The Dim Sum Field Guide is probably the worst choice I could have made when it came to choosing a cookbook. I’m familiar with the Field Guide books, and have found them useful when it comes to identifying ingredients; however, this book was nothing like that and proved to be a great disappointment.
The Dim Sum Field Guide is basically a dictionary of various dim sums. Background information is given for each dim sum such as origins and identification, but nothing of real interest. In the identification section, it tells you what’s in the dim sum, but no real preparation or measurements are given.
In previous Field Guides, ingredient uses and recipes were included, but nothing of the sort was included in this book; even the reference material was mundane. To say this book was disappointing is saying the least, and I would not recommend this book to anyone. I found it useless and better information about dim sums can be found on internet for free.