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Best Fried Rice?

Tommy D. Oct 22, 2012 03:56 PM

I wasn't a fan of fried rice until I tried - and loved - Mission Chinese Food's salted cod version with Chinese sausage and egg.

I'm now curious to hear about any other favorites. Has anyone tried RedFarm's fried rice?

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    AubWah RE: Tommy D. Oct 22, 2012 04:12 PM

    Young Chow at Zoodletown

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      halo RE: Tommy D. Oct 22, 2012 04:19 PM

      blue ribbon sushi has an oxtail fried rice with bone marrow omelet. comes with a spicy sauce on the side that cuts the fatty rice very well. well worth a try.

      barmasa has a roast duck fried rice with sauteed foie gras which is excellent. their shrimp fried rice is pretty great as well.

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        Tommy D. RE: halo Oct 23, 2012 11:04 AM

        Wow sounds decadent....

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          cnr.one RE: Tommy D. Oct 23, 2012 11:32 AM

          great suggestion with the oxtail fried rice. one of my favorite dishes. i think it's a relative bargain compared to the rest of the blue ribbon sushi menu.

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          financialdistrictresident RE: halo Sep 28, 2013 02:08 PM

          barmasa roast duck, etc. fried rice sounds interesting. Might be too rich . . .

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          swannee RE: Tommy D. Oct 22, 2012 05:14 PM

          Salt fish and chicken fried rice at NY Noodletown or even better at Yuen Yuen.

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            Tommy D. RE: swannee Oct 23, 2012 11:04 AM

            On my list. Thanks.

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              financialdistrictresident RE: swannee Sep 28, 2013 02:05 PM

              I like the salty fish and diced chicken fried rice at Big Wong's.

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              kdgchow RE: Tommy D. Oct 24, 2012 04:59 AM

              Not a Manhattan rec, but I think the scallion and egg fried rice at Spicy & Tasty in Flushing is terrific.

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                swannee RE: kdgchow Oct 24, 2012 06:36 AM

                Agree with Spicy & Tasty, their salt fish fried rice is also wonderful, rather curious, since it is basically Southern Chinese). But fr Manhattan, if one doesn't care about decor, would stick with Yuen Yuen (which BTW now as an English language menu, though they don't translate the weird stuff like the deer penis and rattle snake). Their fried rice is perfect, not greasy at all, and texturally ideal. And super cheap.

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                  Tommy D. RE: swannee Oct 24, 2012 07:44 AM

                  I'll have to try Spicy and Tasty.

                  My Filipina girlfriend keeps talking about fried rice with crab roe, or taba ng talangka, with lots of garlic, but doesn't know of any restaurant in NYC that serves it.

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                    Polecat RE: swannee Oct 24, 2012 07:52 AM

                    As long as we're in Flushing, I'll plug my favorite: the Golden Thread House Special at Canton Gourmet.

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                  BrickPM RE: Tommy D. Oct 24, 2012 03:29 PM

                  it's nothing crazy but the ground pork and chicken fried rice at yunnan kitchen has these pickled chive blossoms in it that give the dish these faintly sour pops that i find very addictive

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                    foodwhisperer RE: BrickPM Oct 25, 2012 09:52 PM

                    Lotus Blue has very good fried rice that sounds similar to yunnan Kitchen they describe it as follows: Ground Pork And Yunnan Pickled Turnip Fried Rice * aromatic ground pork, yunnan pickled turnip, red sweet pepper, green chili, garlic chives, mint, basil and cilantro

                    I have never had bad Young Chow Fried Rice , i had some tonite in NJ. It's my favorite,

                    Filipino garlic rice is good, but not exciting and not for all tastes.

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                      MrGrumpy RE: foodwhisperer Oct 26, 2012 01:07 PM

                      What is bagoong rice on the Maharlika menu?

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                        debinqueens RE: MrGrumpy Oct 26, 2012 04:45 PM

                        it's a pork fried rice enhanced with a lot of what seems like a mix of mango chutney and mango pickle combined. more salty than sweet. i think there may be shrimp paste (or some sort of seafood-derived condiment) in there as well.

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                          swannee RE: MrGrumpy Oct 26, 2012 07:35 PM

                          Bagoong is Filipino shrimp paste, more like Chinese Haam Ha (xian xia) than like Malaysian belacan or Indonesian trassi (much saltier and less fermented). IMO a better shrimp paste fried rice is to be had at Sripaphai made wit Thai kapi, much like belacan.

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                            foodwhisperer RE: swannee Oct 26, 2012 09:57 PM

                            Did you have the bagoong rice at Maharlika Swannee? you say a better version is at Sripaphai. There is a Filipino Bagoong Fried rice which is like the Thai Khao Krok Kapi. The rice is sometimes fried with pork and sugar and bagoong alarming (salted fermented shrimp paste) and maybe green mango and some patis .(fish sauce) thai nam pla. I haven't had it at Sripapahi and I surely will, and it is probably better than the one at Maharlika, I don't remember the bagoong rice at Maharlika being fried at all. So I'm not sure they make it right. I did have it once there and once at Sa Aming a Nayon, and it was not made right there either. The Thai version is spicier also. So its sweet sour and spicy, salty,, the one at Maharlika i remember as only being salty.

                    2. Ziggy41 RE: Tommy D. Oct 26, 2012 04:18 PM

                      I dont eat fried rice very often but the most memorable one I had was at Nom Wah Tea Parlor

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                        sugartoof RE: Ziggy41 Apr 1, 2013 07:16 PM

                        It's not bad providing you like the frozen peas and carrots, greasy variety. Sometimes that hits the spot.

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                        comiendosiempre RE: Tommy D. Oct 26, 2012 06:17 PM

                        I will go out on a limb here and say some of the best "fried rice" really isnt traditional fried rice. Its in a very hot ceramic bowl of Dolsot bimbimbop. With just cooked rice on top qnd the really crunchy stuff at the bottom. All mixed with veggies, some meat, a fried egg and hot sauce. Served with a long spoon and sit back....

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                          debinqueens RE: comiendosiempre Oct 26, 2012 06:55 PM

                          well, that's a mighty fine dish. and maybe a "fried rice" as well. when the bottom is crisped right, and you get the broth at the end, that's one lovely cold weather meal. do you have any particular favorite places?

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                            halo RE: debinqueens Oct 26, 2012 11:02 PM

                            my personal favorite is Danji's bacon chorizo kimchi paella. it's pretty much a kimchi fried rice but the soccarat makes a world of a difference.. the jidori hen egg seals the deal!.

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                          fooder RE: Tommy D. Oct 29, 2012 11:06 AM

                          Most of the suggestions here tend to focus on the different types of add-ons put together with the fried rice. I'm curious what recs are there for technique? Of course high quality ingredients would be nice, but I'm more interested in good wok hei, the right moisture level, and the quality of the rice itself.

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                            Riverman500 RE: Tommy D. Apr 1, 2013 03:29 PM

                            The fried rice (with duck, tonkatsu and sweet potato) at Ma Peche is tasty.

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                              Scott_C RE: Tommy D. May 31, 2013 10:48 AM

                              Chinese sausage fried rice at Yunnan Kitchen.

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                                Pookipichu RE: Tommy D. May 31, 2013 01:20 PM

                                The fried rice at Hakkasan is excellent.

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                                  Scott_C RE: Tommy D. Sep 13, 2013 09:40 AM

                                  Kao Pat Pu - Traditional Crab Fried Rice with Egg, Cilantro & Lime at Uncle Boons. Delicious.

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                                    foodwhisperer RE: Scott_C Sep 13, 2013 09:11 PM

                                    I agree that the fried rice at Uncle Boon is very delicious.
                                    I also like the fried rice with pickled turnips at Lotus Blue, and the fried rice at Red Farm is good too. As I think about it, I love fried rice I also like the Yung Chow Fried rice at Golden Unicorn and the Kale Fried Rice at Ngam

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                                    peter j RE: Tommy D. Sep 27, 2013 12:13 PM

                                    Fried Rice Hunan Style at Hunan Manor. I have no idea what's in it, but it's spicy, smoky and addictive.

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