9 (Fri) March 2018
Chinese-Style Fried Chicken Lauriat
in my office
-Ermita, Manila, Manila, Philippines-
According to Esquire Philippines (see “A Beginner’s Guide to the Chinese Lauriat”), the term “lauriat” derives from the Chinese “lao diat,” which refers to a meal served on a special occasion. I’ve never seen the term outside of Chowking (see 5.236 Chinese-Style Fried Chicken 1-Piece Meal).
At Chowking, the so-called lauriat includes (1) fried chicken + (2) fried rice + (3) fried noodles + (4) fried crackers + (5) fried mochi – proves my point yesterday about the Pinoy penchant for deep-frying (see 9.062 Still, Crap). The chicken was edible. The rest wasn’t. What a special occasion.
I should tag this as a Filipino meal but will go with Chinese, because I’m pretty sure that a Filipino would never consider this Filipino, even though it really is.