7 Best Chinese Cookbooks of All Time

Do you enjoy Chinese cuisine and would like to cook Chinese food at home? In this article, we will show you cookbook list of 7 best Chinese cookbooks to read.

Do you need Chinese cookbooks?

We got a request from one reader who enjoys cooking and tasting Asian food to provide a list of book on Chinese cooking. Since Chinese cuisine has been around in the US for more than 150 years and it's widely available even in a small town, people expect more an more of some fusion or creative Chinese dish.

Best Chinese Cookbooks Ranking

To provide the cookbook suggestions, we collect data as below,

1. First, we ask some Chinese foodies and experts how they would choose the cookbooks for themselves. In general, people who are already familiar with Chinese cuisine will choose the cookbooks that meet some of these criteria.

- They contain quite extensive Chinese recipes.
- They go the extra miles by providing some fusion recipes.
- They show simple but effective Chinese cooking techniques.
- They explain the essential sauces used in Chinese cuisine.
- They show the required ingredients and equipment clearly.
- They are authored by famous chefs or restaurateurs.

2. After that, we head to Amazon.cn (Chinese version of Amazon site) and make the list of cookbooks that meet some of the criteria mentioned above.

3. Then, we double-check if the cookbooks from Amazon.cn are also available on Amazon.com

4. Finally, we make a final cut by taking into account of customer's reviews on Amazon.com

Best Chinese Cookbooks are as below:

  1. The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home by Diana Kuan

  2. Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao by Bee Yinn Low

  3. Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop

  4. The Everything Chinese Cook Book: From Wonton Soup to Sweet and Sour Chicken-300 Succulent Recipes from the Far East by Rhonda Lauret Parkinson

  5. The Mission Chinese Food Cook book by Danny Bowien and Chris Ying

  6. Myers+Chang at Home: Recipes from the Beloved Boston Eatery by Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz

  7. Complete Chinese Cook Book by Ken Hom

Our observation is that many top-rated cookbooks are written by famous chefs and restauranteurs. This means that Chinese food lovers are quite sophisticated and open to more innovative recipes.

Do you like Chinese cookbooks on this list?

- Ma, Jintao, et al. "Western and Asian customers' perception towards Chinese restaurants in the United States." Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism 12.2 (2011): 121-139.

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Last review and update: September 16, 2019
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