Vibrant Hong Kong Table by Christine Wong
$50.00 Inc GST
A visual and sumptuous ode to Hong Kong that reimagines 88 classic and iconic dishes as colorful and beautiful plant-based meals.
A common Chinese greeting is ? “Have you eaten (rice) yet?” which is how Christine Wong’s paternal grandmother would welcome her home during her childhood in Hong Kong. Food was the language of love, with birthdays and special events always celebrated with family meals, from nine-course banquet-style restaurant feasts to simple home-cooked dinners. After leaving Hong Kong and adopting a vegan lifestyle for health and sustainability reasons, Christine yearned to recreate the flavors and textures of her family’s food at home without animal by-products.
The Vibrant Hong Kong Table celebrates many of Hong Kong’s most iconic dishes with a vegan twist. Organized by a day of eating through the city and paying homage to its culinary heritage, these fresh, bright, vegetable-based recipes include:
- Breakfast and Dim Sum : Sampan Congee, Lotus Leaf Rice, “Egg” Tarts
- Cha Chaan Teng and Lunchbox Favorites: Baked Tempeh Chop Rice, Black-Pink Pepper Cabbage Steak, Jackfruit Brisket Noodles
- Family-Style Dinners, from Festival Foods to Dai Pai Dongs : “Fish Fragrant” Eggplant, Sweet & Sour Cauliflower, Snow Skin Mooncakes
- Siu Yeh (Late-Night Snacks) and Sweets: Curry “Fishballs,” Three Treasures, Hong Kong Sweet Buns
“Hong Kong Highlights,” included throughout, showcase cultural customs such as balancing yin and yang and sharing food family-style. And Mama Wong’s tips for using ingredients like lotus root, taro, and salted oranges, offer an immersive experience of Hong Kong’s culinary and societal traditions. With beautiful imagery, intimate storytelling, and easy-to-follow instructions, The Vibrant Hong Kong Table is a treasury of fresh and inspiring vegan meals straight from the heart of this magnificent city to your home.
UNIQUE VEGAN COOKBOOK: Born out of hardship, hard work, and diverse cultural influences, Hong Kong’s food culture is an integral part of its history. Author Christine Wong taps into her culinary heritage to offer a window into this incredible city through vibrant memories and colorful, flavorful, plant-based spins on classic dishes like Crystal Dumplings, Salt & Pepper “Squid,” Laughing Sesame Cookies, and of course, Hong Kong Milk Tea.
GOOD FOR THE PLANET AND YOU: These easy and hard-working vegan recipes offer a way to move toward a sustainable plant-based diet without sacrificing flavor. Based on time-tested Hong Kong cooking techniques and flavors, these recipes are designed to be easy to follow and sharable, offering nourishing meals for weeknight dinners and work-from-home lunches.
A TOUR OF HONG KONG: Filled with beautiful and evocative photography, The Vibrant Hong Kong Table captures all the intoxicating sights, sounds, and smells that Hong Kong is famous for.
- Chinese cookbook fans looking for East Asian or Hong Kong-specific recipes
- Home cooks seeking delicious plant-based and vegan recipes
- People interested in ways to eat more sustainably
- Travel-inspired gift for birthday, anniversary, holiday, housewarming, and more
About the Author: Christine Wong is a cook and certified health coach with a focus on environmental sustainability. Her Instagram community at @conscious_chef has followed her plant-based, plastic-free, cultural journey for more than six years. She hosts workshops that celebrate the joy of preparing dishes with a focus on fresh ingredients and mindfulness toward sustainable choices. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
15 Aug 2024
National & regional cuisine
General (US: Trade)
15 Aug 2024
The Vibrant Hong Kong Table: 88 Iconic Vegan Recipes from Dim Sum to Late-Night Snacks by Christine Wong ISBN 9781797219912