Dive Into Inventive Asian Cooking with Sarah’s Heartfelt Tribute to Her Mother’s Cooking
Nothing tastes as good as family recipes. And for beloved chef and author Sarah Tiong, these recipes are more than just good food: They’re the embodiment of her mother. After leaving Malaysia and immigrating to Australia, Sarah’s mum soon found herself having to raise and feed two kids who had an appetite for foods she had never heard of. Inspired by her family’s multiculturalism, Sarah grew up trying and perfecting Asian dishes that aren’t afraid to borrow flavours and techniques from her home country of Australia—and beyond. She now brings years of familial knowledge to the table, showing you how to create modern and unique pairings like buttery scallops with ponzu, charred cabbage with cashew cream, and pork belly with passion fruit. Let your dishes be borderless with recipes such as:
• Korean-Style Beef Short Ribs with Spring Onion Salad
• Roasted Rendang Pumpkin and Coconut
• Tom Yum Ceviche
• Sticky Orange and Szechuan Pepper Chicken
• Chocolate, Walnut and Five-Spice Tart
Cooking shouldn’t be a chore; Sarah’s recipes, and the heart-warming stories that accompany them, are about savouring the process. Every recipe balances approachability and excitement, with plenty of tips to make things easier and customize dishes to your liking. No matter which dish you choose to make first, you’re bound to feel inspired by this flavourful love letter to a mother’s cooking.
About the Author
Sarah Tiong is the author of Sweet, Savory, Spicy. She was a finalist and fan favourite on MasterChef Australia 2017 and returned for MasterChef Australia 2020. Sarah works as a private chef, recipe developer and runs her own pop-up market stall, Pork Party, which specializes in Asian-inspired pork dishes. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia.