Cookbook Club Brisbane & Virtual – #6 Two Asian Kitchens

It’s been a while since we have had a cookbook club, so to make it’s return even more special I have decided to add a virtual cookbook club component. So even if you can’t make it here I welcome you to choose a recipe to prepare, then post your dish on your blog (or if you don’t have a blog, you can send me a photo and description and I’ll add it to this site). Then I will include a link to everyone’s post after we hold Cookbook Club.

scheduled for lunchtime Sunday May 15: The cookbook:

Adam Liaw (That guy that was on that show – as his twitter profile says) recently released his cookbook, Two Asian Kitchens. I’d been eyeing it for a little while and when I found out he was going to be signing copies I excused myself from work for a little while so I could meet him. ;) I recently travelled to Japan and fell in love with the country and the food and will soon be visiting Singapore to eat, I mean visit family. So his book is perfect for this round of Cookbook Club as it contains recipes from both regions.

If you would like to attend send me a message (comment below or to monky[a.t] or find me on twitter @monkylicious. Or if you’d just like to participate in the virtual cookbook club please fill in the linky at the bottom of this post to register. Just pick a recipe from the list below that you’d like to prepare and let me know what you’ve chosen so I can send it to you.

  • Pork Dumplings
  • Kayaku gohan (healthy vegetable rice)
  • Beef rendang
  • Hainanese chicken rice
  • Prawn sambal
  • Crispy beef with shredded carrot
  • Siew yuk with chilli and coriander relish (roast pork belly)
  • Japanese potato salad
  • Goya chanpuru (Bittermelon stir-fry with luncheon meat)
  • Rafute (Simmered pork belly)
  • Yakitori moriawase
  • Aunty Chin’s fish-head curry
  • Seafood char kway teow
  • Larb duck
  • Belacan kangkong
  • Katsudon
  • Bah kuh teh (“pork bone tea” – pork stew/soup dish)
  • Chirashi zushi (scattered sushi)
  • Chicken nanbanzuke
  • Bashed cucumbers
  • Taco rice
  • Char siew pork neck
  • Lemon chicken
  • Ayam Kapitan (dry/thick chicken curry)
  • Butter prawns
  • Black hokkien noodles
  • Kaya toast
  • Beef tataki
  • Zaru tofu
  • Fire chicken (bul dak)
  • Summer somen
  • Gong bao chicken
  • Nasi lemak
  • Prawn and cheese okonomiyaki
  • Pho
  • Laksa lemak
  • Ants’ nest cake
  • Mango pudding
  • Pearl pudding
  • Sataa andagi (Okinawan fried doughnut)
  • Nine layer cake (kuih lapis)
  • Laksa fried chicken
  • Black belly rice bowl (with lemon paste and pickled chilli)
  • Glutinous rice-stuffed pork trotter
  • Spicy minced beef dan dan rice bowl
  • Aromatic poached fish with chilli and greens
  • White miso green curry with seafood
  • Scotch quail egg (miang kham)
  • Parent and child duck rice bowl
  • Wagyu with three green things
  • Baby vegetable crudites with red miso mayonnaise
  • Fennel and black pepper pork belly with pork condiment
  • Steamed asparagus with kushiyaki quail eggs and yuzu mayonnaise
  • Rum and lemongrass roast pork belly
  • Green tea and pea croquettes
  • Raw beef and green apple yukhoe
  • ‘Royal chicken’ with spinach and garlic rice
  • Lamb ribs with green chilli and herb relish
  • Breakfast broth
  • Poached lobster with sea urchin butter
  • Raw corn and carrot salad
  • Smoked kingfish chirashi zushi with green tea and yuzu jellies
  • Seven lucky gods (collection of skewers – you saw them on that show you watched)
  • Chilli cumin lamb with peanuts and herbs
  • Tempura fish and chips with pickled chilli mandarin curd
  • Teriyaki quail with raw ginger
  • Tofu and camembert skewers with dengaku miso
  • Egg and heirloom tomato rice bowl
  • Black vinegar chicken nanban
  • Shiitake mushroom skewers with preserved lemon powder
  • Bacon and cherry tomato skewers with warm sultana vinaigrette
  • Sugar cane ice cream
  • Farmers Union iced coffee pudding with tea-smoked chocolate and five-spice tenkasu
  • Evaporated milk bavarois with lemongrass and rambutan sorbet
  • Red bean fudge
  • Mango sun pies with sunscreen ice cream
  • Tofu cheese mousse
  • Green tea meringue and mandarin fool
  • Melon salad with green tea and whisky granita
  • Black vinegar cake with sour cream icing

16 Responses to “Cookbook Club Brisbane & Virtual – #6 Two Asian Kitchens”

  1. Will be getting the cookbook…. so will let you know when I get back?

  2. Monkylicious says:

    Woot! :)

  3. Alexandra K says:

    Hey! I bought the cookbook today, so no need to send me the recipe for the healthy vegetarian rice. Can’t wait!

  4. Monkylicious says:

    lol :) woohoo! :)

  5. I’d love to be involved in the virtual club! My preferences are for Kayaku gohan or taco rice. I cant seem to fill in the linky thing for some reason :-(

  6. Swee San says:

    Hi, I’d like to take on the Sataa andagi (Okinawan fried doughnut) dish, sugar cane ice cream and Goya chanpuru (Bittermelon stir-fry with luncheon meat) …. or am I allowed only 1 dish ? exciting!

  7. Erin says:

    Hey there, I would love to take part in this. I had Hainanese Chicken Rice last time I was in Singapore and would love to have a go at making it myself. Look forward to hearing from you! :)

  8. Monkylicious says:

    Hahah. I was about to say usually people only do one, but there have been times in the past where people do more than one. And food is too tempting to put limits! :) So sure, why not! will be sending recipes out soon :D

  9. Nic says:

    What an awesome idea, I’m in! I’ll have to participate virtually though. I’m thinking of inviting a couple of friends over so might have to do a couple of recipes. Definitely the Duck Larb and maybe the Beef Rendang or Char Siu Pork. Might have to buy the book…

  10. Monkylicious says:

    haha :) i know there’s soooo many delicious sounding recipes. I’ll be sending recipes out soon. So if you don’t get the book straight away just let me know which ones you are going to do :) Mmm… tasty.

  11. Monkylicious says:

    I loveeee chicken rice :D Will be sending out recipes soon :) So glad you are keen to take part!

  12. Melissa Loh says:

    I just got the book and all the recipes look so yummy! Especially attracted to the Old Kitchen section.

  13. Swee San says:

    Hi Hi, just wondering when will you be sending the recipes for the challenge out?

  14. Monkylicious says:

    Hi! :) sending them out this morning. Sorry for the delay.

  15. Cakelaw says:

    I already own the book and made the fish head curry (sans head) a couple of weeks ago. My post will be up tomorrow at

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