For this week cookbook review, we decided to talk about one of our favorites Asian cookbooks. Already with some years in the market, this continues to be one of the best Asian cookbooks that you can find. So its time to introduce you the Momofuku cookbook review.
Never before has there been a phenomenon like Momofuku. A once-unrecognizable word, it’s now synonymous with the award-winning restaurants. Chef David Chang revolutionized cooking in America and beyond with his use of bold Asian flavors and impeccable ingredients. In this book, Chang relays with candor the tale of his unwitting rise to superstardom, which, though wracked with mishaps, happened at light speed. And the dishes shared in this book are coveted by all who’ve dined or yearned to at any Momofuku location (yes, the pork buns are here).
This cookbook is a must-read for anyone who truly enjoys food. So without further delay lets jump to the Momofuku cookbook review.
This cookbook is a total delight for any food enthusiast and wannabe cook. Momofuku is a tribute to Asian cuisine, especially to the humble noodle, which in this book is elevated to a near art form. Filled with 150 gorgeous, full-color photos and an incredible narrative, this book is a treat for the eye, mind, and palate.
Chang’s special touches are seen in every dish. Chicken wings are cooked with bacon in rendered pork or duck fat. Fried (or roasted) cauliflower is drizzled with fish sauce vinaigrette, and roasted New Jersey diver scallops are served with kohlrabi puree and iwa nori. And of course, you will also have recipes for noodles, including Momofuku ramen, ginger scallion noodles, and Alkaline Noodles.
The recipes range in difficulty but all are doable. As a whole, they can be done at home but require special equipment, like sous vide machine. Although some recipes may not be that simple to do, you should not feel intimidated. The recipes are very well written so they are easy to understand, and if you don’t have the right ingredient or equipment, you have some alternative options.
In this book, you will find much more than recipes! You will learn techniques and tricks that will change the way you cook. From great stocks to amazing roasting pork to the perfect pot of ramen noodles. Another lesson that David Chang teaches you is how important is the quality of ingredient that you use, and the impact that it has in the final result of a recipe. Are these small details, that take this cookbook to another different level!
Finally, another impressive thing in this cookbooks is the way how detailed is the journey of David Chang. You will get to know his path from novice to superstar chef as he toiled to open up his restaurants.
Momofuku is the debut cookbook from one of the most influential chefs in the world. A tribute to Asian Cuisine that changes forever the way people look to this culture. If you really appreciate good food and you are curious about how some chefs created their brand and how they cook, this is definitely a book to check out.
Momofuku cookbook is one of the best Asian cookbooks ever, from one of the most brilliant chefs in the world.