Ani’s Raw Food Asia is turning out to be one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, I’ve been making and learning about all sorts of new dishes.
I never really ate Korean food before, not even before I was vegan. Quick and easy to make, namuls are seasoned then mixed veggie side dishes that are served with rice. After being massaged with oil and seasonings, the veggies soften, almost like they’re cooked. See above photo, from front to back:
- Spinach Namul
- Shiitake Mushroom Namul
- Baby Bok Choy with Chinese Cabbage in Ginger Sauce – actually a Chinese side dish but I served it like it was one of the namuls
I also tried the Yellow Coconut Curry Vegetables – beautiful color and great flavor. The veggies were a tad too crunchy for me but I think that’s just a personal preference (I liked the namuls since they’re more similar to cooked food).
I did heat up the leftovers and that was better. Next time, I’ll heat the curry just a tiny bit. Ani said I could. She did. Twice. Right there on page 16 and 134.
And I made the Matcha Green Tea Ice Kream. I didn’t have a high speed blender so it could have been smoother than what is pictured. As I said here, I’m no fan of green tea ice cream by itself but it’s great when accompanied by a cookie, cake, or other ice cream.
It’s doubtful I’ll ever be a 100% raw foodist, but I’m finding more and more raw dishes that I like better than the cooked version. To see for yourself, I’m giving away a copy of Ani’s Raw Food Asia.
To enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment in this post with your favorite Asian food, raw or cooked. Comment must be made by midnight PST on Wednesday, August 24th; one entry per person. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
One winner will be randomly selected (using random.org) from the comments received and announced in a new post on Thursday, August 25th. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be randomly chosen. Prize awarded is the cookbook that I received from the publisher (approximate retail value $22.50). I did not drool on it.
Open only to U.S. residents age 18 and over. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Any tax is the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner releases Chow Vegan from any liability arising out of participation in this giveaway or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.
Disclosure: I received the cookbook free of charge from the publisher to review. The opinions and experience with the cookbook expressed herein are my own. There was no pay to say.
This post also contains an Amazon link, I get a few coins tossed my way if you click on the link and make a purchase of anything.
Vegetarian Pho From Ani’s Raw Food Asia