Overall I recommend this book as an excellent introduction to Indonesian cooking.
I'm a chef and have been fortunate to travel somewhat extensively to the three countries whose cuisines are covered in this book, particularly Indonesia.
He explains in great detail the required cooking techniques and his recipes are extremely easy to follow.
We've cooked a few recipes out of this book, and we've found them clear, simple to follow (no complicated procedures), lots of substitution suggestions for obscure ingredients. Read morePublished 1 day ago by ASM
This is an amazing cookbook. It's a fun read! Some of the recipes take practice. I am a very seasoned cook. Read morePublished 5 days ago by lioness
This I would call the bible of Spice Island / Indonesian cooking. Great recipes and full of ingredient information. A must for anyone interested in this cuisine.Published 2 months ago by Shade
James Oseland has done a wonderful job of compiling a set of representative recipes from a cuisine that is still relatively unknown in the United States. Read morePublished 7 months ago by William L. Farmer
I have only done a couple of recipes so far, but I can see this is going to be a solid and much used addition to my Asian cookbooks.Published 10 months ago by K. L. Gallaher
What a nice cookbook. It was written with obvious passion. I have yet to try any of the recipes, though, as it is difficult to find quite a number of the ingredients. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bijou B
I've owned this book since 2007 or so and cooked most of the recipes in it. Do not be put off by the reviews that complain there aren't enough photos -- go online if you want a... Read morePublished 21 months ago by T. Bojko
The recipes seem authentic and there is plenty of variety. But the author is extremely wordy providing way more information than is necessary (does he really need two lengthy... Read morePublished on August 9, 2011 by C. Garness
I have been recommending this book to many foreign foodies who are interested to learn about Indonesian cooking. Read morePublished on June 3, 2011 by Pepy