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The Brits have had access to this incredible collection of recipes for a while but now that it’s been fully localized for the American market, we wanted to check it out for you.
East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijingis is from Meera Sodha, one of the world’s best Asian cooks.
Asia is a big place and you won’t find much emphasis on cooking from the Middle East or the Subcontinent, though it does touch on India briefly, in here the focus is very much on East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine and while it’s always nice to have a broad base of options –we think that having some focus allows Meera’s expertise to shine.
These parts of the world aren’t particularly famous for vegetarian food but despite their reputation there are a wealth of healthy plant-based dishes that ought to blow your mind.
From Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream (which is to die for) to chili tofu there’s something for everyone here.
Our top pick were the kimchi pancakes and fortunately, they don’t stink up the kitchen as kimchi sometimes will.
The other thing we like about this collection is that it’s not a bunch of recipes designed to take hours of preparation, they are meant to be things you can make on an evening after work, we think you’ll appreciate that too.
You can find East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing by Meera Sodha on Amazon.