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Old 11-07-2011, 02:17 AM   #51
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Plain fried rice should be bland as it is meant to be the last savory course palate cleanser.
I spent a lot of time in the oldest china town in europe and use sticks and a bowl to eat.
The way I was taught 50 yrs ago was to put some boiled rice in my bowl then reach across to the dishes in the center of the table, select from the dish I want for that mouth full, pick it up with the sticks and use the bowl/rice to catch the drips as I bring it back the sticks to my mouth, after a few mouthfuls the rice is fragrant with the drips I then hold the bowl to my mouth and use the sticks to scoop into my gob then start again.
Lo mai gai is one of the more traditional way to use leftovers.
I just read this am I pompous or what.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:28 AM   #52
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Like many I have become a food network junkie. I've never really been a foodie but lately I have been experimenting in the kitchen more and more. I have always had a couple of basic meals that were |dads" job, but am trying to expand my horizons more . I love asian food in all styles. I want to try to make a bunch of Japanese, Vietnamese, and thai recipes. Here is my problem.
So I made fried rice a couple of times now. I use Onions, peas, carrots, chicken and shrimp, some tomato sauce, soy sauce, garlic, day old rice fried in peanut oil in a wok. It tastes ok but not great. It's still missing something to keep it from being bland. I was hoping someone here may have some suggestions for what I have overlooked that will bring some flavor into my rice.

I appreciate any help you guys can give,

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I agree that I would omit the tomato. The addition of a bit of Chinese 5-spice, and maybe a touch of ginger will add loads of flavor, and if you haven't used them in your food a lot, it will be a great new flavor on your pallate. Use flavors that you like. You might add a bit of good soup base, such as chicken, pork, or beef, depending on the leftover meats you are adding. Maybe serve up the rice with a little home-made sweet and sour sauce, either mixed in, or on the side.

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Old 11-07-2011, 10:20 AM   #53
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I just read this am I pompous or what.
Bolas, actually, it describes the end of an asian meal very accurately. Some cultures regard bringing a plate/bowl into contact with one's mouth, and shoveling food into one's mouth with chopsticks or any other utensil, as impolite table manners. But it's the only practical way to finish off a bowl of rice that's become drenched in your meal's sauces.

I don't use this, but might suggest it -- MSG.
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I just read this am I pompous or what.
I didn't find it pompous. :) I didn't even find it long winded.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:24 AM   #55
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I didn't find it pompous. :) I didn't even find it long winded.
That's right. There is only one Chief Longwind of the North. My dear freind, Bolas, I have named - Duke Williwaw. If you don't know what that means, then Google is your freind.

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Thank you chief mate I thought at first it was a Gore Vidal ref so I googled it
Could I be Major General Trumpington "Duke" Williwaw MBE DSO VD and scars
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:11 AM   #57
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Thank you chief mate I thought at first it was a Gore Vidal ref so I googled it
Could I be Major General Trumpington "Duke" Williwaw MBE DSO VD and scars

My dear freind Bolas, you have earned for yourself whatever title you might choose, so long as it keeps in the spirit of "The People Who Speak What They Will" tribe.

As a Major General, you will be expected to defend our little tribe against any and all who would rail against us.

Let's See. Hmm. I'm still G.W., so the title you chose would make you TDW. Sounds good to me.

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