Living Shojin Ryori : Living Shojin Ryori
Simple, healthful and vegetarian, shojin ryori originated from Japanese Zen temples and is beloved today for its exquisite flavours, creativity and regard for ingredient, provenance and beauty. Following the success of his previous book, Shojin Ryori: The Art of Japanese Vegetarian Cuisine, chef Danny Chu of Enso Kitchen demonstrates once again the versatility and sophistication of the cuisine. With clearly written step-by-step instructions and insightful cooking tips, he brings the bounties of each season to the home kitchen and shows how satisfying, everyday meals can be made with ease, elegance and pleasure.
Chef Danny Chu worked as a foreign currency trader in Singapore before leaving for Japan to follow his passion to learn more about shojin ryori, the art of Japanese Zen cuisine. With sheer hard work and unwavering determination, Chef Danny mastered traditional Zen temple cooking and became the first shojin ryori chef in Singapore. He ran the popular Enso Kitchen in Singapore for several years, delighting both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike with his creative dishes, and garnering rave reviews from the media, including Wine & Dine, Travel+Leisure, BBC Good Food, Appetite, The Peak, Business Times and Channel News Asia. Today, Chef Danny is based in Taiwan where he shares the art of shojin ryori through cooking demonstrations and classes.