The Adventures of Fat Rice

The Adventures of Fat Rice

Recipes From the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Located just an hour away from Hong Kong on the banks of the Pearl River in China, Macau is one of the wealthiest cities in the world-the so-called oLas Vegas of the East,o and the only place in China where gambling is legal. However, Macau's modern-day glitz belies its rich, centuries-old history as one of the greatest trading ports in the world. Ruled by Portugal from the 1600s until 1999, Macau was a crossroads along the spice route, and a place where travelers from Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and mainland China traded resources, culture, and food-making Macanese cuisine one of the most eclectic and deliciously unique food traditions in the world. Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo are the chefs and owners of the wildly popular and critically-lauded Chicago restaurant Fat Rice, where they serve their own unique take on the food of Macau. The Adventures of Fat Rice is a fun and whimsical tear through modern-day Macau-and the minds of two wildly creative chefs. Dishes like Hong Kong French Toast (Macau's version of dim sum), Po Kok Gai (a Portuguese chicken curry), and the titular Arroz Gordo (if Spanish paella and Chinese fried rice had a baby) are enticingly exotic yet accessible and even playful. Featuring a mish-mash of classic and interpretative dishes, plus comic book-style illustrations and edgy location photography, The Adventures of Fat Rice will be the first book to bring the eclectic, richly satisfying, and previously unheralded food of Macau to the mainstream.
Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781607748953
Branch Call Number: 641.595 CONLON
Characteristics: 311 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Jan 25, 2017

I'm a Macau native and find this book interesting. Have not have some of the items on the list but have seen and ate most of it while growing up. It brings back a lot of food memories. The cartoon is a plus and makes the instruction a lot easier to understand. Macau food has a lot of history but the photos and graphic brings it up to date. Even if you are not a foodie or a cook, this is a great book to read about cultures in the world. Explore the melting pot and how it all fit into and translate back into the everyday life of Macau.

Jan 23, 2017

Refreshingly different - and I am not only referring to the recipes. Just going through it is a mixture of reading a comic and an imagined island vacation. There is no need to feel intimidated by this "exotic" cuisine - get right into it! Especially, have a look at the pickles.


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