Balancing the yum in Asian cooking

By FAYE LEVY, YAKIR LEVY
August 23, 2017 19:35

From what yum means in Asian cooking to foods you need to try as soon as you can.




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Szechwan style green beans . (photo credit:YAKIR LEVY)

The key to tasty Asian dishes is yum, announced chef Jet Tila at his presentation of his new book, 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die.

At first we thought he was joking, but then we realized that he meant it. “Yum,” wrote Tila, “is a Thai word that translates to the perfect balance between spicy, sour, salty, sweet and savory.” He commented that in all Asian countries, cooks try to achieve harmony of these five flavors.

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