The big, bold taste explosions of Asia have had Bill Granger hooked since childhood. With Bill’s Everyday Asian, he takes the best that Asian food has to offer and gives it the unique Bill makeover, simplifying his favourite classics and creating his own dishes. The Asian dishes he loves to eat and cook are quick, easy and healthy. For Bill, this isn’t exotic food, it’s an everyday thing. Bill has drawn on all his experience to demystify the idea that Asian food is somehow complicated and difficult to prepare – in a lot of cases it’s incredibly simple.
The secret is in the harmonious balance of sweet, sour, salty and hot, with some help from tangy aromatics such as ginger, coriander and lemongrass. The dishes of Asia are truly democratic; served simply and cheaply to anyone and everyone, but with punchy, vibrant flavours that make absolute sense every time. The recipes in this book are inspired by Bill’s manyexperiences, from a home-cooked dinner enjoyed in Singapore to a businessman’s breakfast in Japan, and range from simple street food from roadside stalls to some of the most exciting foods from restaurants around the world.