While mainly a dumplings cookbook (as indicated by the book title), there are also numerous classic Chinese noodle/rice/bun recipes in Pang's book, e.g. biang biang noodles with cumin lamb and bbq pork and crispy wonton noodles (not the brothy kind, the "dry" noodle with sauce kind). Pang's compilation of recipes are a fine mix of traditional and original ones he devised (such as miso roasted eggplant potstickers - yum!) and while most are indeed very accessible for the average home cook, there are also a number that you may want to save for a weekend project (not difficult, as the instructions are very clear, but requires time). This is a great book for those who want to learn the basics of dumpling making (included are chapters on folding and fundamental sauces) as well as those who want to expand their repertoire. Luscious photography abounds. Excellent!