Today I took the kids to Fat Rice, Chicago’s only Macanese restaurant, to try their brunch. I’d eaten dinner there before–and loved it–but this was the first time for brunch. And it did not disappoint!
Fat Rice has an open kitchen and is cosy with communal tables or bar seating, so everyone eats all together. Perfect for a cold day!
My little ones have quite the sweet tooth, so we started with these delicious egg tarts. I normally don’t eat them because they’re usually lard balls, but these were amazing and made with butter.
They were so good, I ordered four to go! Next up was this almond pudding with pomegranate, plum, lychee, and basil seeds. We devoured it.
These curry fish balls were light and fluffy. The kids really enjoyed them, as did I.
As was the case with these green banana spring rolls. The sweet and savory combination was amazing.
This vegetable curry congee was unique and served with a chopped tea egg, peanuts, lotus root, and croutons. Again, delicious!
The kids shared these pork and shrimp dumplings, which they all said were fresh and very tasty.
I was especially excited to try the Hong Kong toast, a delicacy I often enjoyed at tea time when I lived in HK. Fat Rice’s version was exceptionally amazing. Filled with peanut butter and banana, the toast is fried and served with coconut cream, lychees and apple.
We had many refills of refreshing genmaicha, or roasted rice tea.
And finally the bill, but not before our friendly and helpful waitress handed over my four egg tarts to go!
Fat Rice is open for brunch Friday-Sunday and dinner Tuesday-Saturday.