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A Simple Recipe for Fried Rice with Crab from NYC Thai Restaurant Fish Cheeks

A small coalition of New York’s best Asian-American chefs and restaurant owners, frustrated by the recent violence against Asian Americans and the lack of media coverage, have launched a grass-roots initiative called #Enough is enough. The focus is on donating meals to homeless shelters that serve primarily Asian-American, black and brown populations while raising awareness. In addition to the food donations, the group organized a virtual cooking class on February 22nd. All 22 restaurants involved are small, popular local spots, many with no more than 30 seats, but together they do well the initiative’s mission: to show the power of collective action.

While enough is enough it has achieved its goal to increase $ 25,000Any donations made beyond this mark will be given to charities that help needy Asian communities such as: Send Chinatown Love, and Welcome to Chinatownand Yin Chang and Moonlynn Tsai Heart of dinner. „Hopefully, by showing up with our voices and defending ourselves against hatred in the Asian-American community, we can lead by example,” said Jennifer Saesue, co-owner of Fish Cheeks.

Fish Cheeks focuses on seafood Thai restaurant in New York’s NoHo. One of the most requested orders is fried rice with crab meat; It is made from dried out jasmine rice and has been on the menu since the restaurant opened. Below, the co-owners of Fish Cheeks, Saesue and Ohm Suansilphong, share their recipe in full. Try it at home the next time you have dried out jasmine rice. You will find that the recipe is straightforward and you will no doubt enjoy the extra layer of flavor that the chicken powder adds.

Fish cheek crab fried rice


1 1/2 ounces canola oil
2 eggs
1 cup of cooked jasmine rice that has been dried overnight
1/4 tablespoon of salt
1/4 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 tablespoon of chicken powder, preferably Knorr
1 teaspoon soy sauce
4 ounces of crab meat
1 bunch of spring onions, chopped
Coriander for garnish

Step 1: Heat a large pan over high heat. Once it’s hot, add the oil. Reduce the heat to medium and add the eggs. Stir them until they are almost cooked through.

Step 2: Add the rice, being careful to break it open so it heats evenly.

Step 3: Add the salt, sugar, chicken powder, and soy sauce. Mix well.

Step 4: Add the crab meat. Once it’s heated through, remove the pan from the heat and add the spring onions.

Step 5: Garnish with coriander and serve.