We love writing for Visit Knoxville and one of our new features is on a favorite West Knoxville ethnic restaurant, Sticky Rice Cafe. You can read the full post over on the Visit Knoxville Blog, but we wanted to give you a little something to nibble on here! Need more, you can also see a recent Knoxville News Sentinel article we were a part of!
This is a true family affair with mother, daughter, and a host of grandchildren and cousins dividing tasks between the front of house and back of house. Traditional family dishes are cooked along with approachable and simple dishes like stir fried vegetables. For those looking for an amazing group dining activity, call ahead a couple weeks and arrange for one of their “Hot Pot” dinners. Piles of seafood and vegetables are brought to your table and you can cook it over the course of your meal while enjoying conversation…just like sunday supper!
Here’s an excerpt:
Knoxville’s city center is at the heart of the bourgeoning food scene. Step outside downtown and you can also find hidden gems around Knoxville. Sticky Rice Cafe is one of those places. Khan Sikarng with the help of her family who migrated to the United States when she was a child are working hard to bring the bold flavors of Laos to the Knoxville table.
Before opening Sticky Rice Cafe near West Town Mall, Khan spent most of her adult life in the hospitality industry. Working at a host of local restaurants and bars prepared her to bring her own dream of restaurant ownership to life two years ago. CONTINUE READING…