Top 8 Best Stir Fry Cookbooks Reviews
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A quote on cooking reads “Cooking is about creating something delicious for someone else.” If you are looking for new ways to cook, you might have heard about stir-frying. Called as 炒; pinyin: chǎo in Chinese, Stir-Frying is a cooking technique, where ingredients are fried in a little quantity of very hot oil when they are cooked in a wok. This technique actually originated in China, but it has now spread to other parts of Asia and even the West. A wok is nothing, but a round-bottomed cooking pot. Even, this pot is known to have originated in China. If you wish to learn a stir-fry recipe, the right stir fry cookbook can come handy to you.
Here is a review of the top books from where you can learn dishes prepared in this method of cooking:
#1 Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge
This book has won the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for International Cooking. The author Grace Young is also an award-winning author.
With many books available to learn stir-frying, you might be wondering why this book should be chosen:
- More than 100 classic stir-frying recipes
- More than 80 attractive full-color photographs
- Stir-frying recipes in different categories like velvet, clear, moist and dry stir-fries.
The book will teach you stir-frying recipes from Cantonese stir-frying masters from different countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Fujian, Beijing, Shanghai, Hunan and Sichuan.
Many users of this cookbook feel that the recipes in this book are easy to understand and make.
#2 Stir Crazy: 100 Deliciously Healthy Stir-fry Recipes
With little resource requirement, Stir-frying is now gaining popularity as a method of cooking across the world. This book from Ching-He Huang offers 100 healthy and delicious stir-fry recipes.
This book will teach you what makes a good stir-fry cooking. This book offers tips from everything right from using the right oil and controlling the heat when you stir fry. In turn, you can achieve perfection in your stir-fry cooking.
Author Ching-He-Huang has gathered a collection of simple enough, yet delicious dishes for every day with affordability, taste, and nutrition in mind. Many recipes in this book are both dairy and gluten-free.
Many readers of this book feel that this is a perfect book for carnivores and veggies alike.
#3 The Everything Stir-Fry Cookbook
This book from author Nam Nguyen is full of recipes that will help you cook instantly. The book is full of recipes that will help you prepare foods for your family within a few minutes.
From this book, you can learn nearly 300 recipes that will not consume much of your time in cooking. Also, they will not require many ingredients. The examples of the recipes you will learn from this include Ginger Peanut noodles, General Tso’s Chicken, Egg Foo Yung to name a few.
The good thing about “The Everything Stir-Fry Cookbook” is that you can learn easy-to-master techniques that can be easily adapted to work. Also, you will get the right guidance on selecting ingredients for your stir-fry recipe and also tips on selecting the right equipment for stir-frying.
Many readers of this book feel that this is a great book for beginners in stir-frying. They can get many useful tips to master in this way of cooking says many readers.
#4 The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook
The purpose of this book from Charmaine Ferrara is to help the readers make delicious Chinese dinner in their homes.
If you are wondering, why the book titled “the Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook” should be chosen when other options are available. Here are some reasons to consider:
- As the book provides recipes that are ideal for stir-frying and not deep frying, you can get to prepare healthy foods.
- With this book handy, you can recreate some of the familiar Chinese restaurant dishes like honey-walnut Shrimp, orange chicken, ground pork, steamed egg and Yangzhou Fried Rice.
This book will teach you how to master the tools and techniques to cook Chinese cuisine with a single piece of cookware called a wok. You will learn how to prepare healthy Chinese dishes with the use of very little oil and not of vegetables.
Many readers are highly satisfied with the tasty, simple yet healthy Chinese recipes that they learned from this stir fry cookbook. Also, many readers feel that this is a kitchen staple for anyone interested in stir-frying.
#5 Stir-Fry Yourself Skinny
As the name of this book implies, it is a book full of recipes that are created mainly for helping people interested in getting slim with stir-frying. The book has low-fat recipes written by the best-selling author Sara Winlet.
If you are a person highly particular about losing those excess pounds in a healthy fashion, you can consider selecting this stir-fry recipe book. Even though the book contains low-fat recipes, they are not just recipes that taste bland. Yes, you will get to learn some delicious Chinese stir-frying recipes from this author.
From this book, you will learn how to prepare great-tasting, yet easy-to-prepare low-fat stir-frying meals. In turn, you will achieve your weight loss goal without having to avoid tasty foods with this book.
As the book focuses on low-fat recipes to help people lose weight, many readers appreciate the additional information like the number of servings and nutrition that the author has provided. Also, many of them have stated that the recipes in this book are simply delicious.
#6 The Breath of a Wok
The book is intended to unlock the spirit of wok cooking. The authors of the book are Grace Young and Alan Richardson, where Alan is also the photographer, who has posted great-looking photos of stir-fry recipes.
In this book, the award-winning author Grace Young not just celebrates, but also demystifies the art of wok cooking. So, if you are looking to prepare Chinese wok dishes in your western home, this is the book to help you with healthy wok cooking.
The quest of the author along with her photographer Alan Richardson lead her all through mainland China, Hong Kong, and the United States. She has sought the advice of esteemed culinary teachers like Ken Hom, Florence Lin, Cecilia Chiang, professional chefs, and home cooks. She has gathered the recipes, stories, and instructions in this book that have been illustrated and designed to offer expert lessons in the art of wok cooking. So, you will learn what she has gathered from different places in this single book.
Many readers of this book have appreciated the excellent information on woks shared by the author in this book. Also, many of them are highly impressed with the user-friendly wok-cooking recipes shared.
#7 Super Easy and Appetizing Stir-fry Cookbook
If you have time-restrictions to spend in your kitchen, but still you wish to prepare your food in your home, then this book from Molly Morris can help you.
This stir fry cookbook in addition to helping you prepare mouth-watering dishes also offers a collection of easy recipes. The well-written step-by-step guide will take you through the process of cooking with ease without any mistakes.
From this book, you will learn unique stir-fry recipes. The easy step-by-step instructions will help you learn recipes with ease. From this book, you will learn recipes that you can prepare quickly even if you lack time. It has been written for both inexperienced and experienced cooks.
Readers feel that this stir fry cookbook is a lovely book with lots of easy-to-make stir-fry recipes.
#8 Easy Chinese Cookbook: Restaurant Favorites Made Simple
The purpose of this book written by author Chris Toy is to make restaurant-favorite Chinese dishes easy to prepare at home.
With more than 85 classic Chinese dishes, this book is a must-have for any person interested in preparing Chinese restaurant dishes at home. The ingredients for recipes in this book can be easily obtained from your local supermarket to excite your family with new tastes at home.
From this book, you will learn how to make egg rolls, crab rangoon, and General Tso’s Chicken with easy step-by-step instructions. So, even if you are a person new to Chinese cooking, you will learn recipes with ease. This book will walk you through a typical Chinese American Pantry.
Readers of this book feel that cooking shortcuts offered by the author Chris Toy in this book make cooking easy even for newbies.
From the books reviewed above, our hot favorite is Stir-Frying To The Sky’s Edge. The reason is that this book is from the award-winning author, who has written many such cookbooks earlier. She has been learning cooking right from her childhood days. Not just for her, but also how she has written this book with great-tasting recipes, made this book our choice.