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Chinese Street Food Odyssey (Hardcover) (Helen Tse & Lise Tse)
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This book offers a real insight into the street food cultures of China and vividly evokes the smells and sounds of the markets. It's the closest you may get to experiencing Beijing street food without actually being there, smelling the mix of aromatic spices, caramelised apples, barbecuing meats and steaming dumplings, with clouds of smoke and noisy bustle all around you, and red lanterns glowing above. Over 100 recipes and a wealth of stories and insight into cooking methods bring this cuisine to life. All recipes have been carefully chosen to be achievable for the western cook. Helen and Lisa Tse have set out to encapsulate that sense of excitement, awe, wonder and hunger for these morsels of street food: from soft fluffy bao, to hot fried chicken, from piping hot bowls of noodles, to coal-roasted squid, delicate tea eggs and bubble tea, this is food to truly excite the appetite and awaken a sense of adventure in the kitchen.