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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With 100 recipes, this is the first book to explore the vibrant food culture of Macau--an east-meets-west melting pot of Chinese, Portuguese, Malaysian, and Indian foodways--as seen through the lens of the cult favorite Chicago restaurant, Fat Rice.

An hour's ferry ride from Hong Kong, on the banks of the Pearl River in China, lies Macau--a modern, cosmopolitan city with an unexpected history. For centuries, Macau was one of the world's greatest trading ports: a Portuguese outpost and crossroads along the spice route, where travelers from Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and mainland China traded resources, culture, and food. The Adventures of Fat Rice is the story of how two Chicago chefs discovered and fell in love with this fascinating and, at least until now, unheralded cuisine. With dishes like Minchi (a classic Macanese meat hash), Po Kok Gai (a Portuguese-influenced chicken curry with chouriço and olives), and Arroz Gordo (if paella and fried rice had a baby), now you, too, can bring the eclectic and wonderfully unique--yet enticingly familiar--flavors of Macau into your own kitchen.
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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