The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau
Macau, a tourist destination on the south coast of China, has a true crossroads cuisine: Portuguese, African, Malay, and Indian tastes can be found in restaurants and food stalls throughout the city.
Abe and Hugh, co-authors of The Adventures of Fat Rice, spent a short but fateful time in Macau, where the easy mix of cultures and tastes made a lasting impression. After kicking around several ideas for a restaurant, they kept returning to Macau. Although the idea of offering a Macanese menu felt like a risk, their passion for this unique Asian comfort food took over and Fat Rice opened its doors in Chicago in 2012. The name comes from arroz gordo, one of Macau’s most famous dishes.
Enjoy these 3 recipes: Chilli Prawns, Coconut Rice, and Portuguese Barbecued Clams.
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