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You get what you pay for.....
on 8 January 2011
I have bought other books in this series and was happy with them which is when I wanted to try out more chinese recipes I thought about this book. Basically I wanted alot of snack or dim sum recipes and my family sometimes errs on being vegetarian at times,or just goes mad for chicken, so I thought instead of getting several books just go for this.
Firstly its basically all the same sauce for a majority of the dishes, which is good that you don't have to buy alot of different ingredients but the dishes all taste the same, i.e about 800 dishes tasting similar. Secondly there are more pork and ham dishes than any other main ingredient such as chicken which is what I would have preferred, and alot of the other dishes contain pork or ham even the turnip soup!
The starters/appetisers section is a few pages long and has mainly prawn dishes which I found very disappointing. The Vegetable section is not a vegetarian section but means where vegeatbles are the main ingredient of a dish. I know that some may think that if I wanted a vegetarian selection then I should have got another book, but when a book has a 1000 recipes you would expect something decent in it. Dispite hunting through it which is very time consuming there is very little I would make from this.