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Irresistible Malaysian recipes for the American home cook, including curries, noodle bowls, stir-fries, street foods, and more

A delicious and informal mashup of Southeast Asian and European influences, Malaysian cooking is full of flavor and easy to love. Chef and author Christina Arokiasamy brings it into the American home kitchen. This cuisine borrows from the traditions of Thailand, India, China, and Portugal for dishes as varied as Chili Prawns, Salmon Tandoori, Hainanese Chicken Rice, and Grilled Lamb with Rosemary Pesto. Christina gives recipes for authentic Malaysian favorites like Beef Rendang and Char Kway Teow Noodles, while also sharing her own modern iterations, such as Wok-Fried Spaghetti with Kale. An assortment of sambals and chili sauces - simply thrown together in a blender - get you started on your way to these dishes but are so tasty and versatile you'll find yourself using them in the rest of your everyday cooking. Vivid on-location photography takes the reader into the spice markets, coffee houses, fishing villages, and kitchen gardens that inspired each recipe.

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Christina Arokiasamy

Christina Arokiasamy (Aro keeya samee) , cookbook author and teaching chef in America introduces the multicultural cuisine of Malaysia to all food lovers through her second cookbook The Malaysian Kitchen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt New York) releasing March 21st, 2017. Christina was Malaysia's first official food ambassador to the United States and former chef of various Four Seasons resorts throughout Southeast Asia.
Her first cookbook,'The Spice Merchant's Daughter' received a starred review by Publishers Weekly 2008 and was awarded NPR.com 10 Best Cookbooks of 2008. In America, Christina Arokiasamy continues to bring awareness for healthy Southeast Asian cuisine through cooking classes. Christina Arokiasamy also leads gastronomic tours into the heart of her magical kingdom, the Spice Islands of Southeast Asia. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her family.Please visit www.themalaysiankitchen.com

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