Publisher: The Random House Group Ltd
Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey is a culinary journey off the usual tourist trail in search of authentic dishes. His journey takes him wherever he can find hot and spicy food this included along with Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Bali, a diversion to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Dishes were tasted from hotels, small family run restaurants, people's homes, street vendors, farmers, boat and night markets.
Stein's boundless natural enthusiasm comes across in his narrative with plenty of anecdotes and stories to complement the recipes. The book is illustrated throughout with stunning photographs of the people landscape and food. A plus for many is the accessibility of the ingredients needed to prepare these dishes, with the majority easily obtained at your local supermarket.
A great book for lovers of Asian cuisine, which takes you beyond the basic stir-fry. With authentic recipes including Steamed Fish Curry (Amok Trey) from Cambodia, Vietnam's famous Pho Bo (Beef Noodle Soup), Malaysian Laksa, and of course the classic Indonesian dish Gado-gado. With a dish for every occasion from a snack to an elaborate dinner party. This book is another winner from the renowned Rick Stein.