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Jul 30, 2012 04:24 PM

boston style pork fried rice recipe

im from boston area all my life and chinese take out is my favorite food. i moved to the south and cant find comparable chinese food ANYWHERE. does anyone have a recipe for pork fried rice like the take out joints in the areas north of boston?..........A REQUEST PLEASE: if you are not from mass or have never lived there, you dont even know what i am asking so please dont bother giving a recipe unless it has been verified by a bostonian as authentic boston/mass-chinese food. it just isnt the same anywhere, not NY, not san-fran, no, not anywhere! ive been searching the internet for hours now to NO avail. HELP ME!!!!!!! PLEEEEASE!!!!

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  1. For those of us in Boston, willing to give us the name of a restaurant or two that serve the style that you miss so much?

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    1. re: smtucker

      I'm looking for a recipe for pork fried rice that is just like 99.9 percent of the take out places in the boston area. pork fried rice like at kowloon's in saugus. although kowloon is probably not my favorite chinese restaurant it is very well known and properly represents the kind of pork fried rice I am speaking of.

      1. re: Ryan1

        I've lived in Boston for 35 years and there are all kinds of differnt takes on pork fried rice.

        There are 5 chinese places within a block of each other at an intersection in Quincy and I bet if I order PFR at all 5 they would look and taste different

      1. I think this is what you are looking for- I actually found it in an old CH post! It also has pictures, so anyone who is not famiiar with this style of rice can take a look.

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        1. re: macca

          Good find, macca. I think Kowloon uses char sui pork made with either with pork belly or pork butt...

          1. re: Gio

            I admit I do like some of the "american style" Chinese food- but not a huge fan of fried rice. I prefer what the take out places call "house special fried rice"- more like a seasoned white rice, with lots of shrimp, pork, chicken, egg- and anything else that happens to be in the kitchen!

            1. re: macca

              (Truthfully macca, ever since I've been cooking the COTMs especially Vietnamese, Shichuan, and Cantonese I've prefered to make my own fried rice. The variations are endless....)

              1. re: Gio

                Will have to check out the threads and give a few recipes a try. Love rice, and always like new wasy to serve it up!

              2. re: macca

                I can't stand all that soy sauce in my fried rice; it just obliterates the flavor of the rice. My favorite fried rice in this area (Hong Kong Eatery in downtown Quincy) uses dried (dehydrated) scallop and Chinese sausage, some egg, a modest amount of vegetable, and lovely white rice.

                1. re: Karl S

                  That sounds great! Wonder if anyplace closer to boston, or north of boston makes it this way.

                  1. re: macca

                    FuLoon does a proper house special (white, not browned with soy sauce) fried rice, but they've not menu'ed those ingredients as an option, and since I rarely eat fried rice, it's not occurred to me to ask if they'd make that combo.

                    1. re: Karl S

                      Thanks. Just another reason for me to finally get to Fuloon!

              3. re: Gio

                Yep! That sounds right. Especially amazing to me in my youth was the amazing red color. I had no idea it was food coloring.

              4. re: macca

                sorry macca, although it looks similar it looks too gooie. also I can tell you that that is definitely not the recipe. I am sure that they use molasses or at least something that looks like molasses.

                1. re: Ryan1

                  Now I am curious to see if you find the recipe. I did not think it was molasses, as it is not sweet tasting. the picture in the link looks like the fried rice served at a lot of take out places just north of boston. The rice is not gooey, as you say and I thought it may be the mushroom say sauce, as the rice is dark brown, but is not too salty. Hope you find the right recipe!!

                2. re: macca

                  I was just going to post that same link, from this similar thread:

                  1. re: macca

                    You are the bomb, I moved to California many years ago from Quincy, Ma and I've never been able to figure out how to make the fried rice like back east!!! After looking at this rice, I know I've found it....hope it comes out like it looks in the pictures!!!! TY for posting!!

                    Signed, Been lookin forever

                    1. re: macca

                      So is mushroom flavored dark soy the secret the Op was trying to articulate? I use mushroom dark sauce often. Thanks for the reference link.

                    2. Sorry I don't have a suggestion for a recipe but I wanted to back you up on your statement, if you have to have it described then you just don't get it.

                      I live in NH now (formerly in Boston) and there is just nothing like Boston area rice. I stopped looking up here for anything like it as there is just no comparison at all.

                      My favorites in Boston area are Kowloon (not their other food though but rice is spot on), Lo Kai in Dracut, Golden House in Everett and Bali Hai in Lynnfield.

                      I wish you luck in your search! Please post back if you find anything!!

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                      1. re: thedryer

                        GOLDEN HOUSE!.... it took me about 8 years but I have just recently perfected golden house chicken wings! golden house chicken wings are probably the best thing you could ever put in your mouth! also everything they have is the bomb.

                        1. re: Ryan1

                          Lol, I'll be the judge!! Please deliver enough for me, my husband and the doggy of course. :) Golden House is so good, and Lisa is the nicest Chinese woman I know!! We have been known to get off the highway to pick up takeout to take back to New Hampshire as it's THAT good.

                          1. re: thedryer

                            Where is it? Im in Everett from time to time ...

                            1. re: C. Hamster

                              Golden House
                              204 Ferry Street
                              Everett, MA 02149
                              Phone: (617) 387-2800
                              Estimate delivery time is 30 to 60minutes.
                              Delivery fee is $2 in 3 mile(s) range
                              Store Hours:
                              Mon - Thurs: 04:00 PM - 10:30 PM
                              Fri & Sat: 04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
                              Sunday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM


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