Automotive Deals BOTYSFKT Shop Women's Clothing Learn more Discover it Pink Floyd Fire TV Stick Health, Household and Grocery Back to School Handmade school supplies Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer TarantinoCollection TarantinoCollection TarantinoCollection  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis STEM Segway miniPro
Customer Review

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous dumplings, if you have the time, January 23, 2010
This review is from: Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More (Hardcover)
I received this cookbook for Christmas, and I couldn't be happier! It is well written and includes sections on the why and how of dumplings (in addition to many recipes), which gives you good information for making substitutions (or making your own recipes, if you are daring enough) and deciding when you really need that hard-to-find or expensive ingredient. I've only made three recipes so far, so I suppose that is the limitation to my review. However, the recipes turned out great. Not yet perfect, though; these recipes definitely take some skill and practice, but Ms. Nguyen includes detailed instructions. Of course, your imperfectly constructed dumplings are still incredibly tasty. The made-from-scratch dumpling dough was very easy to make and to work with and, while it took more time, was even easier to work with than the store-bought dumpling wrappers.

Be forewarned: many recipes do take a lot of time. I enjoy spending a lot of time cooking, so this is not a problem for me. Of course, now that the new semester has started, I won't have as much free time to cook. Never fear, though, as Ms. Nguyen also includes very good information for what can be made ahead of time, frozen, etc., so it's easy to make a ton of dumplings when you want to spend your day off prepping, and then you have easy, delicious dumplings for weeknight dinners.

I can't speak completely to the authenticity, but the xiaolongbao did taste similar to what I had in Shanghai. Overall, I am very happy to add this to my cookbook shelf.

I also highly recommend getting the small wooden dowel for a rolling pin. I don't think I could have rolled out the individual wrappers without it.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details