This is a collection of rice and noodle recipes from Canton, Szechwan, Shanghai, Beijing and Taiwan. In addition, dozens of recipes for appetisers, soups and sweets enrich the collection. Readers may create multiple-course meals for social gatherings or simple meals for one from the array of traditional favourites. The recipes are easy-to-follow, and the ingredients are readily available, the recipes retain much of their traditional origins. Whether alone, with family, or with friends, rice and noodle aficionados may easily create simple yet diverse dishes to enjoy.