Wonderful book for anyone who is interested in EATING Pacific & Asian Food. Translation of the food name and ingredient to English. Detailed information on eating customs & foods in these lands.
I wasn't paying attention when I ordered this book; I thought it was part travel memoir. If you are traveling to Asia, going to new Asian restaurants, or got a new Asian cookbook, this might be of help. However, if you frequent the any of the following cuisines, you won't need this book because you've already experienced the food and don't need further explanations: Japanese, Thai, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Malay.