20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2001
This book help me a lot and it's very encouraging to see a picture of what you'll be cooking so you know how it would look like. It has a substitute ingredients too, if you can't find some oriental ingredients. I recommend this to people who love to cook Asian foods. The best so far with the Filipino recipe books that I've used.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2005
This book has great food photography, but as another reviewer stated it is mostly a "coffee table" book. My wife is a Filipina, and she says that Alejandro has taken most of his recipes from his older books and "recycled" them into this one. If you want "hands-on" Philippine recipes, this may not be what you are looking for. It is a great book if you only collect cookbooks but don't use them much.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2003
A very good book that not only provides a history on Philippine cuisine, but a surprisingly comprehensive collection of favorite Filipino dishes that is simple to follow.
If you are looking for a book about Filipino dishes, you won't go wrong with this one.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2005
I am always looking for good Filipino cookbooks. I was delighted to find this while I was browsing until...I looked through the book. It has pretty pictures, it definitely made me think of the Philippines. But I was hoping for a more substantial cookbook, one with more recipes, one I can actually use as a cookbook. This is more of a coffee table book, made to tantalize and not quite functional. It has pretty pictures...