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Fried rice with gravy, fuk-jin style (Fook Kin)?

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rworange Jul 5, 2005 11:09 PM

Ya know, this is as serious inquery. Keep the jokes about the name to yourself.

So, I'm in this Chinese restaurant today and they serve fried rice with gravy. The whole description on the menu is Seafood fried rice with gravy, fuk-jin style.

Looking on the web, I'm not really coming up with anything. Only two references. Is this common to have fried rice with gravy? If so, where is this common. The only reference I could find said something about it being Hong Kong style.

I'm thinking that the English traslation is mangled. The only other thing I could find that sounded the same was Fook Kin fried rice (really, behave). Not much about that either.

I don't really recall discussions about this on the SF board.

Anyone have more info. What is a good version of this dish supposed to taste like?

However, while goggling around I did find the following downscale fusion recipe

Link: http://maindish.allrecipes.com/az/863...

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    2chez mike Jul 6, 2005 12:58 AM

    Fried rice with gravy, fuk-jin style (Fook Kin)?

    My wife loves it anystyle.

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      Melanie Wong Jul 6, 2005 12:04 AM

      As Jim mentioned, this is a style attributed to Fujian province. It's often spelled Fukien on menus. In the SF area, the best and most luxurious versions are found at the Hong Kong seafood specialists such as Legendary Palace, Zen Peninsula, Koi Palace, etc. costing $15 to $30 per order.

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        rworange Jul 6, 2005 12:14 AM

        Thanks to you both. I guess the $8.95 version might not be a smart thing to order.

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          Melanie Wong Jul 6, 2005 12:19 AM

          Well, at $8.95, you won't get the abalone, conpoy, sea scallops, king crab legs, sharksfin, etc.

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          Melanie Wong Jul 6, 2005 12:17 AM

          Here are the characters 福建炒飯 for Fujian fried rice. If you want to order this at a Hong Kong-style restaurant, the Cantonese pronunciation is "fook kin chow fahn".

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            rworange Jul 6, 2005 12:27 AM

            Thanks. Here's Gary Soup's description for anyone who is interested. Yeah, this is Point Richmond, no Chinese Characters on the menu.

            Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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            nja Jul 6, 2005 03:13 PM

            Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond does an excellent version of this dish.

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            Jim Washburn Jul 5, 2005 11:31 PM

            Try spelling it "Fujian."

            Jim

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