Fat Rice

Asian Fusion

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  • 2015 Best Chinese
  • 2016 Best Asian
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Overview

Macau and Portugal meet in the Asian fusion menu at Michelin-recommended Fat Rice in buzzy Logan Square. Dig into an intriguing Portuguese-focused wine list and the signature “Arroz Gordo” dish that resembles paella by way of Macau. Snag a spot at the counter to gaze over the open kitchen garnering local and national raves.

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Accolades

  • Michelin Bib Gourmand 2015-2016
  • Number 16: Phil Vettel's Top 50 Restaurants 2016 - Chicago Tribune
  • Essential 38 Restaurants 2015 - Eater National
  • Top 10 Restaurants of 2014 — Chicago Tribune
  • Best New Restaurants in America 2013 — Bon Appetit
  • Zagat rating of 24 out of 30

Menu for Fat Rice

Dinner Menu

Bites

  • Lemongrass Carrot
    $4.00
  • Mixed Jumpwater Pickles
    $4.00
  • Smoky Tofu & Mushroom
    $4.00
  • Sweet & Sour Eggplant w/ Spicy Peanut
    $4.00

Small Plates

  • Linguiça portuguese country sausage, chilli cabbage, ginger, olive
    $8.00
  • Bacalhau salt cod spread, olive, chilli, mint, bread
    $9.00

Noodles & Dumplings

  • Fat Noodle - Hand Rolled Rice Noodle mushroom & egg or x.o. sauce
    $14.00
  • Potstickers pork, shrimp, dill, black vinegar dipping sauce
    $12.00

Entrees to Share

  • Malay Vegetable Curry seasonal vegetables, sweet potato, tofu puff, cashew curry
    $16.00
  • Porco Balichang Tamarind O braised sweet & sour pork belly, tamarind, pineapple, pressed rice
    $16.00
  • Po Kok Gai A. K. A. Portuguese Chicken chorizo, olives, cabbage, potato, mild coconut curry, lemon
    $20.00
  • Piri Piri Chicken A. K. A. Galinha a Africana char-grilled half bird, grilled potato, spicy "african" tomato peanut sauce
    $24.00
  • Raba-Raba seasonal greens, green papaya, mushroom exmargal (mackeral chutney)
    $12.00

Sides

  • Coconut Rice fried shallot, sesame
    $3.00
  • Papo Seco portuguese bread & butter
    $3.00

Arroz Gordo (Fat Rice)

  • Our Namesake, Arroz Gordo, Lit. "substantial rice" is the celebratory dish of macau. reminiscent of paella, arroz gordo is a bountiful, home-style, layered rice dish usually prepared for family and friends on special occasions.
    $48.00
  • Jasmine Rice Laced with sofrito, chinese sausage, salted duck and topped with portuguese chicken thighs, char sui pork, linguiça sausage, fatty prawns, clams, tea eggs, croutons, assorted pickles and sauces
    $48.00

Finishing up

  • Macau Rice Crisp nori, sesame, pork floss, shallot caramel
    $6.00
  • Serradura cream cheese mousse, guava, tea biscuit crumb
    $7.00

Beverage Menu

Booze

Red Wine

  • House Red
    B $25.00
  • Luberri Rioja "Biga," Spain '09 Old-vine Tempranillo from the Basque side. Gorgeous pure red fruits combine with subtle oak spice
    G $11.00
    C $33.00
    B $50.00
  • Quinta do Infantado, Duoro, Portugal '09 Dry, full bodied with spicy and floral notes
    G $10.00
    C $30.00
    B $45.00
  • Casa de Samia, Colheita Tinto, Bairrada, Portugal '12 Primarily the indigenous Baga varietal. Big, juicy, black cherry, silky tannins
    G $11.00
    C $33.00
    B $50.00
  • Quinta da Bica, Tinto Reserva, Seia, Portugal '05 Deep, full structure with refined ripe fruit; traditional of the Dão region
    B $75.00
  • Aphros "Vinhao" Vinho Tinto, Vinho Verde, Portugal, '11 100% Vinhao. Spontaneous fermentation in granite tanks. Notes of sour cherry and wild berry fruit. Mature tannins and brilliant acidity
    B $50.00
  • Gravato Tinto Vinhas Velhas, Meda, Portugal '08 Refreshing acidity with soft tannis & juicy cherry & plum notes from the Beira interior
    B $52.00
  • Ventura Ribeira Sacra "Caneiro," Spain '11 Great example of Galicia's indigenous varietal Menca - 80+ yr old vines on schist soil. Mineral, currant & cherry notes on the complex finish
    B $48.00
  • Cellar Pardas, Negre Franc, Penedes, Spain, '10 Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Saugivnon & Sumoll. Fleshy black fruit, persistant tannins & a long, elegant finish
    B $65.00
  • Muxagat, Tinta Barroca, Douro, Portugal '11 A rare single varieltal, Tinta Barroco, from the cooler Douro Superior, young & fresh with a long finish
    B $38.00
  • Filipa Pato, Vinho Tinto, "Baga," Bairrada, Portugal, '12 100% Baga. Thick skinned grapes, rich by lean tannins with high structural acidity. Flavors of black plums, hints of coffee, tobacco and smoke
    B $52.00
  • Quinta da Pellada Tinto, Dão, Portugal '11 Elegant blend of indigenous varietals Touriga. Nacional, Jaen, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro
    B $125.00
  • Quinta Vale D. Maria, Douro, Portugal '11 The flagship estate wine, a field blend from 65-year-old vines. Bold, concentrated, exceptional.
    B $95.00
  • Quinta do Mouro, Tinto, Alentejano, Portugal '07 Hand harvested local varietals from schist soils. Aged 24 months in new French oak barrels. Deep black fruit with bright & balanced acidity
    B $90.00

Sparkling

  • Casa de Saima, Espumante, Reserva Bruto, Bairrada, Portugal, '12 Methode Champenoise, Bical, Maria Gomes, Chardonnay. Clean, fruit driven, complex, bone-dry
    G $10.00
    B $45.00
  • Avinyó Cava Blanc de Noirs Reserva, Spain N.V. 100% Pinot Noir. Our most Champagne-like sparkling from the Nadal's
    B $57.00
  • Ameztoi "Hijo de Rubentis" Txakolina Rose, Getaria, Spain, '12 Indigenous Hondarribi Zuri & Beltza. Crisp and naturally spritzy with dried strawberry notes
    B $65.00
    M $135.00

White Wine

  • House White
    B $25.00
  • Amizade Godello, '1 Monterrei, Spain '11 Crisp, layered & refreshing storm of citrus & mineral from Gerardo Mendez
    G $9.00
    C $27.00
    B $41.00
  • Alvaro Castro DAC "Encruzado," Dao, Portugal, '11 100% encruzado. Flavors or ripe citrus & poached pear with a clean mineral finish
    G $9.00
    C $36.00
    B $54.00
  • Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken, Mosel, Germany '12 Medium dry, bold fruit, crisp & elegant
    G $12.00
    C $36.00
    B $54.00
  • Celler Pardas, "Rupestris," Penedes, Spain, '13 Indigenous Spanish varietals grown on limestone rich soil. Pears, apricots & peaches overlay a marked acidic background. Electric, fresh & slightly bitter finish
    B $45.00
  • Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas Branco, Beiras, Portugal '11 Local varietals - Bical, Cerceal, & Sercialinho. Clean & pure. Peach, citrus, nutty aromas.
    B $42.00
  • Quinta do Ameal, Escolha, Ponte de Lima, Portugal '12 Hand selected Loureiro. Low yield. Bright and herbacious, kissed by French Oak
    B $68.00
  • Alvaro Castro, Branco Reserva, Dao, Portugal '11 Lightly toasted with structured acidity. Apricots, apples and a plesant minerality
    B $50.00
  • Muxagat OS Xistos Altos Branco, Douro, Portugal '11 100% Rabigato. Full bodied and balanced. Ocean breeze, white flowers, juniper
    B $80.00
  • Casal Figueria, "Antonio" Branco, Lisboa, Portugal '12 Bio-D, 100% endangered Vital. Citrus, mineral, honey. 9 months on French Oak
    B $65.00
  • Soalheiro Alvarinho Reserva, Minho, Portugal '12 Counted amongst the greatest wines of Portugal. A rare and complez Alvarinho. Tropical fruit & beurre noisette
    B $75.00

Rose/Palhete

  • Bodegas Ostatu Rosado, Rioja Spain '13 Tempranillo & garnacha from old vines. Light & Refreshing. Red current, rose, watermelon
    G $10.00
    C $30.00
    B $45.00
  • Celler Pardas, Sumoll Rosat, Penedes, Spain, '13 100% Sumoll. Predominantley clayey-calcareous soil. Intense fresh fruit: red apple peel, ripe cherries, pomegranate & figs with a long, dry, bitter finish
    B $45.00

Fortifieds

  • Quinta Do Infantado White Port
    $8.00
  • Gutierrez Colosia Fino "Elcano" Sherry
    $8.00
  • El Maestro Sierra "Amoroso" Sherry
    $7.00
  • Rare Wine Co. "Charleston" Sercial Madeira
    $11.00
  • Barbeito '96 Single Cask Maderia "Colheita Cask 23"
    $16.00
  • Noilly Pratt Sweet Or Dry Vermouth
    $6.00
  • Atxa White Vermouth
    $9.00
  • Atxa Red Vermouth
    $9.00
  • Quinta Do Infantado 10-year Tawny Port
    $10.00
  • Jose Maria Da Fonseca '04 Muscatel DE Setubal
    $6.00

Spirits

  • jacques bonet brandy
    $8.00
  • adega velha da casa d'avelleda old brandy
    $12.00
  • Guillon-painturaud Cognac V.s.o.p.
    $14.00
  • Fernet Brancaamaro
    $8.00
  • Averna Amaro Siciliano
    $9.00
  • Maurin Quina Liqueur
    $10.00
  • Royal Combier Liqueur
    $10.00
  • Campari
    $7.00
  • Lillet Blanc
    $7.00

Liquor

  • Ch Vodka
    $8.00
  • Martin Miller's Gin
    $8.00
  • Very Old Barton 100 Proof Bourbon
    $7.00
  • Novo Fogo Cachaca
    $7.00
  • Old New Orleans Crystal White Rum
    $7.00
  • Matusalem Rum Clasico
    $7.00
  • Matusalem Gran Reserva
    $7.00

Cocktails

  • Singapore, 1932 house spiced bourbon, sweet vermouth, maurin le quina, luxardo maraschino, chocolate bitters
    $12.00
  • Braganza black tea infused brandy, white port, grapefruit, rosemary
    $12.00
  • Gintonic gin, citrus, thai basil
    $9.00
  • Goldie Royal royal combier, cherry liqueur, cava, lemon
    $10.00
  • Kalimotxo #2 red wine, coke, amaro siciliano, lemon
    $9.00
  • The Lover hibiscus vodka, ginger syrup, basil seed "bubbles"
    $11.00
  • Salty G gin, citrus cordial, salted preserved plum
    $9.00

Beer

  • Old Style, Milwaukee, WI, 4.72%
    12 Oz Can $3.00
  • Sagres, Portuguese lager, 5.1%
    11.2 Oz Can $5.00
  • Tiger Beer, lager, Singapore, 5.1%
    11.2 Oz Can $5.00
  • Blance De Bruzelles, Belgian wit, 4.5%
    16.9 Oz Can $6.00
  • Off Color Apex Predator, Chicago, IL farmhouse ale, 6.5%
    12oz Bottle $7.00
  • Lagunitas Daytime Ipa, Petaluma, CA, 4.65%
    12 Oz Btl $6.00
  • Bell's Amber Ale, Kalamazoo, MI, 5.8%
    12oz Bottle $6.00
  • Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale, Marshall, MI, 7%
    11.2 Oz Bottle $7.00
  • Vanderghinste Oud Brun Flanders Sour Ale, Belgium, 5.5%
    11.2 Oz Bottle $11.00
  • Lion Stout, Sri Lanka, 8.8%
    12 Oz Can $6.00

Cider

  • Isastegi sagrado '12 Basque Country, Spain A refreshingly dry & rustic Spanish cider. with yeasty notes & a tart finish
    G $8.00
    B $32.00
  • Poma Aurea, Sidra de Asturias, Asturias, Spain An elegant, Champagne-like cider with soft yeast elements, bright apple & balanced minerality
    B $48.00

Coffee & Tea

Tea By Rare Tea Cellar

Single Serving Bottomless Pots

  • Kickin' Ninja House Blend
    $5.00
  • Mallorca Melon
    $5.00
  • Citron Chamomile
    $5.00
  • Passion Fruit Dream Green
    $5.00
  • Emperor's Genmaicha
    $5.00
  • Moonlight Jasmine Blossom
    $7.00
  • Magnolia Blossom Oolong
    $5.00
  • 2010 Sicilian Blood Orange Pu-erh
    $6.00
  • Freak of Nature Oolong
    $9.00
  • 2012 First Flush Darjeeling
    $5.00
  • Emperor's Aged Keemum
    $9.00

Non-Alcoholic

  • Sparrow Coffee (Bottomless)
    $4.00
  • Sparkling Water
    $1.00
  • Fever Tree Tonic Water
    $3.50
  • Iced Tea
    $5.00
  • Iced Tea Shrub
    $6.00
  • Coke Or Sprite
    Bottle $3.00

House-Made Soda

  • Ginger
    $5.00
  • Grapefruit & Black-Spice
    $5.00
  • Salty Lime
    $5.00

Brunch Menu

Lil' Stuff

  • Sour Chilli Cabbage garlic, chilli oil
    $3.00
  • Jumpwater Pickles radish, carrot, kohlrabi, aji
    $3.00
  • Charlie's Peanuts lotus, burdock, star anise
    $3.00
  • Fried Egg Tofu trumpet mushroom, scallion, maple syrup
    $8.00
  • Chinese Almond Pudding asian pear, strawberry, coconut, thai basil
    $6.00
  • Portuguese Egg Tart (2pc) puff pastry, custard, love, secrets
    $5.00

Dumplings

  • Chive Dumpling (4pc) black vinegar, chilli, seasonal vegetables
    $10.00
  • Steamed Yong Tau Fo vegetables and tofu stuffed with fish mousse
    $8.00
  • Boiled Pork Dumpling (6pc) sichuan garlic oil, sweet soy sauce
    $8.00
  • Side of Coconut Rice
    $3.00

Big Stuff

  • Macanese Hash stirfried minced pork & beef, fried egg, coconut, potato, crouton
    $10.00
  • Bone-In Pork Chop Bun jumpwater pickles, crab chips, chinese mustard
    $9.00
  • Lacassa Noodle Soup shrimp, fishball, bok choy, rice noodle
    $13.00
  • Vegetable Lacassa Noodle Soup curry, coconut broth, seasonal veg, bok choy, tea egg, rice noodle, tofu puff
    $11.00
  • Hong Kong Toast peanut butter, banana, papaya, curry coconut cashew
    $12.00

2957 West Diversey Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Lively, Modern
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (773) 661-9170
  • Private Dining Room: No