*Good* fried rice
I'm craving chicken fried rice -- and *not* the toxic, soy-saturated, orange or brown crap that is served in most local Chinese restaurants.
For more than a decade, every time I'm in London I go to New Diamond on Lisle Street for a heaping plate of the most delicious chicken fried rice in existence. The rice is white, fluffy, glistening; the chicken is breast meat, cut into thin strips; there's plenty of egg. It's full of flavor; it's fantastic. I've heard the rest of the menu at New Diamond is great, too -- but I can never get beyond the chicken fried rice, because it's so wonderful, it's all I care to eat.
Unfortunately, I won't be in London again any time soon. HELP! Is there anywhere in the 5 boroughs to have a wonderful chicken (or beef, or vegetable) fried rice, treated with integrity and love by the chef?
Yes. Although I too love fried rice, it's rare that you remember a place for its FR dish.
I strongly recommend SWEET AND TART in chinatown. It seems touristy, but that's b/c it's modern Hong Kong style. The food is very authentic and very creative.
They have a crystal fried rice which is fantastic. There is no soy sauce added, but it's the only fried rice I have ever remembered a place for.
Oh, and sit downstairs.
let me know what you think,
I remember they had good fried rice dishes too - for example, with lettuce in it. Fresh bean sprouts, sweet onions and even thinly sliced fresh cabbage are great as fried components in fried rice - a little sesame oil with the eggs, white pepper and a garnish of torn up cilantro leave are also nice
Sapporo on 49th street has great chahan - japanese version of fried rice. You have to like the pickled ginger though.