We just love to have food other then Tex-Mex or American dining, when we found out that a new chain, Sweet Rice, was coming to town we could hardly wait to try out some new flavors. Sweet Rice has a menu with a good mix of Thai and Loa foods, plus some traditional "Americanized Asian" dishes for those who are not quite ready to venture out beyond the known and try something new. Sweet Rice is located at 300 B. Connally St and is currently open 7 days a week. Monday - Saturday 11 a. m. - 9 p. m. and Sunday from 12 p. m. - 4 p. m. You can even call ahead for take out.
Since it was just two of us, we ordered an appetizer to help fluff up our picture count, which is still small. Their lettuce wraps had a vegetarian option, which we selected. So instead of chicken they use tofu. I was pretty excited about this and was disappointed when the kitchen read the ticket wrong and we were brought out chicken lettuce wraps. I made my husband eat it all by himself, but once the server came back around, he told her of the mistake and surprisingly they boxed up the correct dish for us to take home. The flavor was on point for the lettuce wraps, with the exception of having a small cuts of lettuce to wrap the yummy goodness in, he was overall pleased with the dish.
For our main course, I ordered Tom Yum with noodles, since I was really wanting some soup and figured the extra carbs would be a perfect addition. He ordered Pad Kee Mao, with vegetables and no meat. His dish came out perfect, he loved every bit of it and finished it all. He was hungry! My soup had great flavor, it was just lacking the noodles when it arrived. They did bring me noodles after the fact, so it worked out in the end.
I'm not quite sure what happened with our order but we will still go back, since the options for Asian food in town are slim and you have to work with what you have access to in town. Our server was pleasant and made sure the kitchen knew of their mistake for us. We did eat inside since it was raining. The inside seating is compact but makes for a good option. When the weather is poor, the outside is a challenge but probably the best place to sit in the restaurant. The patio outside is lovely and provides good people watching.
Despite our experience this time we will be back. Sweet Rice made sure to correct the mistakes that were made and hopefully those mistakes won't happen again in the future. Plus from my friends who have gone, their experience has been great, with no problems. Visit them and help to make them successful so more dining options will make their way to Sulphur Springs, for everyone to choose from.