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Jook @ Fat Wong's in Millbrae

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Jook @ Fat Wong's in Millbrae

Melanie Wong | Apr 28, 2006 12:58 AM

On one of those recent 40 days and 40 nights of rain and cold, I stopped at Fat Wong's for a latish and quick dinner. After a short wait, soon I was seated at a table with some hot tea. My order of raw fish slices jook came out fast. Made with carp here, the slices of fish were thickish and already poaching in the hot rice porridge. This had a muddier taste and less sweetness than the steelhead often served elsewhere in this style. Still, the jook itself was quite nice after adding a bit of salt to pop out the flavors. The scallions and crunchies served on the side were a nice touch. If I'd had more time, I would have asked for a bit of ginger with the fish. Now warmed through I was back on the road in less than an hour.

I noticed that the majority of the tables had an order of chicken fried rice. Is it particularly good here?

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