Seriously, why even bother? Your grandmother cooks better than you, for no other reason than the fact that SHE IS YOUR GODDAMN GRANDMOTHER. And to that we say: don’t fight it, embrace it! The Asian Grandmother’s Cookbook ($23) by Pat Tanumihardja is a book which celebrates old-school cooking while still telling the story of our immigrant past. Tim from 8Asians has a great review of the cookbook as well.
And if that enough isn’t a reason to purchase the book: soup dumplings. Delicious, motherfucking soup dumplings.