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STICKY RICE | Bona Fide Thai

What an absolute joy this little hidden gem tucked away on the outskirts of JVC has been to discover. Despite two visits so far, we still haven’t yet managed to try any desserts as every time we’ve been, we have stuffed ourselves to the max, being utterly blown away by the burst of authentic flavours. We will get there one of these days and try to order less of the mains. We haven’t had Thai this good in a very, very long time and it’s quite possibly one of the best and most authentic in Dubai (value included).


These dishes are as beautiful as they are delicious, and they are generously portioned. With the current health crisis going on, they offer their food to go if you can go and collect it (from 2pm). It’s worth it, we promise.

Sticky Rice Bona Fide Thai
Rubber duck decor

We can recommend every dish we’ve had so far. The golden fried chicken Pad Krapow spring rolls and the Kanom Cheep steamed chicken dumplings topped with crispy garlic are the little things that come in big portions and just make you want the food to keep on coming!

Chicken Pad Krapow spring rolls
Kanom Cheep steamed chicken dumplings

The shrimp Tom Yum soup infused with lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, chilies, galangal and mushrooms is out of this world and a meal on its own. This is also where you will taste the best Beef Kaeng Phed (fiery Thai Red Curry) Dubai has to offer. It is just superb.

The Shrimp Tom Yum Soup
Beef Kaeng Phed (fiery Thai Red Curry)

The chicken Pad See Ew (thick flat rice noodles stir fried with egg and Chinese broccoli) I will now never be able to order from anywhere else. However, they’re easily matched by the perennial favourite, the chicken Pad Thai. This classic street-style stir-fried noodles with egg, spring onions, lime, crushed peanuts and beansprouts has surpassed any other Pad Thai I have had in Dubai. Until now, I’d never been a huge fan of this particular dish, but Sticky Rice has changed my mind!

Pad See Ew
Pad Thai

The Kai Yang Khao Neow, grilled chicken marinated in coconut milk and served with sticky rice is also pretty darn good, and we’ll just have to stop there as it has kicked up a hunger for more of this bona fide Thai of tremendous proportions.

Kai Yang Khao Neow

Try it for yourselves and tell us what you think!

The Sticky Rice Restaurant in JVC
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