4 restaurants where rice is a meal
Rice is a staple all over the world. Although many tend to view it as a side dish, it actually serves as the basis for many winning main courses. We give you four examples drawn from East and West.
KO GU RYO, Commack
At this Korean newcomer, the gopdal bibimbap is a must-order. The traditional Korean dish of steamed rice, ground beef and vegetables comes in a stone pot, the rice crisped around the edges, imparting a lovely crunch to every bite. Mix in a spicy sauce to taste.
HAVANA CENTRAL RESTAURANT & BAR, Garden City
This hopping Cuban-Latin restaurant offers a vegetarian take on paella. The mixture of vegetables and yellow rice is deeply savory, very good.
PHAYATHAI RESTAURANT, Lake Ronkonkoma
This strip-mall Thai spot serves a basil fried rice with chicken that's hard to stop eating.
CHICKEN'S ROAD, Bellmore
Gallo rice, a meal in itself, is a specialty at this Venezuelan counter-serve spot. The hybrid Chinese-South American stir-fry combines rice, chicken, pork and vegetables with Venezuelan seasonings -- to delectable effect.