Calvin Trillin, New Yorker
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Just ordered a new copy, as my old, worn out book disappeared under mysterious circumstances during my last long weekend in NYC Chinatown. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Terry Montlick
"Eating Out in China" is a better, more user-friendly book than this one. I bought both and took them to China on my trip. The Chinese people were so curious! Big hit!Published 12 months ago by layover gourmet
I've bought this book twice over the past 20 years and love it.
It begins with a great little introduction to Chinese characters and how they work and in doing so answers... Read more
I am a little surprised at the number of glowing reviews for this book. I admit that it is a reasonable introduction/discussion of the Chinese characters used for Chinese food... Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by ascneider
This was one of the very first books I bought about Chinese writing after I discovered an interest in trying to decipher menus in Chinese. Read morePublished on November 24, 2010 by C. J. Thompson
James McCawley was the most arrogant and closed minded person I ever met or ate with at table. This book has a several massive flaws. Read morePublished on November 21, 2010 by JJ Hantsch
Many a time I have eaten in a Chinese restaurant and been totally "closed out" of the posted menu specials because I am illiterate in Chinese. Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by L. WILLIAM
An excellent introduction to basic Chinese food characters! After memorizing the first three exercises, Chinese menus become alive as you can easily recognize many main... Read morePublished on July 20, 2008 by Vincent P. Aitro