MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Sticky Rice stands out—not only for its focus on Northern Thai specialties, but also for the quality and abundance of dishes made to order. Sunny and citrus-hued, it’s the kind of place where those who dare to step outside their satay-and-pad Thai comfort zone will be greatly rewarded. Luckily, the extensive menu makes it easy to do just that. Tender egg noodles absorb the fragrant coconut curry in a bowl of kow soy that’s redolent of citrusy coriander and served with pickled greens and cilantro. Duck larb is zippy and full of spice, with an unforgettable tart-and-sweet dressing. Hint: use the spot’s namesake sticky rice to temper the heat while soaking up every last drop. Food is prepared to order, so speed is not worshipped at this BYOB spot.