Fat Dragon

Fat Dragon Is Here, and It’s Going to Make Chinese Takeout Great Again

They Put Bacon in the Fried Rice, So That’s a Strong Start

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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As relevant as Confucius is to your life, you’re often left wondering if Eminem and Tupac might not also have some useful advice to leave in your fortune cookies.

Be left wondering no more.

It’s a whole new world at Fat Dragon, a quick, easy little Chinese joint set on sprucing up your moo goo gai pan and wonton soup, now open in Silver Lake. Here’s the slideshow and the menu.

They’re doing Chinese a bit differently here. Like preparing your moo goo gai pan with Mary’s organic chicken. And slipping certified Angus beef into your pan-fried noodles. And lacing your fried rice with Chinese sausage and bacon. Because it’s the right thing to do.

You’ll show up with a clever date when you want to take a place among the red and black chairs under jars of loose tea and discuss the work of Wong Kar-Wai. And you’ll drop in solo when you want to just grab some orange chicken with a Mexican Coke and get back home to whatever you want to get back home to.

Either way, you’ll end this memorable repast with fortune cookies in flavors like green tea and blueberry-strawberry that bear quotes from Tupac, Einstein, Eminem and Kanye.

Great, now even fortune cookies are encouraging Kanye.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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