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Named one of NPR''s Favorite Books of 2019 and one of the Best Cookbooks of 2019 by the Boston Globe

Wildly inventive Chinese-American home cooking from the siblings behind Boston''s acclaimed Mei Mei restaurant.


Too intimidated to cook Chinese food at home but crave those punchy flavors? Not anymore. Put down that takeout kung pao chicken and get in the kitchen! Full of irresistible recipes that marry traditional Asian ingredients with comforting American classics and seasonal ingredients, Double Awesome Chinese Food delivers the goods. The three fun-loving Chinese-American siblings behind the acclaimed restaurant Mei Mei take the fear factor out of cooking this complex cuisine, infusing it with creativity, playfulness, and ease.

Take the Double Awesome: flaky scallion pancakes stuffed with two oozy eggs, sharp cheddar, and garlicky pesto; could there be anything better? Ridiculously delicious and unexpected dishes like Cranberry Sweet and Sour Stir-fried Pork and Red Curry Frito Pie will become new staples for your cooking lineup. Throw a hands-on dumpling-making party and let your friends decide whether to serve them chewy and pan-seared or crackly and deep-fried. Packed with pro-cooking tips, sauces to amp up any meal, sustainable sourcing advice, and over 100 delicious recipes, this book is your ticket to making the Chinese food of your dreams any night of the week.

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“The Mei Mei trio have nailed the easiest and best aspects of what it means to cook Chinese food at home. From sides and sauces to crucial building blocks like stocks and chile pastes. This book is the true bridge from the cuisine of our Chinese grandparents to the way people are eating today; it’s the next wave of true Chinese American food. Double Awesome Chinese Food is traditional, honest, and authentic while at the same time blowing up our conventional definitions of Chinese cooking.”—Andrew Zimmern

“The food in this book is unique and as filled with personality as it is with flavor, as inventive as it is familiar and comforting. You’ll come away from this book wanting to jump into the kitchen. These authors have that one innate quality that all great chefs share: they know what delicious is, and more importantly, they know that delicious doesn’t have to be fussy or fancy.”—J. Kenji López-Alt, author of The Food Lab, Chief Culinary Consultant at Serious Eats, and Chef at Wursthall
 
Double Awesome Chinese Food is chock-full of inspiring stories and fabulous recipes. Reading it brings me the same sense of joy as going into Mei Mei—I’m excited, and I know I’m going to stuff my face with amazing food. Kudos!”—Joanne Chang, author of Flour and Myers+Chang at Home

About the Author

Margaret, Irene, and Andrew Li are the sibling co-owners of a food truck and restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts. Their food truck, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, opened in 2012 and was soon awarded Boston''s Best Meals on Wheels by Boston Magazine. Their brick-and-mortar restaurant opened in late 2013 and was named Eater Boston''s Restaurant of the Year.
Margaret (aka Mei) currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and daughter and an ever-growing collection of cookbooks and board games.
Irene is a four-time James Beard Rising Star Chef semi-finalist who loves rescue dogs and hip-hop dance videos. She lives in Boston with her husband.
Andrew enjoys grilling, binge reading science fiction novels, and visiting every bouncy house in Greater Boston with his son, Jackson.

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Houston Panda
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
These Recipes Are Not for Chinese Chinese Food--but for Pan Asian-American Fusion
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
I feel bad writing a negative review because the authors include pictures of their family, including adorable kids, which makes you feel the personal side of what went into writing this cookbook. So, I hope they don''t take this personally, if they read it. I bought the... See more
I feel bad writing a negative review because the authors include pictures of their family, including adorable kids, which makes you feel the personal side of what went into writing this cookbook. So, I hope they don''t take this personally, if they read it. I bought the book because the title says "Chinese Food", but that title is egregiously misleading. The vast majority of the recipes are for pan-Asian/Western style fusion food. Many include dairy and other ingredients that stray too far from Chinese cuisine (American, Russian, Japanese, and Western European flavors instead), and which will not be digestible to many of those with East Asian palates. (Full disclosure: I am half Chinese and half Western European, so I am not opposed to fusions--but I do expect my "Chinese" food to stick to Chinese ingredients, if it is not labeled "fusion". All that dairy would make me sick!). I will be returning this book to Amazon for a refund, as I just can''t bring myself to adulterate the cuisine of my ancestors in such ways. However, if you want a fusion cookbook, this may be for you. For me, it''s just a huge disappointment.
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James A. Babcock
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Eye-Opening, Versatile Recipes and Wonderful Writing
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2019
This has quickly become on of my favorite cookbooks. Great recipes and a writing style that is fun and relatable, not intimidating. You can really feel the joy and pride in this cookbook - from learning their family story and how they''ve built a business... See more
This has quickly become on of my favorite cookbooks. Great recipes and a writing style that is fun and relatable, not intimidating.

You can really feel the joy and pride in this cookbook - from learning their family story and how they''ve built a business together; to how the Mei Mei crew approach community, hospitality and sustainability; and the way they meld styles and ingredients for some truly delicious food. I love how they take non-traditional ingredients and local specialties (maple syrup, cranberries!) and work them into more traditional Chinese applications.

There are so many recipes here that can make it onto your table any night of the week - plus techniques and preparations that you can adapt in many new ways. And they all work!

Even if you never cook from this book, you''ll appreciate the photography, design and great storytelling. It will make you want to be part of the Li family! I''ve only been to Mei Mei once but can''t wait to get back.
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C. Alejandre
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Family dining for even the pickiest of eaters
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2019
I love this book. Their approach to creating dishes made for family style eating, with their Chinese-American background influencing all their food results in accessible deliciousness for all. They have everything marked for vegetarians, vegans, gluten allergies, and dairy... See more
I love this book. Their approach to creating dishes made for family style eating, with their Chinese-American background influencing all their food results in accessible deliciousness for all. They have everything marked for vegetarians, vegans, gluten allergies, and dairy allergies. As someone with a gluten allergy, I love the variety of amazing food that they offer (and gluten free alternatives) that don''t make me feel as if I''m missing out on the good food.
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Ellie bean
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Interesting cookbook
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2019
I like the way they mix American and Asian flavors... so unusual to see cheese and Chinese together, but it actually works in a very experimental and tasty way.
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John Galt
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Great story and pictures, but Dull, boring flavors
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2021
I loved the story, the pictures, the family, and I really tried to love the innovative, creative recipes, but I found the flavors of the dishes were very dull, bland and lacked assertiveness. Everything we cooked was , “meh, it needs xxx or yyy”. I loved that it... See more
I loved the story, the pictures, the family, and I really tried to love the innovative, creative recipes, but I found the flavors of the dishes were very dull, bland and lacked assertiveness. Everything we cooked was , “meh, it needs xxx or yyy”. I loved that it challenges your ideas of traditional recipes, but you can tell there was a food truck origin. One or two original, well cooked dishes, and then “ what do we do now?”
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M. K. Martin
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Title checks out - Food is both irresistible and totally achievable!
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2019
My first attempt at cooking Chinese food and it was both totally achievable and irresistible. Love the philosophy behind the cooking and the food is delicious!
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Shellster
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Recipes are easy to follow and delicious!!
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2021
I love Mei Mei and this cookbook is fantastic!! I have already made several recipes and they have turned out to be delicious. Great cookbook, great purveyors of yummy food and really great human beings.
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Delivered to wrong house at first but I’m glad this book finally got to me
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2021
Book is great . Delivered to the wrong house at first , but I was excited to receive it . Recipes look awesome and this book has been on my bucket list . Recipes are locked up a little from traditional Chinese food but ingredients are easy to find .
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Graham Ross
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Couldn’t be more excited for this.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 22, 2019
Couldn’t be more excited for this. I live in the UK but have eaten in Mei Mei’s restaurant in Boston while travelling on work and always try to find their food truck when I’m in town too. I can’t wait to try every single recipe in this entire book!
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Stella Berke
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Wonderful, delicious recipes
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 14, 2019
Easy to follow and food reliably tastes fantastic. Appreciated their suggestions for alterations to make recipes gluten or dairy free. Fun stories behind the recipes as well. Highly recommend.
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Great add :)
Reviewed in Canada on March 21, 2019
Great recipes and easy to use a must add
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Bring the warmth and flavor of the three fun-loving, food-loving Chinese-American siblings behind Boston's acclaimed Mei Mei Restaurant and Street Kitchen directly to your kitchen table.


Dan Dan Noodles with Crispy Pork Belly and Brussel Sprouts

Welcome to our take on a Sichuan street snack that appears in many different incarnations in both China and the United States. Spiced liberally with a fruity chili oil and tingly with Sichuan peppercorns, it’s a dish known for aggressively zinging your taste buds. At the restaurant, we smooth it out with peanut butter and top it with crunchy, fatty bites of pork belly and stir-fried Brussels sprouts.


Red Curry Frito Pie

We should be up front here: Frito pie is not really a pie. It’s usually made with chili, cheese, and other tasty stuff tucked into a snack-size bag of Fritos, as if nachos came in a handy carrying case (hence its other moniker, 'the walking taco'). In Boston we’ve become a bit famous for Frito pies. We serve them at craft beer festivals, fundraiser pop-ups, and benefit galas.


Cranberry Sweet and Sour Stir-Fried Pork

You may be surprised to learn a common cooking ingredient in Chinese cooking, and the usual base of sweet and sour sauce: good old ketchup. While we love ketchup, we’ve gone for a fresher, local take by using cranberries in our sauce. Stir-frying instead of deep-frying also makes this version a bit healthier and easier to execute. I find great joy in cracking my fork through a golden brown crust with each bite.


The Double Awesome

This sandwich was made on a whim, but has become beloved in our hometown of Boston. One morning, as I was making myself a hurried breakfast, I broke two perfectly cooked eggs onto the grill, found some local greens, pesto, and Vermont cheddar in the fridge, and tucked it all inside a scallion pancake. I thought, Oh man, these eggs are awesome. And two eggs well, that’s double awesome. And thus a sandwich was born.


Dumpling Making

Each of the dumpling recipes in this book makes about 24 dumplings, depending on the size of your wrappers and how you fold them. They will make dinner for four people with sides, or for one or two with lots of leftovers. We firmly believe in spreading the dumpling love.


Rice Porridge Three Ways

In our house, xi fan was the equivalent of chicken noodle or matzo ball soup. We’d slurp this cozy, filling rice porridge, also known as jook or congee, when sick in bed, upset, or otherwise needing a big bowl of comfort. We’ve included three versions, each one perfect for a bowl on your own or placing a big pot on the table with an array of toppings for friends and family.


Magical Kale Salad

We created this salad during the early days of the food truck to highlight great local greens and showcase our love for fried, oozy eggs. The name comes courtesy of one of our early food truck regulars, Bianca, who got asked out on a date while eating it. Magical Kale Salad has become the go-to salad for many of our friends, as it’s endlessly versatile and a big crowd pleaser.


The Kimchi Dog

Endless experimentation in the early days of the food truck opened our eyes to the possibilities of scallion pancakes as a delivery vehicle for exciting fillings. The easiest version goes: 1) fold in half; 2) stuff with stuff. But Irene’s Kimchi Dog, where the scallion pancake envelops the hot dog like a warm flaky hug, just might be our favorite.


Dim Sum Turnip Cakes with Bacon & Mushrooms

Our dad always ordered turnip cakes (lo bak gao, sometimes known as radish cake) whenever we went out to dim sum. As kids, we would be thrown off by the unexpected flavor. But now I crave that turnip-y flavor, and we’re proud to have it on the restaurant menu in our dad’s honor. The traditional version contains Chinese sausage and dried shrimp, but we love just about everything with bacon, including our turnip cakes.

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