Count me as one of the millions of fans of Martin Yan's cookbooks and TV shows. This book is the best yet for anyone who desires to master some of the basics of Chinese cooking for the first time. Yan tells us where we find the ingredients (even online), and then gives us 150 recipes to enjoy making. Did I say easy? To prove that, all of these recipes taste great and take less than 30 minutes to prepare.
Yan says you need a sharp knife and a sturdy cutting board. Buy only the freshest ingredients, he tells us. Then he advises us to keep smiling and to be bold. This cookbook is a keeper. It's got bright pictures all through it, and Martin Yan is on the cover and he is smiling at you and encouraging you to try new recipes that you'll find in this fine Chinese cookbook.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our December, 2004 issue.
See our reviews of recent works from Chronicle Books that you might enjoy:
See our current Cookbooks reviews.