(COVINGTON, La.) — At 528 N. Columbia St. in Covington, there is a new Thai joint that is gaining attention. Sticky Rice Thai is a family run establishment that has only been there for less than a year but is already receiving great feedback.
When you walk into Sticky Rice, it is very aesthetically pleasing atmosphere with light music playing and a beautiful porch overlooking the Covington garden district. I decided to sit outside because of the nice scenery and weather. As I looked over the menu, I knew I wanted something spicy (Thailand is known for its exceedingly spicy food). I decided on the Tom Yum Soup which is a soup similar to hot and sour soup with tangy lime, spicy chili peppers, lemon grass, and mushrooms with your choice of chicken, shrimp, or — for the more adventurous — a seafood combination of squid, scallops and shrimp. Along with my soup I also ordered an iced Thai tea. The iced Thai came out, and it was a color that was unexpected: orange. Other than being orange, it was an absolutely delicious drink that was very sweet and creamy.
The waitress then brought out my food, I could already smell the hint of lime and cilantro and I could see the squid below the surface of soup as she put it down. At this point I was starving, so I took a huge bite, and the flavors were so intense. The distinct acidity of the lime paired with the spicy Thai chilis and the light broth to make the perfect mouth-tingling flavor combination. The only thing that I did not prefer about this soup was the fact that there were four huge chunks of tomato that made it hard to eat the soup itself. It was a really big serving that could easily feed two people for a very good price. The only thing slacking at Sticky Rice is that their service was on the slower side, but I may have caught them on a off day. This isn’t going to stop me from coming back for the delicious Tom Yum Soup.
I give Sticky Rice a 7.5 out of 10.
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