Rachel and I bought this Chinese-translated Japanese cookbook,高橋美起陪你來吃丼飯 that boasts of many recipes for 30minutes, easy-to-cook, delicious meals.
We tried whipping up a few items from the book for a quick meal. Needless to say, Rachel was the one who did the cooking while I did the eating.
How did the food taste?
I am pretty sure Rachel did her best in following the recipes. While the food was palatable, they are probably not what we would want to eat on a daily basis.
Conclusion: There is really no short cut to a delicious meal.
Nonetheless, the cookbook should still come in useful for many time-starved dual-income working class families in Singapore. It is easy to read and follow with cute illustrations.