This handsome and accessible paperback contains pan-Asian recipes ideal for entertaining, with clear instructions and calling for easy-to-obtain ingredients. 45 beautiful color photos. Includes tips for entertaining, and excellent party menu suggestions. Selections range from the more familiar (orange-flavored beef, Korean-style grilled beef short ribs, honey roast pork) to the more exotic (caramelized lemon shrimp, yam and peanut cracker-bread, Indonesian chicken soup) to the quite original (picnic box stuffed chicken rolls, julienne pear salad with lemon-sesame dressing, Japanese-style pizza). There are also a few special sweets, including a wonderful do-ahead recipe for perfect teahouse golden custard tartlets. An unusual and distinctive compilation.