What’s in SkinnyAsia?

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⭐️ I am so excited to be sharing the contents of my 17th book – ‘SkinnyAsia’ with you all!

Released on Friday the 22nd of September at 8pm SA time 🥰

⭐️ SkinnyAsia is HUGE with 62 recipes – I’m so excited to share with you a BIG taste of Asia. Whether you are wanting to cut back on takeaway, finding new weeknight meals to get on the table fast, discovering new favourites or some family faves skinnified. 

⭐️ SkinnyAsia is a similar size to SkinnyEntertaining, yes it’s a BIG one 🥰  The price of the new book will be a special pre-sale price of $56.95 ($58.95 RRP) + Free Australian Shipping and we offer AfterPay. You will receive the electronic copy immediately & the books will hopefully start shipping late October.

⭐️ We will have clickable/scannable QR codes on every recipe to take you to the recipe pages on the website – this is where you can see the visual guide for what you will need, watch the video blurbs and any how to videos, find extra information on where to buy specialty ingredients.

✨ FAST – Chinese Lemon Chicken, Japanese Chicken Curry, Thai Basil Stir Fry, Kung Pao Chicken, Larb, Tom Kah Gai, Yakitori, Thai Chilli Jam Chicken 

✨ TAKEAWAY – Korean Not Fried Chicken, Pad Thai, Panang Curry, Char Kway Teow, Thai Very Green Chicken Curry, Choo Chee Prawns,  Salt & Pepper Squid, Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, Vietnamese Meatball Salad, Pho 

✨ CHEFS SPECIAL – Hainanese Chicken Rice, Crispy Pork Belly Salad, Sticky Lamb Ribs, Char Siu Pork, Coconut Beef Curry, Betty’s Yum Cha Black Bean Pork, Crying Tiger Beef, Singapore Chili Crab, Peking Duck Pancakes, Fragrant Fish Curry 

✨ LIGHT & SNACKS – Mi Goreng, Tom Yum, Honey Soy Chicken Sushi, Gyoza, Spring Onion Pancakes, Okonomiyaki, Ginger & Spring Onion Chicken Salad

✨ SIDES & SAUCES – Fast Stir Fry Sauces: Mongolian, Garlic, Sweet & Sour; Roti, Coconut Rice, Chilli Oil, Smashed Cucumber Salad, Peanut Dipping Sauce, Cheat’s Kimchi, Kimchi Pancakes, Sambal, Creamy Japanese Mayonnaise (Wasabi Aioli + Sriracha Mayo), Rainbow Soba Salad, Chinese Vegetables & Rice 

✨ SWEETS & DRINKS – Vietnamese Espresso Martini, Secret Surprise Mango Pancakes, Mango Sticky Rice, Miso Caramel Mochi Brownies, Lychee Colada, Fruity Apple Tea with Rainbow Jelly, Steamed Coconut Pineapple Puddings, Thai Basil Cherry Punch

SkinnyAsia is a similar size to SkinnyEntertaining, yes it’s a BIG one 🥰 We have all the usual dietary variations plus Thermomix & Conventional cooking methods.

The SkinnyAsia Spice Packs at Grandma’s Pantry are now available to pre-order – click here to check it out. Don’t forget to use the discount code SKMIX for 10% Off! 

To celebrate SkinnyAsia being our 17th Cookbook…

🎫 We will have 6 Golden Tickets hidden in presale orders for the new book!
✍️ I am signing the first 700 books sold & extra random ones.
⭐️ There will be a new 3 Book Skinny Bundle & NEW 17 Book Complete Collection. We now have Spend & Save in the Shop – this is for the Skinnies wanting to build their own bundles. Spend $100 – save 5%, Spend $250 – save 10%, Spend $500 – save 20%.

I’m so incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved with this book & can’t wait to share it with you!

Love Nik xx

SkinnyAsia Contents

Shopping Tips!

We have started dropping some shopping hints in Skinnymixers with the #skinnytease campaign, but here are some items you might like to start shopping for.

 Herbs & Spices

  • black peppercorns
  • cardamom powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • chilli flakes
  • Chinese five spice
  • cinnamon sticks
  • cinnamon powder
  • coriander powder
  • coriander seeds
  • cracked black pepper
  • cumin powder
  • cumin seeds
  • dried bay leaves
  • dried fennel seeds
  • dried fenugreek leaves or seeds (optional)
  • dried red chillies
  • garlic powder
  • ginger powder
  • ground chilli powder
  • ground white pepper
  • onion powder
  • rock salt
  • salt
  • star anise
  • sweet paprika
  • Szechuan peppercorns
  • turmeric powder
  • whole cloves


  • apple cider vinegar
  • tin apricots in juice
  • Baker’s flour
  • baking powder
  • beetroot powder (optional – Char Siu Pork)
  • bi-carb soda
  • black sesame seeds or toasted sesame seeds
  • cacao powder
  • caster sugar
  • Chinese cooking wine
  • coconut cream
  • coconut milk
  • coconut oil
  • coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • coconut water
  • soda water
  • cornflour
  • crushed peanuts
  • dashi powder (Mayo)
  • desiccated coconut
  • Dijon mustard
  • dried thin Pad Thai rice noodles
  • dried vermicelli noodles
  • dry instant noodles (3 cakes)
  • espresso or instant coffee
  • fermented, salted black beans (Betty’s Yum Cha Black Bean Pork)
  • fish sauce
  • gelatine powder
  • ghee
  • glutinous rice
  • glutinous rice flour
  • Gochujang paste
  • grape juice
  • high heat cooking oil
  • Hoisin sauce
  • honey
  • jasmine rice
  • light coconut cream
  • light coconut milk
  • light soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos
  • light tasting olive oil
  • loose leaf green tea
  • mirin
  • neutral or light tasting oil
  • Nori sheets
  • olive oil
  • oyster sauce
  • peanuts, unsalted
  • pineapple juice
  • pitted Morello cherries, drained
  • plain flour (gluten-free if required)
  • preserved sour plum (in jar- Betty’s Yum Cha Black Bean Pork)
  • powdered agar agar (Rainbow Jelly)
  • raw cashews
  • rice flour
  • rice wine vinegar
  • roasted cashews
  • roasted peanuts, unsalted
  • roasted sesame seeds
  • roasted shrimp paste
  • sake or cooking sake
  • sate sauce (Jimmy’s Sate Sauce or you can use the Peanut Dipping Sauce in the book)
  • sesame oil
  • sesame seeds
  • soba noodles
  • soda water or lemonade
  • soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos
  • Sriracha – if you like it hot!
  • sushi rice
  • tamarind puree
  • tapioca flour
  • Thai chilli jam stir fry paste or Sambal (in the book)
  • thin flat dried rice noodles
  • tin lychee
  • tin pineapple pieces in juice
  • toasted shredded coconut
  • tomato paste
  • tomato sauce or ketchup
  • vanilla bean paste or extract
  • wasabi paste
  • white miso paste
  • white sugar
  • Worcestershire sauce
We’ve compiled a special Gluten Free Sauces resource to help our gluten-free Skinnies