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Best fried rice on the Westside?

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Lynndsey Rigberg Nov 18, 2006 12:10 AM

Am craving some seriously good fried rice tonight, something with lots of "wok hay" - the heat of the wok.

So you know where my bar is, I used to think Kuraku (sp?) that late night ramen place in Jtown was pretty decent.

I've tried the fried rice at all the ramen places around Sawtelle and thought it was OK. Any suggestions? And why is it that Chinese restaurants in LA make such lame fried rice?

Thanks for your help chowhounds!

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  1. monku RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Nov 18, 2006 12:33 AM

    Your speaking of Koraku in Little Tokyo. Daikokuya has fried rice they make the same way.

    In WLA-Take out only. Been there 30+ years...they know how to make fried rice the way you like it and pretty good old style egg rolls.

    Canton Kitchen
    12511 Venice Blvd (Near the corner of Centinela)
    Los Angeles, CA, 310.398.0030

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      cfylong RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Nov 20, 2006 04:03 PM

      There are NO good Chinese restaurants in west L.A., and the ones that are there cater to White people's palettes, so the fried rice is usually bad. If you want good fried rice, you will have to drive out to the San Gabriel Valley. There's a few good ones in the South Bay.

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        The Chowhound Team RE: cfylong Nov 21, 2006 11:52 PM

        Please note, the digression about what comprises authentic fried rice has been split off and posted on the General Topics board.

      2. wilafur RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Nov 20, 2006 11:16 PM

        hop woo on sepulveda and olympic is my go-to spot when i have no motivation to drive to the SGV.

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          WBGuy RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Nov 21, 2006 07:45 AM

          Try the Indonesian take on fried rice. For example, go to Simpang Asia on National/Motor, and order the Nasi Goreng. Very deep and robust, full of flavor.

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            doughnut RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Nov 23, 2006 08:30 PM

            you tried the chahan at kinchans and you thought it was just ok? i dont think it is just okay. maybe it is a difference in tastes. but to me, it is excellent. consistently tasty, simple. delicious. one of my secrets on sawtelle.

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