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Dim Sum: A Pocket Guide Paperback – April, 2004
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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
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Nice pictures and easy to read. However, it did not include all of the dim sum. Just had the popular items. It was also really small... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 on April 3, 2014 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 on March 27, 2014 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 on January 7, 2014 by rajo
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
This really is a 'pocket' guide. It is a tiny little thing that can easily fit into the back pocket of a pair of jeans with plenty of room to spare. Read morePublished on January 14, 2011 by C. J. Thompson
This book is a great size to fit into your pocket and take along with you to Dim Sum. It has all the usual offerings you will see in most Dim Sum restaurants. Very useful.Published on December 16, 2008 by Fred W. Johnson