Rice Baby, 483 Hay Street, Subiaco, Phone 6150 7691.
Rice Rice Baby … All Right Stop. Vanilla Ice has been an earworm since hearing about this new Subiaco Café. Filling the space left by SubiDoo is Rice Baby the sister cafe of Miss Chow’s in Claremont.
The venue has been elegantly refurbished in a Modern Chinoise-style. And, just like the Claremont Café, the décor works really well even if the styles are very different.
Rice Baby also touts those famous dumplings but that’s not everything on the menu.
The smaller plates are Chinese Food regulars and the larger plates inject some fusion into the mix. Mostly Chinese, Malaysian and English cuisines. It’s a great menu and we chose a sample of small and large plates.
Their wine list is right up my alley, with the fizz ranging from Prosecco through to French Champagne by the glass. Needless to say a glass of La Gioiosa Prosecco hit the table shortly after arriving, a lovely appley Fizz for $10.00. For Xena the decision was easy once she saw the house made Bubble Tea.
But back to the food. We chose Pan Fried Chicken and Mushroom Dumplings. These Gyoza like pastries were perfectly cooked and delicious. Served with Chilli Sauce.
Next came Prawn Toast with succulent mashed prawns and a fab back taste. Would love to know what that was, just divine.
Lemongrass Chicken on Skewers made an appearance with a horseradish sauce and good seasoning. Very tender and moorish.
We needed some noodles so a bowl of Mee Goreng hit the table. Possibly the nicest Mee Goreng ever with tender Tofu cubes, Chicken, Prawns and sliced vegetables. The dish was on the lunch special list at $15.00.
I was left pondering the prices though. The food is delicious but the servings aren’t as large in comparison to big sister.
Read our review of Rice Baby’s Dollar Dumplings for July 2017 here.