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By John Krich

ISBN-10: 9814382930

ISBN-13: 9789814382939

Asia is a scrumptious and detailed melting pot of flavours with the various cuisines reflecting some of the cultural and ethnic teams that decision it domestic. Award-winning author John Krich has lived and travelled throughout Asia for the decade because the nutrition correspondent for the Asian Wall highway magazine. The 50 extraordinary nutrients tales he stocks during this publication are organised round 8 normal subject matters and canopy the next international locations: China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Macau, Taiwan, The Philippines, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam. Drawing on his culinary adventures and data, Krich discusses meals, components and eateries — every little thing from unusual and wacky dishes to convenience nutrition and advantageous imperial eating. Foodies will enjoy his insights or even gourmands will get pleasure from a snicker as they digest what's being served.

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I can’t believe this. For one thing, Shaoxing brews come in industrial quantities and rice, unlike the troublesome grape, isn’t harvested only once. Perhaps the real reason, which no one dares state, is that such industrial processes are heavily guarded from potential competitors, domestic or foreign. Judging from the placid smile of my minder, I realize I’m not going to get anything from a guide whose real job is to steer me away from seeing anything. I can’t even employ the usual method of ending his surveillance by sending him off to the most expensive meal in town.

A wedding banquet, featuring her deluxe embutido meatloaf, goes for around $3 a head. ” But the distinctive specialties of Tita Bolo and other serious local chefs can’t be found on any restaurant menus. Bagac, a town of 25,000 where tin and thatch-roofed houses, a church and a civic basketball court are sandwiched between diminishing rice fields and beaches, has no real restaurants. Not unless you count a greasy drive-in called Roger’s, featuring lumpia egg rolls — and one jolly Roger of a cook who, like many of the townspeople, saved money from 17 years’ work in Dubai to start his own place.

She turns to a male cohort, who fiddles with the date on his rubber stamp, mumbles something about “German stainless steel,” then lays his head down for an afternoon nap. Could that smell in the air be chloroform? After checking in a brochure, the woman assures me that 50,000 tons of rice wines flow from this cartel each year. Why is it then that no one has yet deigned to show me even a single barrel? Suddenly, I feel a strange affinity with Ah Q, that most enduring of Lu Xun characters, a village idiot who decides he must be the most popular man in town because everyone throws stones to drive him away from their doors at supper time.

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