The Best-Selling Cookbooks To Inspire Your Lunar New Year Feast At Home

News| 1st February 2024
The Best-Selling Cookbooks To Inspire Your Lunar New Year Feast At Home
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The Lunar New Year – one of the most popular holidays in the world for several Asian cultures – is fast approaching. This year we are celebrating the Year of the Dragon, making it the perfect time to bring the fire in the kitchen.  

 Whether you're drawing inspiration from Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, or Filipino cuisines, let these cookbooks help you ring in the new year with a delicious homemade feast for friends and family.  

 Chinese Soul Food by Hsiao-Ching Chou, $49.93 at Kinokuniya Books, Level 3 

If Chinese cooking has always intimidated you, this book full of approachable recipes and plenty of tips for creating comforting and delicious homestyle Chinese dishes is the companion you need for your next low-key Lunar New Year dinner party.  

To Asia, with Love by Hetty Mckinnon, $35 at Kinokuniya Books, Level 3 

A sumptuous collection of creative vegetarian recipes inspired by bestselling author Hetty McKinnon’s childhood, this cookbook is all about recreating traditional dishes in non-traditional ways. Featuring pan-Asian dishes – from kimchi and chilli oil to knife-cut noodles, and dumplings – that anyone can prepare using supermarket ingredients, this is your one-stop-shop for creating an impressive vegetarian feast.  

Simply Korean by Aaron Huh, $35 at Kinokuniya Books, Level 3

If you’ve always wanted to make your favourite Korean dishes at home, Simply Korean is for you. With streamlined techniques, minimal ingredients, and clear instructions, you'll learn the easiest methods to make fried rice, bulgogi, kimchi, and more without sacrificing taste. 

Under Coconut Skies by Yasmin Newman, $79.25 at Kinokuniya Books, Level 3

The follow-up to Yasmin’s first beloved cookbook on Filipino food, 7000 Islands, this cookbook will help you transport your guests to the lush isles of the Philippines this Lunar New Year with dishes like sizzling wild mushroom sisig, golden turmeric and cassia bark rice. With easy recipes for home cooks and chapters divided into feasts, there’s inspiration for all occasions and needs.  

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