Sticky Rice the Hot New Thai Food in Covington

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Sticky Rice’s Pad See Ew (Photo: Sticky Rice)

(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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2 Comments on “Sticky Rice the Hot New Thai Food in Covington”

  1. Matthew Organ
    May 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

    Sticky rice has been surprisingly good. Easy to order (online). Great taste. Average on price. Decent Location. Spring Rolls rock…but they need to drop the tennis balls at the base EVERY table and chair to take it to the next level above a traditional thai joint in the US.

    Matt Organ, 99

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  2. Casey Fitzmaurice
    May 15, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

    LOVE this place. Highly recommend the Thai Basil and the Spring Rolls!

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