Asia in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Cultural Travel Guide Paperback – July 13, 2004
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- Publisher : Rick Steves; First Edition (July 13, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 300 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1566917433
- ISBN-13 : 978-1566917438
- Item Weight : 15.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.75 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,520,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm Asian-American, love ethnic food of all types and have lived in San Francisco (yet another transplanted east coaster) for 15+ years.
Reading this guidebook gave me insight to a part of San Francisco where even I didn't have much awareness. I believe that 1/3 of the population is Asian - but from different parts of Asia - San Francisco Bay Area is extraordinarily unique. The only other places where I've seen a similar but different melting pot of Asian cultures is Singapore and NYC.
This guidebook covers food, shopping, nightlife, arts, theater and even alternative health care/fitness. It covers Chinese (Cantonese, Taiwanese, Shanghainese, etc.), Thai, Japanese, Philipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Afghan, Cambodian and a few others that I probably missed.
It truly is a cultural travel guide. My only complaint is that it is broad and not deep - but of course that's what lets the traveler and resident discover new treasures.