|Fried Rice Classic|
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Who better to hold a fried rice competition then a company whose own fried rice creation is renowned among culinary experts? Chen Fu Ji Imperial Golden Fried Rice has the reputation of being the most expensive fried rice in the world - expect to pay around S$25.00 at one of their two Singapore restaurants. But then again, this is no ordinary dish of fried rice - for one thing, each individual rice grain is coated with golden egg. Its reputation has grown to the point that Imperial Golden Fried Rice was voted the hottest dish at the 1996 Singapore Food Festival.
Chen Fu Ji recently held their annual Fried Rice Classic in Singapore. Competition was stiff - many of the competitors have developed their own special touches, from using dragon fruit as a garnish to creating a sauce made with century year old eggs. Nine local professional chefs made it through the early rounds and into the finals, where they were joined by three overseas competitors. The group of twelve produced their best efforts in front of a judging panel that included celebrity television chef and cookbook author Martin Yan.
Judging was based on the following criteria: thirty percent for creativity, thirty percent for presentation, taste, color and fragrance, twenty percent for practicality, and twenty percent for cost of ingredients. Competitors competed in three categories: International, Amateur, and Student. The winners in each category displayed their ingenuity by using a variety of exotic ingredients, from pandan leaves to jasmine tea.
You'll find the three winning recipes from this year's competition on the following pages. A few of the ingredients are rather exotic and hard to find outside Asia. Nonetheless, I hope these unusual recipes will inspire you the next time you're cooking Chinese food!
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