Without a doubt, Asian Tapas is the hip and modern way to eat. Using an abundance of the fresh, seasonal ingredients and a harmony of flavors, Anton Kilayko and executive chef, Christophe Megel offer a collection of recipes that will excite anyone hankering after new and delicious ways to approach the tastes of the East. Cultural lines blur as they explore the breadth of Asian cuisine to bring you dishes inspired by the cooks of Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan, and many more. The food is imaginative, approachable and can just as successfully be brought to life at a sophisticated dinner, a lazy lunch, and a cool party—or very simply as a tasty little snack.
Each recipe, illustrated with the cutting-edge photography of Edmond Ho, is exquisitely presented in a manner to provide huge impact, with the minimum of fuss. This book is sure to ignite the creative spirit in those who love to cook—a book that will have one itching to get into the kitchen to chop, slice, mix and blend his/her way through the imaginative and enthralling ideas to recreate the flavors of the East.
Christophe Megel's food is perfect for today. It is savory, tempting, and deliciously simple. His wide experience in Asia is reflected in each tastymorsel. Who can ask for more? - Ken Hom, chef and author
Christophe Megel, the award winning chef of Ritz Carlton, Millenia, lived in the United States, Korea and Japan for many years before moving to Singapore. Of French nationality, he has 20 years culinary experience and is a master in blending contemporary influences with classical cuisine. He has worked with the legendary Alain Ducasse at the world-renowned three-Michelin star Le Louis XV. In 2002, Megel was named executive chef of the year during the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence.
Anton Kilayko is the spokesman and director of public relations at the celebrated Ritz Carlton, Millenia, Singapore. Born in the Philippines, he attended hotel school in Switzerland and lived in Spain and Mexico before moving to Singapore.