I’m Finding Tropical Fried Rice Better Than Simple Fried Rice

I do enjoy fried rice, but I’m thinking tropical fried rice is generally a better thing. This is a vast generalization, and obviously individual recipes can differ highly, but this is what I’m finding.

I am fond of fried rice as I usually find it at Chinese restaurants, particularly the port variety. However, it can often be somewhat dry, consisting many times of just pork, fried rice, and a couple (mainly decorative) green onions or carrot shavings:

However, then I tried tropical fried rice as I’ve found it at a couple of Thai restaurants. This is highly flavorful, not dry, and tends to have a bunch of things in it:

I don’t know why, but this is what I’m finding at a number of different, unrelated Chinese and Thai restaurants. Obviously recipes can differ a great deal, but my experience is suggesting that I’m going to dig ordering tropical fried rice at a Thai place much more than I’m going to enjoy fried rice at a Chinese place (or particularly a place pretending to be something related to Chinese cuisine, such as P.F. Chang’s). Perhaps there I should go for something different and save fried rice for the Thai restaurants I visit.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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