Book review: Asian After Work by Adam Liaw

Asian After Work

Asian After Work by Adam Liaw is written to provide recipes for simple food every day. The book is divided into days of the week, and also includes a section on basic Asian sauces. You’ll need access to an Asian supermarket as many of the recipes contain specialist ingredients, such as sake, Sriracha chilli sauce and Shaoxing wine.


Be tempted by pork and prawn wontons, coconut and tamarind pork belly, BBQ Genghis Khan, pi pa roast duck or master stock poached chicken breast. 


Enjoy some of your favourite take-aways at home with teriyaki chicken, a healthy version of sweet and sour pork, dumplings, and Singapore noodles.

We tried the sang choy bao recipe and was pleased with the result. It took around 30 minutes to prepare and cook, so it was an ideal dish to have ‘after work’.

There is only a handful of dessert recipes.

Asian After Work Adam

Overall a good solid accessible Asian cookbook. It is ideal for beginners who have less than a hour to prepare a meal.

Asian After Work: Simple Food for Every Day
Asian After Work by Adam Liaw

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