Experience the Taste of Southeast Asia, Right in Your Own Kitchen
Explore the street food stalls, night markets and hawker centers of Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and more without ever leaving home thanks to chef and Masterchef Australia finalist Sarah Tiong’s satisfying Southeast Asian recipes.
Sarah opens up a fantastic world of flavor to try, from Malaysian Chicken Satay to Vietnamese Crispy Spring Rolls (Cha giò) to Hokkien Noodles (Hokkien Mee) to Khmer Beef Curry. These hearty snacks, barbeque bites and shared plates encompass the most popular street foods of Southeast Asia, gleaned from her Malaysian family recipes and her own travels throughout the region. And in Sarah’s opinion, the secret to incredible Southeast Asian food is all in the sauce, so she also shares an entire chapter of sweet, savory, salty, and spicy options to top off your meal, including Thai Sweet Chili Sauce (Nam Jim Gai), Creamy Malaysian Peanut Sauce and family secrets like her Mum’s “Everything” Sauce.
Whether it’s steamed, fried or barbecued, every recipe in this book will fill your table with delicious, unforgettable dishes— so what are you waiting for?
About the Author
Sarah Tiong was a finalist and fan favorite in MasterChef Australia 2017 and returned for MasterChef Australia 2020. A lawyer by trade, she also works as a private chef and recipe developer and runs her own pop-up market stall, Pork Party, which specializes in Asian-inspired pork dishes. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
“Imaginative, creative and above all else, utterly delicious. If you want to punch above your weight at dinnertime . . . this book is for you!”
—Jock Zonfrillo, MasterChef Australia judge, chef and owner of award-winning Restaurant Orana
“Without a doubt, Sarah knows flavor! Her wonderful food is a culmination of heart, history and hard-earned technique and is always a joy to eat.”
—Melissa Leong, MasterChef Australia judge
“It’s not an exaggeration to say that I want to cook EVERYTHING in Sweet Savory Spicy. It’s all my favorite childhood dishes, and so many other Southeast Asian treasures I’ve never tried, combined in one punchy book.” —Poh Ling Yeow, author, artist and owner operator of Jamface
“This book leaves me hungry for more. Sarah’s incredible creativity and flavors are just explosive!”
—Reynold Poernomo, MasterChef Australia, chef and owner of KOI Dessert Bar
“The joy of food is evident in all of Sarah’s cooking and her recipes are both great tasting and easy-to-follow.”
—Mitch Edwards, Australian Pork Limited