From the vastness of China to the island states of Indonesia and the Philippines, each country has its own unique style of cooking, but they have many ingredients in common and all share a similar approach to food. This beautifully illustrated book is a guide to the different cuisines of these regions. It begins with information about daily staples such as rice and noodles, as well as unusual fruits and vegetables, and exotic fish. Next, it features over 100 authentic recipes, from spring rolls and dim sum to sushi and coconut ice cream. With its detailed visual directory and fabulous recipes, the book is an essential companion for everyone who loves Asian cooking.