We’re experiencing another cold front in Chicago this week, but that didn’t keep us home on Valentine’s Day. While Tom was slaving away at work, I took the kids out for brunch at Fat Rice, one of our favorite restaurants.
Fat Rice is known for arroz gordo, a Macanese rice dish filled with meat, tea eggs, and seafood, but we chose a bunch of lighter dishes so we wouldn’t fill up on just one. I promised the kids I’d order arroz gordo next time.
Some of the new dishes (for us):
Pickled cabbage and pickled radishes, along with curry fish balls (which we’ve had before and couldn’t pass up this time):
Minchi hash, a Macanese meat and rice dish served with an egg on top.
Since Jake doesn’t eat eggs, Fat Rice so graciously served it on the side.
We also ordered fried egg tofu with mushrooms served in a bamboo steamer:
And we couldn’t pass up other favorites, including curry congee served with sides of pork floss, peanuts, potato croutons, and diced tea egg:
This Hong Kong French toast is to die for. I only had a couple bites because the kids love it so much.
But let’s face it. The best part of a Fat Rice brunch is their Portuguese egg tarts.
The owners of Fat Rice just signed a book deal to write a cookbook based on their restaurant. My whole family is thrilled about this book and I can’t wait to review it later on this blog!