Calling for Cookbook Recipe Testers (Closed)
August 04th, 2010 341 Comments

Calling for Cookbook Recipe Testers (Closed)

(This is not the real cover of the cookbook. It’s just one of the pictures I’d shot for the book.)

(Updated: Thanks sooooo much for your warm participation. Due to the overwhelming responses, this is now closed. I will be selecting the participants these two days. Those selected will be contacted via email. Thanks again!! )

I am almost done with the cookbook writing and am ready for recipe testing. My cookbook will be released in Fall 2011, by Tuttle/Periplus Publishing. It will be available worldwide. The title of the cookbook is not final yet, but it’s likely to be “EASY CHINESE: Chinese Classics, All-time Favorites to Dim Sum & Dumplings” or something along the line. Regardless of its final title, it’s a Chinese recipes cookbook with 80+ easy, healthy, and delicious Chinese recipes. It has tons of new recipes, color photography (styled and shot by yours truly), step-by-step picture guide, and more!

For the recipe testers, here is what I am looking for…

Chinese food fans and enthusiasts from all over the world, especially those based in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific. However, if you are based elsewhere, you are most welcome to volunteer.

If you are interested, here is what you need to do:

Leave a comment on this post with the following information:

  1. Your current location:
  2. Your Chinese cooking level: Professional / Intermediate / Beginner
  3. Make sure you have the correct email address in the E-mail field in the comment form so I can contact you.

What will you get in returns?

  1. Your name in the Acknowledgments chapter
  2. I’ll be giving away two (2) copies of my cookbook to the participants, so you will be entered into a raffle to win the cookbook, when it’s available.
  3. You’ll get to see the picture of the dish you will be testing (including the step-by-step picture guide, if applicable). No one has seen my cookbook pictures yet, and you will be the first one to see it!

What do you need to do?

  1. Test two (2) recipes assigned to you
  2. Fill out the recipe testing evaluation form (which I will provide) by August 22, 2010. The evaluation form is painless; it’s a 1-page form where you can rate the recipe and write your feedback and suggestions!

Unfortunately, not everyone volunteered will be selected to participate in the recipe testing. That being said, I might have to do a drawing to pick the recipe testers if the responses are overwhelming. If you are selected, I will be in touch with you via email.

Thank you so very much for your kind support and I look forward to working with you!  :)


341 comments... read them below or add one

  1. PatA says:

    Would love to be able to participate in this.
    Location: Woodland WA USA
    Intermediate in Chinese/Southeast Asian and Indonesian cooking.

  2. Vera says:

    This sounds fun. I’m Indonesian Chinese currently living in the US. Cooking level: Intermediate.

  3. mary grace says:

    Hello, it would be cool to test your chinese recipes.
    I’m filipino-canadian and loves to cook for my family.
    Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
    Skill Level : Intermediate

  4. Glenn Shojinaga says:

    My skill level with chinese cooking is begining but I love cooking anything. I love to try your recipies for any level of cooking.

  5. Justin Timbers says:

    Chinese Cooking Skill Level: Intermediate
    Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Thanks for your consideration.

  6. Semara St. Denny says:

    Have been cooking only Malay food until I came to the United States. Now I have tried cooking all kinds of food from all over the world, but Malay and Chinese cooking is still a staple in my kitchen. Would love to
    test your recipes

    Location: San Francisco, California
    Chinese cooking level: Intermediate

  7. Jan Quek-Ferland says:

    Cooking is 1 of my passion coming from Singapore. Love to be part of your cookbook/tester.
    Current location – Thunder Bay, ON Canada
    Cooking Level – dont consider myself a professional as I dont make a living out of my cooking but I am not in the intermediate range either :)

  8. santos. says:

    it looks like you have more than enough volunteers, but i’d like to throw my hat into the ring :)

    Current Location: Guam
    Chinese Cooking Level: Intermediate; proficient and experienced, but not professional!

  9. Melissa Wee says:

    Current location: Chicago, IL
    cooking level: intermediate

  10. Millie Lau says:

    Being a born and bred Penangite, I always craves for local Penang food and Chinese cuisine when I was away. I started cooking intensely when I moved to Japan 2 years ago. As a beginner, I would love to try new recipes and looking forward to your new book!

    My current location: Japan
    My Chinese cooking level: Beginner

  11. Elsie says:

    My level would be intermediate. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and would love to test your recipes, particularly spicy ones. Just so you know we really are serious pepperheads, we grow our own Scotch Bonnet peppers.

  12. Alice says:

    I would like very much to participate.

    1. Current location: New Zealand
    2. Cooking level: Intermediate / Beginner

  13. Vivian Bates says:

    Location: Scappoose, Oregon -northwest of Portland, Oregon
    Skill level- at least intermediate

    I have cooked many of the recipes you have posted on your site.

  14. Kevin L says:

    i’d like to test your recipes! I hope I’m not too late.
    Current Level: Intermediate

    Current location: Orange County, CA, USA

  15. precious says:

    I would love to be able to help you out!
    Current location Southern California.
    My Chinese cooking level = beginner. I’ve been around around Chinese and Vietnamese cooking my whole life! Chinese eating level = expert ;)


  16. Ed Gonzales says:

    I would love to participate
    Current location – Stockton, CA, USA
    Chinese cooking Level – Intermediate

  17. I love the picture and anything blue and white. I would pickup the book with that picture on the cover and look inside if I saw it at a book store.

    I live in Oklahoma with my family. We LOVE to cook together. Date night for my husband and I often means good wine, a good recipe and time in the kitchen with our two children. My 8 year old son recently made the comment, “Mamma, that smells just like saffron.” I am Norwegian, my husband from south Texas so our cooking is often a combination of the two!

    We are beginners. I’ve made pork dumplings using a recipe given to me by the Chinese teacher at our local high school. That’s it, total beginners.

    Good luck with your book! We’ll be looking for it!

  18. Miffy says:

    Current location: Perth, Australia (background chinese descent from Indonesia)
    Cooking level: between intermediate and professional

  19. Wendy says:

    Chicago OLINtermediate
    I am Australia born Chinese living in the US with a Chinese chef for a dad so would love to test a recipe of two

  20. Mark Minster says:

    I often use recipes from rasamalaysia. The recipes are easy to follow and authentic, in fact visitors to our place for dinner always comment on the flavours and that the food is better than restaurants.

    If your book is anywhere near as good as what you post on your website it will sell like hotcakes.

    Keep up the good work, the food just keeps getting better.

    PS My wife is Malaysian Chinese and she has commented on the food being like they have in KL and Penang.

  21. Ariyal Khoo says:

    Pick me… pick me! :) I started learning to cook with RM blog, hope I could learn more by being one of the lucky testers!

    1.Current location: Singapore
    2.Chinese cooking level: In between of Beginner + Intermediate

  22. jose says:

    Count me in..
    Location: Antipolo, Philippines
    Cooking level: totally beginner

  23. Louise Ng says:

    I love your website and would love to help test recipes!
    Current location – New York City, NY, USA
    Chinese cooking level – Intermediate

  24. Tam Pham says:


    I would love to test out the recipes from your upcoming book!

    Location: Seattle
    Level: Beginner

  25. Charles H Rooney Jr says:

    Hello and to tell you the truth I would like to have a copy of your new cook book…. Good Luck!!
    I am located in Friendship, Wisconsin and my cooking skills are intermediate. Love to cook too!

  26. Stephen Lai says:

    This was the first website I used when I decided to learn to cook Chinese food. You rock!

    1. California, USA
    2. Beginner

  27. June Foo says:

    1. Current location: Singapore
    2. Cooking level” Intermediate

    Have been following your blog for ages & trying your recipes. Love the homely feel to them!

  28. Shannon says:

    Hello there!
    I’ve tried out some of your website recipes and would love to help!.
    Current location: Bethesda, MD, USA.
    Chinese Cooking level: beginner

  29. Jennifer L. says:

    I’d love to try out more of your recipes for testing purposes!
    1. Current Location: San Jose, CA
    2. Cooking Level: Beginner ~ Intermediate depending on style

  30. Gary C. says:

    LOVE your site! I try to make at LEAST one new recipe every week, usually from this site. Every time I go to Calgary the girl at the check-out asks me if I have a Thai/Asian restaurant as I’m buying hundreds of dollars of ingredients :o) I work in a grocery store and cooking is my passion! Pick me… my 9 year-old daughter is my taste tester, she’d be THRILLED!

    1.) Current Location: Creston, B.C., Canada
    2.) Chinese Cooking Skill Level: Intermediate

  31. Caryn Yew says:

    Count me in if you can.
    Location : Malaysia
    Chinese Cooking Level : Beginner

  32. grace says:

    i would like to participate. Im malaysian chinese growing up eating and cooking chinese dishes. i cook japanese dishes more now and realise that my chinese cooking is getting bad. i would say my level of cooking is intermediate. location, houston, tx

  33. I would love to participate

    Location: New York City, Antigua, Lebanon and Bankok
    Your Chinese cooking level:Intermediate

    Have extensive recipes on my facebook page many Asian Inspired.

    All the best,

    Benny Doro

  34. Ana says:

    Hi! I’d love to test some recipes from your upcoming cookbook!

    1.Current location: Boston, MA
    2.Your Chinese cooking level: Intermediate (I’ve learned a bit from watching my father and sister in the kitchen.)

  35. Michelle Huynh says:

    I first fell in love with your site after seeing all the gorgeous photos! I’m American born Chinese with parents who emigrated from Vietnam, so I’m well versed in Asian cuisine. I’m currently in Seattle, WA where I have access to sometimes hard to find ingredients. My skill is more than intermediate, but not (yet) professional. I’d love to be a tester – and I can’t wait for the book!

  36. Rebecca says:

    I would LOVE to test your recipes!!

  37. Brie says:

    1. Tallahassee, FL
    2. Intermediate

  38. Su Yee says:

    I’d love to be a tester. I’m from Penang, a nyonya myself, but I really started cooking for myself when I started my graduate studies.
    Current location: Athens, GA, USA
    Cooking level: beginner-intermediate.

  39. Reshy Resh says:

    Hello!! Sounds amazing and would love to give your recipes a shot!

    My Location is: Melbourne, Australia
    My Chinese cooking level: Professional / Intermediate

  40. Jeff Siaw says:

    I’d really like to participate. I need to get better at cooking Chinese!
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan.
    Cooking Level: Beginner/Intermediate

  41. Min Ai says:

    Love your blog! Hopefully I’m the first one from Australia to submit an entry to increase my chances *fingers crossed*!

    Current location – Sydney, Australia
    Cooking level – Intermediate

  42. Heidi says:

    Wow – how exciting!! Congrats!! :)

    I’d love to help! My current location is Orange County, California. And I’d consider myself a beginner-plus to intermediate-minus on the Chinese cooking level. Hope to hear from you!

  43. lingzie says:

    bee, i would love to help!! i bake a lot but hardly every cook so i’m definitely a beginner in the cooking department. :)

  44. Pat says:

    Hi, I am in Sydney, Australia and am a home cook/intermediate, would love to test run your recipes! Have tried several of your recipes and thoroughly enjoyed them all.

  45. Choy Sook Yee says:

    1.Current location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2.Chinese cooking level: Beginner

  46. Aaron Zhang says:

    Hi Bee, I’m a very long time follower of your site, but this is my first time posting! Very happy and excited to be a food tester for your very own cookbook.

    Current location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Chinese cooking level: Intermediate

  47. Cheryl says:

    Congratulations on the book! Your website is a staple in our home.

    1.Your current location: I am an Australian living in Dallas Texas
    2.Your Chinese cooking level: Intermediate
    3 I’m also a food and restaurant writer and have tested recipes before. I’ve just started a blog writing about my two passions – food & my kids.

  48. isham says:

    Hi this sounds like great fun and a great way for me to build my knowledge of Chinese quisine. I currently live in Tasmania, Australia. I cook alot of Asian food mainly due to my Malaysian background and enjoy sharing my dishes with many of my friends who havnt experienced much Asian food. I look forward to hearing from you.

  49. TJ Wong says:

    I’m from Penang, living in Melbourne, Australia.
    Skill level: intermediate

  50. Ramon Marco says:

    I am from the Philippines & I would really like to join. I’m just an intermediate level when it comes to chinese cooking. I like experimenting a lot on different asian cuisines as a weekend hobby.

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