Summary and Info
Green tea. Sesame seeds. Beans. Rice. In the Western world, these flavors aren’t usually associated with desserts. Oh, how we’re missing out! Once you taste the unusual sweet flavor combinations Asia has to offer, you’ll be hooked for life.Even as Asian dishes continue to gain in popularity in the Western world, Asian desserts often receive much less attention. Despite the availability of Asian food in fast food, frozen, and convenience forms, most Westerners are unfamiliar with the sweet specialties developed in the Eastern world alongside their favorite Asian dishes.Now you can indulge in these exotic and underused culinary confections without even having to go out to a restaurant. With the recipes in this book, you will easily be able to create authentic Asian desserts right in your own kitchen.Asian Recipe Dessert Delights: The Best Recipes from Asia by Charles Ho offers over 50 delicious dessert recipes from China, Japan, Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Iraq, The Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. You’ll learn how to cook all kinds of unique desserts such as jellies, sticky rice cakes, dessert soups, sweet dumplings, and more. Here’s just a sample of some of the desserts found in this book: • Anmitsu• Baklawa• Banh Chuoi Nuong• Banh flan• Bibikkan• Biko• Buko pandan• Cendol• Dasik• Gyeong dan• Kluay kaek with ice cream• Mochi ice cream• Modak• Moon cake• Pani Walalu• Peking dust• Pistachio halva• Rainbow rice cake• Red bean soup• Tteok with daechu and black beans If you’re looking to give your Asian cooking an additional spark of authenticity, look no further! Asian desserts are usually served alongside a savory meal instead of afterward, as in Western culture. Your meals will gain authenticity by including a sweet dessert alongside the main dish.In addition, most of these Asian desserts are deliciously low-fat, making them safe to eat even for someone watching their weight. That’s right: now you can satisfy your sweet tooth and try out new flavors guilt-free, even on a diet. This book features clear, easy-to-follow instructions and color photographs accompanying each recipe. Each chapter provides a brief overview of the desserts of that country, and there is a conversion table at the end for your convenience. Many of the recipes also carry additional chef’s tips, little tidbits of information for variations, serving suggestions, or additional things you can do with the ingredients.For anyone interested in Asian cooking, Asian Recipe Dessert Delights is sure to become an invaluable addition to your kitchen library.