Leela Punya.. She later makes clear that all you really need is something to contain the fire and hold up a grilling rack. All else is optional. Her description of the Thai farmer mounting a chicken on a wooden stake, covering it with a five-gallon pail, surrounding it with hay and setting it on fire is ample proof. Delicious hay-smoked chicken! Most people think of stir fry and braised saucy dishes when they think of Asian cuisine but some of the best Asian food comes off a smoky grill.
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Southeast Asian Cooking: Spring Cookbooks
A tasty collection of authentic recipes from Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia encompasses a detailed introduction to the culinary traditions and techniques of each country covered. Good Cook Alt. Chef Vatcharin "Vatch" Bhumichitr has been on the road. The result is a solid introduction to the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia.
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Every time I visit places like Malaysia, Singapore or Hong Kong, I sacrifice space for souvenirs in my overloaded suitcase for cookbooks instead. Husband and wife duo Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid have created a name with their coffee table-quality cookbooks from all over Asia. This book, which focuses on the Mekong region is my favorite. They make recipes from lesser-known regions like China's Yunnan province and Burma's Shan state accessible while including simple favorites like Thai basil chicken as well. I still use a tattered paperback review copy with low resolution black and white photos, which is a testament considering half of the book's appeal comes from the vivid color photography.