Steamy Kitchen, Asian Tofu, Flavors of Malaysia and A Cook’s Journey to Japan cookbooks {giveaway}

steamy kitchen, asian tofu, flavors of malaysia, and cooks journey japan cookbooks

This giveaway entry period is now closed, but feel free to comment anyway! Also, make sure you enter the other open giveaways!

We were going to wait to do this giveaway until the Holidays (no, don’t tell us it’s “The Holidays” already, it’s not even Halloween yet!), as we thought it would be the perfect gift either for one lucky TasteSpotter to explore some of the cuisines Asia via their own kitchen, or for one lucky TasteSpotter to use as gifts to give away to four friends!

But we couldn’t wait so we’re giving away our review copies of Asian Tofu, A Cook’s Journey to Japan, Flavors of Malaysia, and Steamy Kitchen now.

Let’s do the giveaway part first, then we’ll tell you about the books.

How to Enter the Cookbook Giveaway

  1. Since all four of these cookbooks focus on Asian cuisine, answer this question in the comments section of this post: What Asian/Asian-inspired dish would you like to try cooking at home? Want to try making your own juicy xiao long bao dumplings? Have you been wondering if you’d ever get beyond just pan-frying tofu? Mee goreng? Pad thai? Jap chae?! If you’re not sure, firstly, good thing you’re entering this giveaway for 4 books filled with Asian foods to make, and secondly, just find something here. It doesn’t matter what you say, as this is a random drawing, but it does matter that you do comment with something.
  2. Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
  3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)

Good luck!

You have until next Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 10 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)

(And by the way, in case anyone is wondering about us in the TasteSpotting Test Kitchen, we are currently obsessed with trying to simmer a really flavorful broth for Pho Ga – Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup)

And now a few words on each of the books…

The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook

Do we even need to introduce Jaden Hair, aka Steamy Kitchen? Jaden started the Steamy Kitchen blog way back when, and is now a TV chef, food columnist, and author of this here book that we’re including with this giveaway today!

The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook is Jaden’s first cookbook (her second book is coming out next year!). The book has 101 Asian recipes with photos that are so gorgeous you wouldn’t think the dishes are simple enough to cook for dinner tonight, but they are. The book has good reference sections that explain and define tools and common ingredients, but the parts that we love best are Jaden’s honest and totally funny introductions to each of the recipes.

Jaden remembers her wild and crazy clubbing days, when each night ended in a little Vietnamese noodle shop with a bowl of pho, then shares a recipe for a “cheater version” of Chicken Pho that you can make at home. And obviously we love her recipe for Korean BBQ Burgers, which she says, were inspired by… us! (We’re super honored to even be mentioned by Jaden in her cookbook!)

Asian Tofu Cookbook

To be quite honest, we are perfectly happy tearing open a package of store-bought tofu, slicing off a few pieces of the stuff, and eating them straight with nothing more than a splash of soy sauce and maybe a drop of sriracha.

But we know that there is so much more to tofu than just that. Especially after flipping through the latest cookbook by Andrea Nguyen, a leading voice on Asian cuisine. Asian Tofu has nearly 100 recipes for tofu dishes, both authentic and modern, with different forms, for multiple courses, and from multiple Asian cuisines. And it’s not just opening up a plastic “tub” of tofu, it’s also about making the stuff at home from scratch with soybeans. Amazing.

Flavors of Malaysia cookbook

from the publisher:

“Flavors of Malaysia celebrates the best of the Malaysian table: sizzling satays, flavorful stir-fries, fragrant rice noodles, aromatic curries, and Malaysia’s signature hot and spicy condiments, the delectable sambals…Susheela Raghavan serves up treasured recipes, touching family stories and fascinating notes about the origins of Malaysian food in this lovingly compiled collection.”

A Cook’s Journey to Japan Cookbook

from the publisher:

“A Cook’s Journey to Japan is a marvelous collection of recipes based on one woman’s journey through the simple, yet evocative, everyday foods found across Japan. This heartwarming—and hunger-inducing—book recounts the author’s journey through Japan as she gathered recipes from everyday Japanese people—from wives, husbands, mothers and fathers to innkeepers and line cooks at cafés. The recipes are adapted when necessary to capture the authentic flavors and spirit of simple but delicious home cooking.”

by Sarah J. Gim on October 29, 2012 · 251 comments


Laura October 29, 2012 at 5:08 pm

A collection of books that would certainly help expand my dinner menu. I am always up to a new cooking challenge!

Ike October 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

My amazing girlfriend is a vegetarian, and asian cuisine is her favorite. She does so much for me, I want to be able to get some great recipes to cook for her.

Brita Bevis October 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I so need to make my cooking more exciting…. winning a prize might help!!! ;-)

Micah October 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I would love to know how to make a killer Malaysian soup for my husband. Or, I would like to inspire HIM to make Malaysian food, because I know he loves it! I would also like to learn how to do more things with tofu- I’m getting tired of my usual method. Thanks for the opportunity!

Claire Pettengill October 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I want to try my hand at dim sum and through a dim sum banquet! I also want to learn how to cook sea cucumber! It’s so good for you skin and hair! Bao, dumplings, noodles, yuba… I wanna make it all!

Fran October 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I make/eat Asian food all the time, but one cuisine I haven’t done at home yet is Thai. I’d like to learn how to make a red curry paste because so many dishes can be built on it.

Alan Ichiriu October 29, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I’ve never been able to recreate the flavor of the sauce used in beef chow fun. Something is missing and I’ve tried to find out what it is,.

Alicia October 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

There are so many! banh mi, banh xeo, wontons… I could go on and on… but with the help of these cookbooks, I’m sure there will be lots of things to try ;)

Kathy Stevens October 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I want to learn how to make Crying Tiger Beef or Pork (a la Jitlada)! Or the Morning Glory salad, green or yellow curries, etc. Pretty much anything hot & spicy will do. Honestly though, I can barely cook so I need all the help I can get!

Linda Oliver-Smith October 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I want to learn to make sushi : )

Aki October 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I would love to learn how to make dumplings, especially xia long bao – that is my daughter’s favorite! I end up buying frozen gyoza at the store but I know it can’t be that hard to make at home! I am sure these books will be a great resource!

andrew October 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm

gyoza is surprisingly easy to make! i do it all the time. im not asian at all lol.

Kim Raymond October 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Xiao Long Bao, the famous soup dumplings from Shangai.

Hannah N. October 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I would love to try and cook xiao long bao at home. It seems like such an impossible task since they taste SO good at the restaurants! Or I would like to venture out into more Chinese or Vietnamese cooking.

Stacy October 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I’d love to learn to make schezwan chicken. These would be great cookbooks to add to my collection. Sharing with my fans on Facebook.

Lily October 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I’d like to learn how to make sushi, I love it!!

Jillian October 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Vietnamese bún!

Anna October 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Would love to learn more about soups from the books, especially that it’s chilly outside.

Stephanie Wright October 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I would love to explore and experiment with the Korean dish bi bim bap. So much flexibility in that dish! Oooh… and the Vietnamese banh mi! Again… plenty to play with there in terms of flavors. Oh wait… pancit! From the Philippines! Somebody stop me!

Mei McClung October 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Would love to learn how to make Bun bo hue, authentic Vietnamese noodle soup and also a variety of oriental desserts!

Jennifer October 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Hot and Sour soup, anything with tofu in it, pad thai — it all sounds yummy!

Mandela Komba October 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

The i’ve had that I would love to make is a lemon chicken dish mixed with stir fry vegetables and rice. Learning to make each properly would be great. I’ve attempted it numerous times before and failed lol.

MikeW October 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Katsu, with all the trimmings! One of my favorites, Japanese Schnitzel!

Natalie October 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Those cookbooks would definitely help bring back memories of mom’s cooking! I miss her dearly!! But I would definitely want to try and make that notoriously difficult crunchy golden curry puff with that circular pastry!! And also Siew Mai! I’ve always been too scared to try those two out!

andrew October 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

sushi…i always wanted to try making it at home but im intimidated by it.

Laurie Constantino October 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I want to learn how to make Banh Xeo. Also Banh Cuon. Also juicy xiao long bao dumplings. And a lot more!!

Michelle October 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I’d like to try cooking all recipes that are in the cookbooks….

Michael J. McCoy October 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Shogayaki – Japanese Ginger Pork served with rice and Asian slaw

Kate Allison October 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Thai! And noodles.

Rachael October 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I want to make my own tofu!

Eydie Guerrero October 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Pad Thai. Eggplant & chicken!

Luis October 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Wow so many to choose from … Mapo Tofu, Soondubu, Takoyaki

Nurse Lisa October 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm

…White Rose, the shrimp dumpling that is supposedly made only in Hoi An, Vietnam, topped with crispy shallots. Soft white pillows that melt in the mouth; I have never been able to find a recipe.

Jad @ New South October 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I would love to learn to make a good pad thai, spicy basil beef and some eggrolls.

Lia October 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

My daughter is going to Thailand for six weeks in May. I would love to try some Thai recipes over the holidays to get everyone excited about her trip.

Allison Woods October 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I would like to give Fish Head Curry a go. It was my favorite food on a dream trip to Singapore, so hot and spicy that I couldn’t eat much, but it was good!!!

Nicole de b. October 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Baozi (bao?)~those delightful steamed buns!

Anna Chancy October 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I would like to try making pot stickers and egg foo young.

Alex H October 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Hmm…I’m a big pretty big fan of sushi! I’d love to branch out and try something really radical at home. Definitely open to new ideas!

Fingers crossed.

Catharine @BakingChemist October 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I wanna learn how to make dumplings and egg rolls!

michelle October 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

What a good selection of books. Would love to try the recipes.

Jeannie October 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I made Pad Thai for the first time and my husband raved about it.

joselyn hughes October 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I would LOVE to learn how to make dumplings and kim chee! I’m a veg, so Asian cooking is our favorite. SO much flavor!!!

chrissy October 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm

panang curry!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies October 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I have always wanted to try to make Pad Thai!

Donna October 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I would love to learn how to make a really good Pad Thai

Brooke (Crackers on the Couch) October 29, 2012 at 6:09 pm

My Asian cooking repertoire basically consists of really badly executed stir fry. I’d love to learn anything beyond that, but I did just recently buy a bamboo steamer, perhaps some dumplings are in order… Unless you don’t use a steamer to make dumplings… o.O

Mae October 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Pineapple Fried Rice!

Madhu October 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Always wanted to make my own kimchi- a less spicy version. And then use it to make kimchi fried rice.

amelia October 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

ooh, i’ve been dying to try making sushi for ages.
my sister also once made these really awesome spring rolls. i should learn how to do those, too.

mochi October 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Bok Tong Go!

Kristi Barley October 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Pho tofu! Vegetarian egg rolls! Soba delights! There are just too many possibilities!

Greg Hinkle October 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I want to really learn how to use fish sauce successfully in recipes so I can use up the bottle I bought (holy crap does it stink). And how to not over-steam my buns.

Barney October 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Have cooked and love tons of Asian cuisine but for me its as simple as sushi. It and its infinite possibilities continues to intimidate me, so those books would definitely inspire :)

Melanie October 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

gyoza. Filling and pastry! :)

Alex October 29, 2012 at 6:20 pm


Maria Teresa Taylor October 29, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Ohhhh! I’ve been dying to delve into Asian cooking more, especially since all I can master right now are basic dishes involving rice or noodles, chicken and vegetables. I would LOVE to be able to make my own Dim Sum delicacies at home! Or even sushi. A girl can dream…

Chau October 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Great collection!

Jen October 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I would LOVE to try a spicy chilli soft shell crab with the flavours of Malaysia.. something hot, spicy but fresh with lemongrass and ginger! I am nervous of crab, so need a bit of help form those books! :)

AliciaK October 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

oH, great books!

emily h. October 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I would love to figure out how to cook a good Masaman curry, as well as Singapore Noodles! Yum!!!

Paige October 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Just moved out for school and realized my parents fail at communicating recipes past pinch of this or that. Cookbooks would be lovely lol

Renee October 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I am exploring Asian cuisines this year, and there are quite a few dishes I haven’t made yet that I’d like to make. Currently looking at duck and wondering what I could make in a home kitchen. Although it’s getting cold, I’m hinking about a smoked version of Peking Duck that I found in a barbecue cookbook. Also working on a recipe for eggs and tomatoes that I had recently at a friend’s restaurant. There’s a Japanese dish that I can’t begin to spell but it’s something like okonomiyaki and another that is like hotpot or fondue but called Shabu Shabu. There are so many good Asian dishes to make!

TTsu October 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I want to perfect pho broth!

Tori October 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Scallion pancakes with something saucy and delicious to dip them in!

Jennifer October 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I absolutely love Asian cuisine – Thai, Japanese, Cantonese – all of it! As I am living without a kitchen right now I would really love how to make steamed cakes. I am a bake-aholic and missing my oven so very much!

natalie October 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm

i would love to make pad thai

Jen @ Savory Simple October 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I’d love to learn how to make dim sum at home!

Angela Goldberg October 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I would love to learn how to make REALLY good, authentic potstickers! Or hot and sour soup…mm

Aundrea October 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I want to learn how to make kalbi and Vietnamese pho.

michelle samtoy October 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

i would LOVE to have these books and especially to try making anything and everything from dim sum, most notable Char siu baau! xx

lucia pribas October 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I really want to learn how to make Malaysian Roti Canai. And I am always up for any peanut sauce recipe!

Nestra October 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I would love these books,maybe they would give me the courage to try making pad Thai.

Phil Yim October 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Being third generation Korean and being the youngest of a family of boys, I’d like to start cooking to continue my heritage. I was not lucky enough to have been around my Grandmothers when they were still alive to help keep Asian cooking alive in my family and pass it on to my kids. Anyway, I’ d like to make chop chai or mandu for Sunday family dinner.

Grace October 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I’ve only made pad thai so far – i would love to increase my asian food repertoire.

Lamya October 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Kung Pao chicken!

Robin C October 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Next on my recipe to do list is yakisoba. I had it for the first time about a month ago and love it!

Olivia Chiang October 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I would love to replicate my favourite Hock Chew Egg Soup that I miss so much from my home town Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.

lydia October 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm

egg rolls. i love egg rolls just don’t like all the work making it :)
or pad thai

Siyi October 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I would love to make crystal shrimp dumplings (har gow) at home *____*

Samantha October 29, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Vietnamese is my favorite of all time. I would love to learn to make Banh Xeo or Pho.

Lily Sheng October 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm

potstickers! my mom’s recipe is awesome, I need to get better at the folder of the wrappers!

sara October 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

hot thai green curry with bamboo shoots and chicken. basil and coconut milk are my new favorite pair.

Jess October 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I would love to make a killer spicy bibimbap bowl or gyudon!

Nicole October 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Fried Wontons

Tammy October 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I want to learn how to make xiao long bao or pad thai! :)

Brooke Saepoo October 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I would love to make a proper bowl of Tom Yum!

Ann October 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Candied yams! I once asked the chef of my favourite place to get these treats and apparently he deep-fries them, then coats them in hot sugar that’s been boiled to the hard-crack stage. The way to eat them is to quickly plunge piping-hot pieces into ice-water and bite into a tender, scorching center. Whenever I think of that dish I sigh that I don’t have a deep-fryer~~

Lauren October 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I would LOVE to make sukiyaki!

Amanda Lusky October 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I would love to make steamed dumplings!

Lynn October 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm

There’s these fried shrimp patty things that my friend’s mom from Vietnam makes. I would love to learn how to make that and traditional pho.

Andrea H. October 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Steamed pork and veggie buns and pad thai!

Marlena October 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Growing up in South East Asia, I always wished I could make beef rendang from scratch! This giveaway looks awesome!

Sophia N October 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I’m hoping to find recipes for stuffed tofu just like my belated dad used to make :)

Veronica October 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I want to learn how to make bun dac biet! And especially how to marinate and grill all the yummy meats that go with the bun! Such a wonderful balance of flavors that I can’t recreate!

Julie Kujawa October 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

pad kee mao

Jamey Jackson October 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Being a temporary Asia resident, I have a few skills I need to conquer. There’s a local Taiwanese restaurant that serves the most amazing hot and sour soup, with steamed buns — that’s first on the agenda. Next is conquering Thai green curry. Oh, and the list just goes on and on and on….

Meredith October 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm

beef rendang!

Pam Nguyen October 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm

My husband loves to eat vegetarian dishes and I love to cook Asian food, I had a Malaysian shrimp dish at a restaurant and love to know how to cook that dish.

Brianne October 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I’ve been longing to make steamed dumplings for months!

evey October 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

i love tofu so would love some new tofu recipes~!

stidmama October 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Because I have severe food allergies, eating out safely is a challenge (we have three restaurants we can go to locally). My family eats a lot of Asian-inspired dishes, because we all love the flavors and most of the ingredients are okay for me. I would love some new cookbooks to expand my repertoire, having never tried Malaysian food…

Suchetha October 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Would love to try some Malaysian recipes. Chicken wrap with pandan leaves looks delish!!

Nicole October 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I’d like to make really good spring rolls

carol October 29, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I would love to learn how to make banh mi and Malaysian food. I have a friend living in Malaysia and am intrigued by her stories of the wonderful food.

Dara Beer October 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I would love to cook some thai food, especially pad thai. YUM!

Leslie October 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I would love to learn more tidy recipes other than frying or try any Malaysian dish because I’m not familiar with that cuisine at all.

Leslie October 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm


Vanessa October 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I like discovering new food and Mee goreng is unknown for me. So this one of the hundred recipes I want to try :)

Natalie Evans October 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I would absolutely love to try making my own homemade phở bò or phở gà. I’m a massive fan of both and would love to come up with a complex, healthy, feel good phở broth on a cold day :)

marlies October 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I would love to learn how to make kimchee, and then any spicy Korean soup that requires kimchee! Jap chae is also amazing, I would love to know how to make it.

Christine T October 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Hi… Wow… what a bundle !

I would love to learn how to make siu long pau… I do not know what type of flour they use for the skin ! hmmm… Still clueless = (

Thank you for the giveaway


Meg F. October 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

There are so many asian dishes I would love to learn. My future sister in law tells me about so many amazing dishes that make my mouth water just hearing about them.

amanda October 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

so many things I want to make… kimchi, for one. Also steamed buns. Also rice noodles. Also …

karen October 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I’d like to learn how to make pad see ew and other noodle dishes

Judy October 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I’d like to make Korean Kalbi Shortribs.

Susan October 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I would love to learn to make some dim sum!

Laura October 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I am a huge fan of cooking Asian food, but one thing I have still not done is make my own tofu.

Jen October 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm

i would love to make pad thai at home!

Cheryl October 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Been wanting to learn how to make takoyaki!

Danielle October 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

My list is too long! Niu rou mian, xiao long bao (definitely!!!), bao zi, pho, bimbimbap, soondooboo, kimchi, scallion pancakes…the list goes on…

Lisa October 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I would love to make beef rendang or mee siam. There is so much yummy food to eat and experience!

Leslie October 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I’m dying to find a pho broth recipe that is as deliciously complex as my favorite local noodle shop!

Ella October 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

takoyaki or peking duck definitely!

Yvonne October 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I want to make red bean dumplings and egg custards!

Brian Head October 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Asian food would be quite the novelty to our regular menu but I’d love to start with a hearty udon noodle soup.

Donna October 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I want to make a good pho

Anita Der Farnsworth October 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I would love to be able to make beef chow foon at home!

Leah October 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I’ve been wanting to make Tom Kha Gai myself for years now, but haven’t gotten past the need to find some galangal first!

Kathy October 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Phad Kee Mao is by far one of my favorite dishes so I’d love to be able to make it myself!

Candice October 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I really want to try my hand at making good singaporean/malaysian curry puff!

Diane October 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Meat jun

Seren October 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I just spent the summer in Malaysia and had so much delicious food! I would love to learn how to make Nasi Lemak and Tempeh Goreng, my favorite dishes from my time there :)

Cheryl Chen October 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I am a first generation Malaysian American, and would LOVE to learn how to make some of the delicious Malaysian foods my parents make, most notably, beef rendang and asam laksa. Also, I’m a huge fan of soft tofu and bitter melon!

Lauren M October 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I would love to know how to make a laksa like they do in Thai good!

Taylor October 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I never really liked tofu until I was able to take a short trip to Japan this year. After eating it there I love it but have no idea how to cook with it. I really want to make some agedashidofu.

Ally October 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I would love to learn to make pho stock from scratch!

Winston October 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Got to learn to make Thai Curry.

Polina October 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I would love to make spring rolls or dim sum :)

Tonya Cotton October 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I would love to make pad kee mao!

nariko October 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

i love love love anything with tofu!

Joanne Huang October 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I would love to learn how to make asian baked breads; they’re addictively amazing.

Imogen October 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Yum tofu

Angie@Angie's Recipes October 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Tofu has always been my favourite, but would love learn more about Malaysian cuisine! Good luck to all of us!

Tina M. October 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I would love to make swimming ram or any kind of red curry!

Yuki October 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Noodles, anything noodles!!. My idea of heaven. I would love to experiment with various Asian cuisines, Korean chap has; Singapore noodles, Chinese chow fun, Japanese yakisoba…. All a taste sensation.

Lydia October 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I would love to try to cook a beef rendang, but I’m a bit intimidated by how difficult it seems!

Kathleen October 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I sure don’t know how to spell it, but I would LOVE to know how to make a traditional “gymee pow” and I KNOW that’s not how it’s spelled but one bite and who cares!! Sweet awesome treat!!!

Christi October 29, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Thai eggplant with black bean basil sauce yum

Rinali October 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I would love learning how to make Sushi and Dumplings!

Dario October 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Singapore carrot cake! Can’t wait to see if the book have a magic answer for me ^_^

Eugenia October 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

This is an awesome giveaway! I love ASIAN FOOD <3<3<3

There are two dishes that I would really love to make at home.

One of them would be Penang Style (Malaysian) Char Kway Teow.

The other one would be Thai-style Mango Sticky Rice.

Love love love


jason lam October 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I love Asian noodles, so i make an Asian-Inspired noodle with duck confit. I make a duck stock from the bones, season the soup w/. spices and herbs, add shiitake mushrooms, wood-ear mushrooms, and mushroom stock. The noodles i use are
Chinese egg noodles, and garnish the soup w/. enoki mushrooms and spring onions.

David October 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I’d love to try making massaman curry at home! :)

Meryl October 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I’d like to try to make Shu Mai.

Louis October 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Seafood Sukiyaki.

Ashley Reed October 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I would like to learn how to make a good tofu pad thai! I love all asian foods though! It would be awesome to win this, these cookbooks look amazing. :)

Christine October 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I’ve just been to NYC a few weeks ago and went to momofuko noodle bar. They make great Asian food and have a little steamed qrap/ cake on the menue filled with pork belly or sea food. That would be a hit at home!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Cassie October 29, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I have had a hankering for galbijjim for quite some time, so that and plus some lovely banchan to accompany!

Tina H. October 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I would love to learn how to make Hong Kong-Style Wonton Noodle Soup!!

Tina H. October 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I would love to learn how to make Hong Kong-Style Wonton Noodle Soup!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 30, 2012 at 12:20 am

What a wonderful giveaway! I’ve always wanted to try homemade kimchi dumplings, just like my mom did when I was growing up.

Babs October 30, 2012 at 12:38 am

What a great giveaway. I couldn’t imagine a better one :) well, i would love to try and make a special Nabe. With some seafood. And dashi. And ramen noodles.

Jo October 30, 2012 at 12:55 am

I love especially chinese cuisine. I made some of them at home. But mainly easy ones like stir fried rice or soups. Now as I have more time and I try to evolve my cooking skills a little I started to do some more complicated dishes. From my own cuisine (I mean Polish – some elaborated, amazing 100 years old recipes from very old cook books) and others famous ones.
So I always wanted to do real Peking Roasted Duck. I am really scared but I really would like to do it. Of course main problem would be to aquire proper duck ( as it is not possible to get in my country properly fed duck) so just normal fat one should be enough. I have all places ready to prepare it (even drying out and cooking over real fire) and great knives and nice skill to cut it…
Wish me luck then :)

Atika October 30, 2012 at 12:55 am

I’d like to try to make pad thai and takoyaki.

quinn October 30, 2012 at 1:00 am

peking duck

Anna W October 30, 2012 at 1:00 am

I’ve always loved Asian food and I’ve always had a massive weakness for it. I can’t walk past an Asian restaurant without going inside for a bite and I barely ever cook without my wok.
But I honestly feel like what I cook is just so boring. It’s always the same couple of things. I’ve always wanted to try steaming food like fish, but I’m afraid it’s too much work!
Oh please let me win these!

Martin Bernal October 30, 2012 at 1:55 am

Asian cuisine is awesome, and with these books I could do it all by myself! I’d love to make a very exotic and authentic Pad Thai.

Steve2inLA October 30, 2012 at 2:29 am

Always had a hankering to make the perfect Tom kha gai. Nothing better during cold and flu season.

Diane October 30, 2012 at 4:00 am

I’m a little bit ashamed that I have yet to attempt to make galbi at home — probably because my mother’s version will always be better!

Rebecca October 30, 2012 at 4:10 am

I’ve always wanted to throw a dim sum party!

elizabeth October 30, 2012 at 4:35 am

Between my vegetarian, dairy-loving self and my lactose-free boyfriend, asian-style meals are the few that we enjoy TOGETHER! Would love some new ideas!

Indre October 30, 2012 at 4:52 am

i haven’t done many asian dishes at home, aside from a simple stirr-fry. Would love to try to make pot stickers or pad thai for example :)

Aimee October 30, 2012 at 5:05 am

I want to many any dish I cannot pronounce!

Karyl October 30, 2012 at 5:26 am

Homestyle Japanese food!

Sami October 30, 2012 at 6:08 am

mooncakes and steamed buns. Terrified of them both, but they are so tasty

Jim M. October 30, 2012 at 6:55 am

I would like to try to make Miso soup.

TC October 30, 2012 at 7:00 am

I want to try some izakaya-type foods at home. I recently learned how to make stuffed lotus roots, and scallion stuffed tofu pockets. I really liked them and want to try cooking some more.

Mary October 30, 2012 at 7:05 am

I tried doing sesame noodles a while back. Now, though, I’ve been thinking about ramen and udon and soba with broths, as well as tonkatsu and other Japanese items. Haven’t been able to quite master them, though.

Amanda B October 30, 2012 at 7:13 am

I would really like to learn to make a great Pho.

Jacki C October 30, 2012 at 7:18 am

I want to start making more of my meals in a wok–combining meat, veggies, and seasonings. Would love some new cookbooks to help with the inspiration!

Megan October 30, 2012 at 7:38 am

I’d like to finally nail a coconut curry with kaffir lime leaves from my dwarf tree; so far, results have been decidedly meh.

Olivia October 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

I have always wanted to learn more about tofu. I’ve loved it since I was a little kid, and I use it in my cooking even though I’m an omnivore. I’d especially love to learn how to make tofu from soybeans…I’ve heard it’s something similar to cheesemaking, which I already do!

jan October 30, 2012 at 7:46 am

I’d love to learn how to make Pad Thai- my husband would really LOVE me to learn how to make Pad Thai

Dan October 30, 2012 at 8:07 am

I adore Pad Thai but I just can’t seem to make it myself.

Heidi October 30, 2012 at 8:14 am

I would love to learn some miso soup recipes – just love miso!!!

mari October 30, 2012 at 8:17 am

Tom yum soup!

Sandi October 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

Embarrassingly, I’m Chinese but cook like I’m from the Mediterranean…so I would love to learn to make Peking Duck and Ma Po Tofu!

Leigh Waguespack October 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

Chicken Panang Curry

adrie de waal October 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

I love dim sum and everything it entails, obsessed is a better word. I could eat it every day and yet i have not even tried to make simple dumplings on my own. Would love to have some instruction on how to though so that i can impress my friends and get them hooked too!

Angela October 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

What a lovely giveaway! I’ve just recently discovered the goodness of soba noodles; I want to find some recipes that showcase their chewy deliciousness.

Chelsea October 30, 2012 at 9:41 am

I would love to make recipes like my fav Pad See Ew. :)

Heidi Hess October 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

Thai lemon basa or green papaya salad as good as my favorite Thai Restaurant, Dusita.

Lucianna October 30, 2012 at 10:22 am

I love Asian food, and spicy food. I would like to make beef rendang and Pad Thai…yummy

Amberle Carter October 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

Pad See Eiw. I keep trying to find a perfect authentic recipe but no luck – yet!

Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) October 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

I’ve love to learn how to make steamed shrimp shumai dumplings!

Bonnie October 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

I’d love to make my own tofu and use it in Mapo Dofu. That would be wonderful! Thanks for your great website. I always love it!

Jo October 30, 2012 at 11:19 am

I would love to learn how to make Thanh Long style roasted garlic crab, or Mariposa Cafe’s Chinese Pepper Roast Pork!

Jodie Parys October 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

I would love to learn how to make Thai soups- especially Tom Ka!

Vanessa Rosenblum October 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I’d really like to learn how to make Thai dips and sauces. I just love the delicate blend of flavors in Thai food.

Jennifer Platow October 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I’d love to figure out how to make soup dumplings! Nothing more comforting and delicious!

Keyin Lu October 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I grew up in Singapore and eating the delicious dishes always took a precedence to learning how to cook them. Now that I’m living in the States, I miss southeast asian food terribly, so I would like to learn how to cook some of that mee goreng!!

Jessica L October 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I would love to make pad thai at home!

Andi Houston October 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I would love to learn how to make really great Thai “Drunken Noodles”. I’ve made them several times but they’re never quite as good as the ones at my favorite Thai restaurant.

Summer October 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Panang curry? Green papaya salad?

kerstin October 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Id like to try my own tofu!!Because living in a small town in umbria i can hardly find good one!!

Bria October 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I’d love to make more asian soups at home like laksa or pho.

Mark October 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

not long ago I went to a local Japanese restaurant with a japanese friend who ordered many items that were not on the menu. One of the plates that arrived was a fried mackerel skeleton, it was one of the most tasty and interesting things i’ve ever had. I would love to know how that was prepared. Probably not in any of these cookbooks, but I’m sure they could teach me plenty.

Vivek N. October 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I would love to learn how to make a good vegetarian soon tofu!

BJ October 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I want to learn how to make cashew chicken.

Pamela October 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I’d love to take a crack out making my own paneer for paneer masala.. South Asian, hope that still counts! :)

Kara October 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I would love to try my hand at making kung pao chicken, but I haven’t been able to find the peppers in my local Asian grocer. :(

Matt October 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Man, learning to make any kind of dumpling from these would be great!

Mmmm. Dumpling.

Sara Croft October 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I’ve tried Mongolian Beef, a restaurant favorite and now home favorite, too! But I’d like to get a littler more detailed and try more noodle dishes and work with bok choy.

Pirina October 30, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Well, I would like to make something different than Mexican food. What looks good and healthy is the Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps. That would totally amaze my husband, he always has rice, beans and tortilla with his food. I would love to try new dishes from a different country.

Lexi October 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I would like to make dumplings!

Nicole October 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I would love to make a thai curry! Green curry sounds delicious with lots of fresh basil! :)

Cianan October 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I want to make Tom Ka – Thai soup

leah October 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Pad see ew!!!!

Sophia October 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Definitely wanna try making pork bao.

Olga October 31, 2012 at 8:31 am

I’d love to learn how to make all different types of buns!

Rose October 31, 2012 at 10:13 am

I would love to try making pad thai at home. I love eating it at Thai restaurants, but have never actually tried making it myself.

Anastasia October 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Crispy catfish salad (Thai)

Jennifer October 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I want to make Indian biryani.

Earen Hummel October 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I would love to try anything Malaysian. I have not cooked Malaysian before. The Roasted Quail also looks delicious and fun to serve.

monica luppi October 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I want to learn how to make all sorts of southeast asian curries!

abigail October 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm

pad thai noodles

Tobias October 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I’ve just been to several Asian countries this past summer (Japan and Malaysia being among those) there is already a culinary overkill in my head haha

However, depending on whether I can get my hands on the ingredients or not, Nasi Lemak is one of the dished I’d love to recreate!

Shehab Agaiby October 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm

i have always been fascinated with asian cuisine, whether it is Chinese, Japanese, Thai , Sushi or Indian. Trying a home made thai red curry would definitely be amazing or a crispy peking duck with pancakes. I fast for a fair amount of time in the year so i tend to eat vegetarian food so i always find different options in asian cuisine.

Marina Smith October 31, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I’d love to master the art of Japanese omelette rice! Particularly the omelette part :) I’d also love to try making Korean food!

Heidi @ Food Doodles October 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Great giveaway! I’d love to make my pad thai more authentic(I’m afraid it’s not very!) And my hubby loves potstickers so I’d love to try making those :)

Curtis October 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm

i need to master pad thai. it’s a tough one.

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures October 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Jap Chae and all the little dishes that go along with it!

Erika October 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I’ve tried making pad thai at home, with mediocre results. What I would LOVE to learn how to make is some serious pad see ew or chow fun…love those flat, wide noodles!

Bobette October 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I’d love to learn to make authentic shrimp pad thai. And gyoza. And shu mai. And…..

ginny lee October 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

nasi lemak, it was my favorite thing in Malaysia next to kaya. we’ve been to singapore/malaysia/tokyo/kyoto/thailand/hong kong/macau/china while living in seoul for two years. I want to go back but will have to settle for travel by food :)

Milena October 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Ramen noodles, the real stuff, with broth, half boiled egg, pork belly and everything else. Oh god!!!

Mike Taylor October 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Anything to spice up my Asian repertoire would be a blessing!

Jennifer October 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I would love to learn how to make soup dumplings!

Frank Bell October 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Shrimp Dumplings! Or Some sort of lobster thai dish… Mmmmm

Caro October 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I’d love to learn to cook tom kha gai (Thai coconut chicken soup)!

Kyung-Soo Lee October 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I was in Japan last summer and had Japanese-style loco moco. It was phenom! Would love to learn how to make it. :]

Eva October 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I’d like to make pad thai like the previous posters!

Holly October 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I’d like to try to make any type of curry. It always seems so daunting!

Sarah October 31, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I love tofu but don’t know many recipes for it. I would love to learn more ways to cook this ingredient. I also like how many Asian recipes are lighter on fat or dairy. I think these books would be a great way to provide ideas for a healthy lifestyle.

Sarah J. Gim October 31, 2012 at 5:11 pm

The giveaway entry period is officially closed! Thanks all for participating, and stay tuned for the winner announcement and more giveaways!

Seren November 8, 2012 at 12:56 am

Has the winner been announced yet?

Sarah J. Gim November 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Hi Seren – hasn’t been announced yet! Will be announcing at the beginning of next week! Thanks so much for following up! ~ Sarah

Seren November 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Sorry to ask again, but did this giveaway ever happen?

Loran October 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Xiao Long Bao!!

Mish November 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

Sushi is all I want

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