Thai Food is definitely one of my favorite types of cuisines. I love angel wings, pad thai and more. I’ve never ever tried Thai breakfast however and thus I was so excited to hear about Sweet Rice; a new Thai breakfast and dessert spot that recently opened up at Pacific Square in Gardena. (Random Hello Kitty fact: Pacific Square is home to the oldest Sanrio store in the US. 😉 ) Sweet Rice also happens to be run by another popular Thai spot in Gardena; Bowl Thai.
I visited Sweet Rice recently and a very pleasant Thai breakfast experience.
First up for my breakfast here was trying out the Jok. Jok is popular in Thailand is a Thai porridge.
It made by boiling rice until it dissolves and becomes a porridge. At Sweet Rice; they serve it piping hot and it consists of ground pork made into a meatball, century egg, scallions, ginger, crispy noodles, poached egg. They also have patongo a side. Patango is a crispy Chinese donut.
I loved the Jok and am not surprised to see it as one of the most popular dishes at Sweet Rice. The porridge is nicely thick and they put in a lot of ingredients. It had eight tender meatballs. The century egg was also a nice touch!
The other breakfast dish I tried was their Kao Kai Jeow or Thai Omelette.
Kao Kai Jeow is a common street food in Thailand and here at Sweet Rice; their version is 3 egg omelette with onion, scallions, cilantro. Customers have the choice of getting it with chicken, pork, shrimp or crab. I chose to get it with chicken.
The omelette was great. It was fluffy with a bit crispiness in some of the edges. It went well with the ketchup and white rice.
Overall I really enjoyed my first ever Thai breakfast experience. Breakfast at Sweet Rice was a “sweet” time.
For more smiles; please see my Yelp review on Sweet Rice.