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The best Shrimp fried rice in LA?

If anyone loves shrimp fried rice as much as I do, I would love to know who has the best in the city which is not more than $10? Lately I have been going to Chinatown Express on Figueroa and getting either chicken fried rice with $2 extra shrimp or shrimp fried rice with $2 extra shrimp. Any suggestions?

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  1. Shrimp fried rice--how good can it get?

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    1. re: mstinawu

      try it at Dumpling 10053 and you'll have your answer!

    2. hands down, the kow pad mun goong at sunshine restaurant in north hollywood on sherman way. big fresh shrimp, a bit of shrimp paste, some peppers, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

        1. re: E Eto

          I'll second Mario's Peruvian. It's so good that I was suspicious as to its contents. However after refrigerating leftovers overnight and not seeing any fat solidify, my guess is that it might be a squirt of sesame oil that gives the added flavor.

          1. re: Chandavkl

            Where is this "Mario's Peruvian" Restaurant located please?

            1. re: Hypnotic23

              Just off the SW corner of Vine and Melrose.

        2. There's also the Japanese style shrimp fried rice. places like Ramenya and Asahi do it with an omelette on top and some sweet and sour gravy ladled over everything.

          1. Fortune Inn in Glendale

            1. DEFINATELY the shrimp fried rice at din tai fung hands down..

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              1. re: yum

                This was going to be my recommendation, too. Outstanding. I had always figured that fried rice was pretty ho-hum, but then I had the real stuff here and it was an epiphany. Not as good as their dumplings, mind you, but still a great dish.

                1. re: glutton

                  Thanks for the suggestion to din tai fung and Mario's Peruvian I plan to visit next week.

                  1. re: FoodaholicinLA

                    If you want the best go to SWAN THAI in North Hollywood on Sherman Way and order the shrimp & pineapple fried rice, trust me with this, I learned this from someone else on this board and I'm one thats not fond of pineapple in my meal dishes much less pizza yet its simply amazing!

                2. re: yum

                  I thought that the fried rice at DTF, while perfect in execution, texture, oil, coating with egg and such, there was no flavor!

                  1. Perhaps not the best shrimp fried rice per se, but perhaps the best deal including shrimp fried rice is the bbq half chicken at Sapp Coffee House, which comes with shrimp fried rice (though very few shrimp if I recall. I'm sure they'd add a few if you request it for a bit more moula).