LIFESTYLE — 28 May 2014
“John Wall Fried Rice” is an Actual Menu Item in D.C.

Some athletes have strange food patterns that seemingly play a role in their performance, and the Wizards’ John Wall is no differnt. We found out earlier this season that he allegely drinks two large hot-chocolates, with extra sugar each day, and we can now add another to the list.

According to the DC Sports Bog at The Washington Post, John is particular about his fried rice. So much so, that a certain restaurant located in the Verizon Center (where the Wizards play) has renamed a dish “John Wall Fried Rice,” because he constantly makes a special order:

You can go to Thai Chili— inside Verizon Center — and order an off-menu delicacy known as “John Wall Fried Rice.” It got that name because Wall orders it so frequently — once or twice a week during the season, for going on three years.

When some members of the team’s staff went to eat there this week, sans Wall, someone in the party ordered Wall’s favorite dish. The receipt actually had Wall’s name on it, as seen above.

So what exactly is John Wall Fried Rice?

“Shrimp fried rice with no tails and no vegetables,” someone at Thai Chili told me over the phone. “We know what he want, what he [doesn’t] want.”

Like, he wants zero vegetables. At all. I was told servers write that on the order slip for the kitchen “so they know exactly what they need.”

I’m sure Wizards coach Randy Wittman would’ve preferred if John had a healthier food named after him.



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