MasterChef champ Ping Coombes' first book shines a light on the spicy, tangy, sweet and savoury flavours from her native Malaysia. Recipes for roti canai (flaky flatbread), beef rendang, nasi lemak (coconut rice) and more mingle with Anglo-Malay dishes. The photos by Laura Edwards tie it all together beautifully.
Malaysian food has grown in popularity in the UK in recent years, championed by previous BBC Masterchef winner Ping Coombes. With influences from Malay, Chinese and Indian cooking, her book is a comprehensive introduction to this amazing fusion cuisine with beautiful noodle dishes, curries, soups and salads.
Enjoy these family favourites from Masterchef winner Ping Coombes
Fans of Masterchef will be pleased to see that 2014 winner Ping Coombes has published her first cookbook, containing 100 recipes inspired by memories from her childhood. Ping describes them as a fusion of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures and her recipes reflect this. From flavoursome pastes and dips to her mum's 'Jaw-dropper' sandwich recipe and ingredient glossaries, it's a fascinating insight into this wonderful cuisine.
I love this book - Malaysian food is wonderful and so doable for home cooks. A great Christmas book.