Steven A. Shaw, aka "The Fat Guy," is the founder of the phenomenally successful eGullet website, a James Beard Award-winning food critic, and a contributor to Saveur, Crain's New York Business, and many other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.
How to order etc. its a very helpful book and I really enjoyed reading it as I found it very informative and interesting.
He espouses befriending the sushi chef, and actually making yourself a regular at most restaurants to get the best food and best dining experience for the buck.
Maybe I have a different definition of what 'rules' are, but I assumed that meant things like etiquette, what not to do, etc.
I learned a lot from this book, and I have already taken several tips from it. It is informative and very easy reading.Published 1 month ago by Penelope Shaw
This is not a book about Asian dining etiquette. This is mainly a book about Asian food served in the US and what you need to know to get the most out of the experience. Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by Jackal
I read this book the first time and came away with the feeling that I hadn't learned very much from it... Read morePublished on October 16, 2010 by C. J. Thompson
Steven Shaw's, "Asian Dining Rules" is a decent primer for neophytes to the wide-world of Asian cuisines and makes for a light, fun read for those with many belly-fulls of... Read morePublished on September 16, 2010 by Sibelius
The book is in excellent condition, transport time was just a bit longer than usual, but I an very satisfied. I would prefer that a bill not be included in a gift.Published on September 6, 2010 by EP
Steven Shaw is a New York Jew, which automatically makes him something of an expert on Chinese food at least. Read morePublished on May 27, 2010 by Stacy Alesi
See what I did there, making the title into a pun by adding an exclamation mark? Well, all humor aside, this is a very good introduction for those who have never eaten at an Asian... Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by Zekeriyah
I was somewhat led to believe from the cover that this would be a tips and cultural guide to various Asian cuisines and while the book does contain that, it does so very... Read morePublished on April 20, 2009 by Carl Cheng
The title of Steven Shaw's breezy little reader ASIAN DINING RULES can be taken two ways; first as a rundown of the rules that one should abide by when dining in Asian restaurants,... Read morePublished on April 16, 2009 by Brian T