What do you think of our fried rice? Of the many items in Asian Mint’s menu, we think our fried rice is the easiest to get into, next to our Pad Thai. There are different varieties of fried rice available on our menu, each one packed with its own flavor. They also pair nicely with the chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, and scallops we have available.
Well, according to Foursquare, our fried rice is good – good enough to land us on the third spot in its list of 15 Best Places for Fried Rice in Dallas. It’s just awesome, awesome news.
Thank you, our beloved Mint Fanatics, for putting us on the Foursquare map once again.
How did Asian Mint end up in the Foursquare best fried rice list?
As many of us know, Foursquare is a mobile app that you can use to search for stuff within your neighborhood. A great place to have coffee, for instance, or where you can score an awesome slice of cheesecake, or maybe the best place for a karaoke party. Foursquare has that covered.
But that’s not the only thing you can do on Foursquare. You can rate places you’ve been to and leave comments about them. You can also share tips that other users may find helpful in making their own choices.
What does this have to do with Asian Mint’s fried rice?
Apparently, we’ve got enough positive feedback from Foursquare users to rate a place on the Foursquare list. The chicken and shrimp versions of our Asian rice got on separate list, too. This isn’t the first Foursquare list that’s got Asian Mint in it. We also got some Foursquare love for our veggie dumplings. And then, there’s that list of Best Asian Restaurants in Dallas. We’re definitely thrilled about that.
What is Fried Rice?
It is a dish of cooked rice that has been stir-fried in a wok or a frying pan and is usually mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, seafood, or meat. It is often eaten by itself or as an accompaniment to another dish.
It is often eaten by itself or as an accompaniment to another dish. This is a popular component of East Asian, Southeast Asian and certain South Asian cuisines. As a homemade dish, this is typically made with ingredients left over from other dishes, leading to countless variations. The rice first developed during the Sui Dynasty in China and as such all rice dishes can trace their origins to Chinese fried rice.
It is also a popular street food in Asia. In some Asian countries, small restaurants, street vendors and traveling hawkers specialize in serving this Asian rice. In Indonesian cities it is common to find this street hawkers moving through the streets with their food cart and stationing it in busy streets or residential areas. Many Southeast Asian street food stands offer this staple food with a selection of optional garnishes and side dishes.
Have you tried It?
As mentioned earlier, Asian Mint has a selection of rice dishes that you can pair with chicken, beef, shrimp, scallop, or vegetables and tofu. If you haven’t tried them yet, please do next time you’re in one of the Asian Mint locations.
So, what kind does Asian Mint have on the menu? First off, we have our classic house fried rice, which is jasmine white rice with eggs, green and white onions, and tomatoes. Then, there’s yellow fried rice, which is our house rice mixed with yellow curry powder and without tomatoes. If you love some spice, you certainly must try our green basil rice, which is jasmine white rice with egg, red bell pepper, Thai basil, and Thai chili basil soy.
A fan favorite is our pineapple cashew fried rice. As its name suggests, this dish is made with pineapple and cashew mixed in jasmine white rice, along with tomatoes, egg, and green and white onions.
We also have two types of crab rice: crab fried rice and crab lover’s special. The crab fried rice is a mix of jasmine white rice, crabmeat, fresh cucumber, fresh tomatoes, egg, and green onion. The crab lover’s special is a house specialty. Aside from crabmeat fried rice, it’s served with crispy soft-shell crab, fresh cucumber and tomatoes, scallions, and house-made orange sauce.
Try these Asian food beauties next time you’re in Asian Mint. See you there!