
Kitchen. The book is split into regional
sections, including India, Thailand, Malaysia,
China, Japan, Korea,
Vietnam and even Burma.
The Indian recipe section also has a few excellent staples - Aloo Gobi, Chana Masala, Korma - all recipes I go to again and again. The Chinese chapter is equally splattered with greasy marks and spots of sauce from my many referrals, as are many of the dishes in the Thai section.
The Vietnamese and Burmese parts of the book seem to be the cleanest of the lot, mostly because I am rather unfamiliar with both cuisines and would have no idea if what I have made would taste right. I think perhaps a trip is in order, but I am most certain that upon my return I will find them to be just as good as the others!