Time Out Says
Sticky Rice is a small restaurant, only six tables, coming from an Emirati founder with a Thai mother. The restaurant is adorned with rubber ducks everywhere you look, but the queue lining up outside the door tell us this is the place to be.
The dedicated vegan menu is full of the usual Thai suspects, spring rolls, soup, noodles and rice dishes and the regular menu has plenty of vegetarian options.
The spring rolls are large and packed with glass noodles and mixed vegetables. They’re served with a peanut sauce, which is a welcome change from the sweet chilli dip you’ll often find.
For our main we opt for the pad krapow pak, a stir-fried medley of vegetables fresh chillies, garlic and basil, served with steamed rice and tom yum hed soup. The rice dish is nice enough but half way through we find ourselves wishing we’d ordered something different. The soup on the otherhand is perfect. It’s rich and creamy, spicy yet not blow-your-head-off and best of all, a massive bowl.
But desserts do more than enough to recover from any minor blips. The mango and sticky rice ice cream is outstanding. The mango is fresh and soft, the rice is sticky (aptly) and the ice cream is homemade, vegan and soft serve. Put together and you have a masterpiece.
We’ll be back many times for dessert alone.
WHAT IS IT...
Bona fide Thai restaurant in JVC
For the amazing coconut ice cream
05 Oct 2019
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