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St. Louis (or New York?) Style Fried Rice

Have lived in Los Angeles since 1982 and can't get that old style, dark colored, St. Louis fried rice. You know, the stuff they made at all those take-out places. No peas and carrots but bean sprouts. Out here, all the fried rice is very light colored and loaded with peas and carrots.

My favorite was Park Chop Suey and went there every time I came back. I guess he sold the place and opened some restaurant out in the Chesterfield area.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Park Chop Suey
1321 Chouteau Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103

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  1. I'm a little confused by your post. Are you trying to find St. Louis style fried rice (I never realized we had a style) in LA or in St. Louis? If the latter, there are zillions of little carryout places all over town. If the former, then you're going to have to post on the LA board I'd imagine, although some travelers on this board may have some insight.

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    1. re: alan

      Meant In St. Louis. I travel there at least a couple times a year. As for the style, that's why I wrote St. Louis (or New York?). I think it's maybe just old school Cantonese?

      Do you have any specific locations for some carry-out places I can try?

    2. Park Chop Suey moved to 1321 Chouteau Ave Saint Louis,MO 63103. It is roughly 4 blocks from the Park Ave location. The last time I was in St. Louis, we had take out from Park Chop Suey and it was every bit as good as it was when I was a kid.

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      Park Chop Suey
      1321 Chouteau Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103

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      1. re: ameliemarie

        Thanks ameliemaria. I'll give them a try again. Do you remember Steve Yuen, the original owner and do you know if he still has a place?

      2. I'd bet any restaurant mentioned on the recent thread about St. Paul sandwiches will produce the fried rice you seek (a friend took me to one the other night by the Hi-Pointe Theater behind the honking big Amoco sign at Skinker and Clayton that could probably do it)

        they even called it Fired Rice on the menu.

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          1. re: marymac

            I was remarking on their spelling. I can only assume that's what they meant.

            1. re: hill food

              I see that now. Duh on me. Yes, there are often misspellings on Asian menus.

              1. re: marymac

                yeah that's a whole other topic on the General board

        1. Found one. Wang's Wok, in the Loop at 565 Melville, around the corner from Blueberry Hill. Good beef fried rice and great pork fried rice.

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          Blueberry Hill Restaurant
          6504 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63130

          1. For the best chicken fried rice in town, you must try

            Bing LAU Chop Suey
            (314) 652-8822
            3101 N Grand Blvd
            Saint Louis, MO 63107

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            1. re: STL314

              I'm always a little skeptical of posts from people with absolutely no posting history exclusively touting a particular establishment. Just sayin'.