Cheesy Baked Seafood Rice {Restaurant Lunch}

Cheese, fried rice, and seafood aren’t really words that you’d expect to see together on a menu.
And I swear I’m trying to make this a healthy-living blog.

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But what can you do when the restaurant you’re planning to go to has a SUPPEEEERRR long line? Yup – drive a block down and go to the local Cantonese “cha chan ting”.

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“Tea restaurants” are little places that sell brunch, lunch, and dinner, as well as *obviously* tea. They aren’t my favourite (actually I strongly dislike them) because Cantonese restaurants are masters of fusion food.

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What’s that? Fusion food is when two cuisines, say Chinese and American, are blended together. When this happens, creative and crazy food combinations are born. I’ve seen Korean tacos, filet-o-fish sushi, and even hamburger fried rice. I like my food pure and authentic, thank you!

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This meal, however, wasn’t as bad as I’d have guessed.
It’s essentially long jasmine rice stir-fried with egg, then topped with seafood (mussels, scallops, shrimp, white fish, something else that I can’t remember…), and doused with a creamy white sauce similar to Alfredo. Then, cheddar and mozzarella cheese are sprinkled on top, and the whole dish is broiled. Like Alfredo pasta and seafood fried rice had a baby, this meal was cheesy seafood fried rice.

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Good, but not great. I ate the seafood and left the rice. We were going for ice cream after, and I didn’t need all of the calories from fat.
I did, however, burn my tongue on the first bite. I just couldn’t wait to dig into the melty cheese! :mrgreen:

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Happy Tuesday everyone. I will update you soon with a great Mom-meal post! 🙂

QUESTION OF THE DAY!
Do you like fusion food?

I find it okay, but it sorta creeps me out a little bit. Even things like Hawaiian pizza, which I know isn’t Hawaiian, makes me iffy. Greek quinoa sushi? Yeah, no. I’d just rather have the real thing! How about you? Let me know below!

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