When I was growing up, bean sprouts were the only Asian ingredient you could find, and you could tell a good fried rice by the peas! When I moved to Byron Bay in 2008, the flavours of Melbourne’s Chinatown and Victoria Street are what I missed the most, so sometimes you have to make it yourself, just the way you like it.
This is comfort food – which can be healthy in its own right if it makes you feel good and you only have it occasionally. I bought all the ingredients at a local Asian retailer and I can’t vouch for the gluten-freeness of the Lup Cheong (Chinese sausage) so just leave it out if you’re suspicious. Use fresh prawns and add a scrambled egg if you prefer – I don’t because I can’t eat them – but you probably do.Print