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Asian Dining Rules: Essential Strategies for Eating Out at Japanese, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Korean, and Indian Restaurants

4 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Steven A. Shaw

"As you order the shrimp fried rice and General Tso’s chicken for the eight hundredth time, you eye the guests to your left. They have, apparently, seen a secret, far superior menu. Hungry reader, they read this book." --Phoebe Damrosch, author … see full wiki

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Author: Steven A. Shaw
Genre: Travel
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
4 reviews about Asian Dining Rules: Essential Strategies...
review by . November 20, 2008
Being Asian-american, I love eating Asian food. But being the American part, I tend to stick to Americanized versions of Asian food. Chinese buffets, Thai restaurants and Japanese steak houses are where I want to be at. I only eat real ethnic food at family reunions.     The book does feel at it is aimed at someone who has never eaten anything other than American food before. It's a good elementary explanation of all the foods in each cuisine. I myself want to eventually try …
review by . November 20, 2008
I found this book by Steven Shaw to be entertaining with stories that include his family, friends, life, and new found friends in proprietors of places he frequents eating in Asian restaurants, mainly in New York City. The stories were actually enjoyable and gave an insight into the author. He gives many histories about not only the culture and preparation of the food, but how some people came to the United States that is fascinating. This is actually a book about how to eat like you are very familiar …
review by . November 16, 2008
Steven Shaw's guide to Asian restaurants is a handy companion for anyone seeking to explore one of the five major Asian cuisine on offer in Europe and the US these days. It describes the specialties of Japanese, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Korean and India food and offers pointers about how to get the best of what they have to offer and avoid the dumbed-down adaptations that have been created to mollify the timid consumer.  This book will certainly help you get more pleasure for your money …
review by . November 07, 2008
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading "Asian Dining Rules: Essential strategies for eating out at Japanese, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Korean, and Indian restaurants" by Steven A. Shaw. I've lived in Japan and Korea, and have traveled throughout other countries in Asia, and to say "I love Asian food" would be an understatement. Unfortunately, living in Montana, I don't get as much as I'd like, so you can be sure when we travel, Asian restaurants are places we frequent as much as …
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