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Don't pork belly and cucumbers look beautiful canoodling together like that?

Chef, food writer and culinary instructor Kian Lam Kho can and will teach you how to make delicious, authentic Chinese food that will have you tossing out your takeout menus. If you can’t make it to one of his cooking classes, pick up a copy of his new book, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees. Kho’s detailed instructions on technique flow seamlessly into intuitive recipes that any home cook can pull off with ease. You know how to order kung pao chicken, but can you make a flawless version in your own kitchen? 

Pork belly is beloved by the Chinese. This is the dish that truly serves up the natural fresh taste of pork — except in Sichuan they just can’t help but add a garlic and chile sauce to kick up the taste and heat!

Reprinted with permission from Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees