The key to making good dumplings seems to be trial and error. My attempts to make homemade dim sum and steamed buns in the past have been both successful and unsuccessful. But, since I love dumplings, I'm always willing to try again. Asian Dumplings, has a lot of helpful tips and recipes to help cooks master the art of homemade dumplings.
One of the good things about this book is that it progresses from easy recipes to more difficult ones. The first half of this book covers the basic things we think of when we hear Asian dumplings, mainly, dim sum, wontons, springs rolls and steamed buns. The second half covers what Ms. Nguyen refers to as rich pastries, which include things like samosas and empanadas, and other dumplings made from legumes and tubers.
The instructions are easy to follow and just in case there is any confusion the author has included a website where readers will find access to videos of dumpling making techniques, which I found very useful. The website also gave me more insight into the author and her other works, which was a bonus.
A few more photos would have made the book more visually interesting but the fact that it has so many tips and explanations makes it a good book for someone who wants to either learn to make homemade dumplings or improve their dumpling making skills.
Thanks to blogging for books for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.