STICKY RICE CAFE: SERVING DELICIOUS, TRADITIONAL LAO FAMILY RECIPES; HANDMADE WITH HEALTHY, FRESH INGREDIENTS.
STICKY RICE: MEANT TO BE EATEN WITH YOUR FINGERS.
Here at Sticky Rice Cafe, we believe food can be so much more than just a meal. To us it is about flavors. It is about culture. And it is about family.
Khan and her mother, Phet, are originally from Laos. When Khan was born, the Vietnam war was ending, and the country was in turmoil. In order to join Khan's father, who was from Thailand, they had to escape from their homeland. Phet's only choice was to cross the Mekong River with one year old Khan on her back. For some time the rest of the family did not know if they made it safely. Once they were reunited, their family was moved through many refugee camps in many countries. They dealt with the very worst conditions, but were able to stay together. Finally, after many years, Khan's father was able to find a sponsor and move their family to the United States. They at first lived in Louisiana.
Although the two places seem worlds apart, both Laos and Louisiana have French influences. Both cultures place an emphasis on simple, delicious foods, with the perfect blend of flavor and spice. The women in their family have always taken pride in the meals they serve. They have passed recipes down, from mother to daughter, through many generations. It did not take long for Khan to realize that the foods she grew up with were not known to people here. Since then, Khan has dreamed of opening this restaurant. Her hope has always been to share the foods that she loves, and the culture that created them, with people that would otherwise never encounter them.
We think that nothing is more important than spending time with friends and family. And when we get together, it is always to a table full of plates that we pass around to share. We hope that when you visit us, you do the same. Everything we serve is hand-made by our family with the very freshest of ingredients. Every dish can be customized with added items - ask us for recommendations! We hope that you love this place, that has been a dream of ours for so many years, as much as we do. And most of all, we hope that as you visit us you also become family!