I don't know about you, but I'm not afraid to admit that I am befuddled by menus at certain Asian restaurants. To the rescue comes EGullet co-founder Steven A. Shaw's new book, Asian Dining Rules. I really like this book, as you can easily tell from my blurb (hey, it's my blurb, so it's not plagiarism to reprint it in its entirety):
Whether you're a General Tso's chicken freak who has a hard time using chopsticks or an ultra-refined sushi aficionado looking for your next fugu fix, you're sure to find something informative, entertaining, and/or diverting in Shaw's book. Asian Dining Rules is refreshingly and suprisingly unsnobby, and a discerning must-read for any serious Asian food eater.
Notice how I managed to squeeze "serious eater" into my blurb? Anyway, thanks to Steven's publisher, William Morrow, we've got five (5) copies of Asian Dining Rules to give away. How do you win it? Tell us what your most befuddling ordering and dining experience at an Asian restaurant has been to date. You have until 3 p.m. ET Monday to leave what I hope will be a thoroughly embarrassing comment.
Contest will end and comments will close at 3 p.m. ET, Monday, November 3, 2008. One entry per community member. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.