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Fat Rice introduced Chicagoans to the unique spice blends of Portuguese speaking areas of Macau, the autonomous region in southern China. Not only can't you get these flavors anywhere else in town,... Read More
Fat Rice introduced Chicagoans to the unique spice blends of Portuguese speaking areas of Macau, the autonomous region in southern China. Not only can't you get these flavors anywhere else in town, but Chef Abraham Conlon and co-owner Adrienne Lo also gifted us with a bakery and The Ladies' Room lounge, so yeah, we can almost live there. The Macanese restaurant is loaded with awards since it opened in 2012 and the depth of flavors and breadth options make it difficult to specify best dishes. Try house-cured salt cod spread swabbed on freshly baked bread; pork and ginger dumplings; fried breakfast tofu; or rice noodle stir fry with shrimp, char siu pork, tofu, garlic chive and pickled ginger. First timers will want to go with the signature "Fat Rice" or Arroz Gordo, a layered rice dish containing curried chicken, linguiça, wood-roasted beef and chili prawns. Damn keto and have Portuguese bread.
- Best Restaurants: "Stop by the Chinese/Portuguese bakery serving fresh bread, sweet and savory buns and confections plus Malaysian hand-pulled milk teas and coffees."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: You know the phrase, "It's all good"? It had to have originated at Fat Rice.