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Want to sound like less of a tourist from Iowa when the dim sum trolley rolls around? "Dim Sum, a Pocket Guide," by Kit Shan Li features photos and descriptions of the most common dim sum items, from dumplings to desserts. The little dishes are identified by their Chinese and English names, with main ingredients listed.
The author cautions that individual restaurants may do some variations, but the sturdy little red book, which will fit into a coat pocket or purse, can take a lot of guess work out of your ordering. Don't cotton to the idea of marinated beef stomach? Just say "nor my guy," which is not a reference to your main squeeze, but indicates that you prefer glutinous rice and chicken accented with mushrooms, dried shrimp and pork, wrapped in a lotus leaf. But you always knew that. -San Francisco Chronicle
Very helpful when dining locally (in Hong Kong). I have food allergies so it's nice to spot the no-no's and wave the cart away rather than butcher a conversation trying to figure... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Siobhan
have a favorite restaurant that serves dim sum so now can be more adventurous in ordering! makes one hungry just looking at the pictures!Published 16 months ago by C.M.
Very limited number of dishes. Book would be much more valuable with additional dishes. But it"s OK with what's there.Published 16 months ago by Golfxj6
I was expecting something about dim-sum, recipes, expert opinions - something. And what is here? Some pictures with few worlds description. Nothing more. Do not buy...Published 19 months ago by rajo
I read about this book on a forum post discussing dim sum beginners, and I thought the guide was useful. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Leslie Simmons
I have loved going for dim sum for years but the collection of tasty edibles has always been a varied crowd. Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by JJ Hantsch
Expensive for size and information provided. I was very disappointed and do not recommend it.
Instead, I suggest purchasing Dim Sum: a survival guide by Liza Chu - it's a... Read more
For eight years I've been going to the same dim sum place in Chinatown, so by now I know everything I like. Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by Jamie Cantwell