A Peek at Brandon Jew's Cookbook Collection

Caroline Hatchett

Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown wasn’t designed for home cooks. “We wanted people to learn the nuances of Chinese cuisine and understand the details of what we were doing at the restaurant,” says Brandon Jew, author and chef/owner of Mister Jiu’s in San Francisco. 

One such detail is the non-Western technique of combining hot oil and water. “I still get excited when I hear that reaction of oil...