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Your Favorite Fried Rice?

Alice Jul 29, 2006 02:11 AM

I'm craving fried rice and I have to say my favorite fried rice is the Kimchi Fried Rice from Tsuruhashi, but don't always feel like driving all the way out there.

Where is your favorite fried rice and what's in it?

  1. JAB Jul 29, 2006 04:18 AM

    Salty fish and chicken fried rice.

    1. Pei Jul 29, 2006 05:31 AM

      Orochan's fried rice in Jtown!

      1. r
        rameniac Jul 29, 2006 08:01 AM

        takana fried rice at shinsengumi hakata ramen ain't half bad!

        1. r
          ristretto Jul 29, 2006 02:17 PM

          Eboshi Noodle Bar in Lomita, same plaza as Gaja

          1. j
            JBC Jul 29, 2006 02:33 PM

            Duck Fried Rice at Chinois on Main.

            1. Chandavkl Jul 29, 2006 04:02 PM

              Dry scallop and egg white fried rice at Sea Harbour. Any other good versions of this dish?

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              1. re: Chandavkl
                E Eto Jul 30, 2006 02:59 AM

                I don't order fried rice that often, but the one at Golden City in Chinatown was, to date, the best fried rice I've had. It was an off-menu item that the manager recommended with dry scallop, crab, and egg white, and garnished with crunchy fried garlic. See post: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/58672

                Otherwise, I also really like Mario's (Peruvian) for their fried rice. Seems a bit odd to suggest a Peruvian place, but seriously, they make a mean fried rice, and a huge portion too. See post: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                1. re: E Eto
                  Alice Jul 30, 2006 08:15 AM

                  I've never had Mario's fried rice, but I love their french fries and meat dish. YUM, I totally miss going there for lunch. I'll definitely have to try the fried rice sometime . . .

              2. b
                bfez Jul 29, 2006 05:01 PM

                Din Tai Fung has my favorite fried rice, ever. I would go there just for that. It doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles - it's quite spartan in fact, but the rice itself really shines, in terms of flavor and body. At other places - the rice is much more of an afterthought - it's much more about the other stuff (peas, carrots, BBQ pork, etc.) you can add to it.

                Don't get me wrong - I do like the fried rice at a lot of other places - but at those places, it's still just fried rice, and nothing I'd make a drive for.

                I wish I knew how they made it - my personal attempts at fried rice come nowhere close. More on the level of a Panda Express, I'd say - somewhat tired and dried out rice.

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                1. re: bfez
                  yum Jul 30, 2006 06:00 AM

                  i second dtf. LOVE their fried rice. so simple yet full of flavor. YUM

                  1. re: yum
                    cupcake Jul 30, 2006 06:47 AM

                    Believe it or not, I DREAM about the fried rice at Benihana. yes-indeedy.

                  2. re: bfez
                    David Kahn Jul 31, 2006 12:53 AM

                    Agree. I particularly like their pork chop fried rice.

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