while Macau may be known now as a mecca for gamblers, Fat Rice is not playing games of chance when it comes to pairing and building flavors. And therein lies the fun of eating this food: there are so many unfamiliar tastes to discovery anew, and the chefs have done the hard work of refining their dishes, that diners can freely submit to the strongest pull of their curiosities.
When I asked my server to point out the dishes with deep fried components, his concerned "dietary restrictions?" was heartening. Yes sir, but not in the way you're expecting. He was beyond patient, walking me through each and every fried aspect of the menu, and with his help, I was able to cobble together a completely deep fried meal.