What Up Peeps!
I finally resisted my natural tendency to eat all my food amidst great conversations with friends while eating out long enough to take some pics to share with you for a long- overdue SophiaTroy Eats 🙂
This time, I went to Rice Paper a local Vietnamese spot that specializes in pho and uniquely crafted spring rolls. When I lived in my old apartment, I frequented this place a few times even having a neighbor who was a part of the service staff. However, it had been a few years since I’d been and was glad to meet a friend there for happy hour as they moved a couple blocks down into a renovated space.
As you know, anyplace that has food and drink specials everyday is my JAM! I was pleased that two of my menu favorites were still offered on the appetizer list: firecracker shrimp and garlic noodles. The firecracker shrimp are mid-sized deep fried prawns covered in a creamy chili sauce and topped with sesame seeds. The garlic noodles are a simple dish that is packed with a ton of flavor thanks to the garlic sauce the noodles are tossed in. We also settled on two of the fresh spring rolls choosing the filet mignon and the spider roll( which we loved so much, we had a second order). Our drinks consisted of the Lycheejito which is an Asian twist on the classic mojito adding jicama, cucumber, and fresh lychees to the drink; these were EXCELLENT and we had two rounds.
Turns out, the bartender was one of my friends students who is in her class at the University she teaches at so he also sent over a special lychee shot on the house( Hey Noooow)
I really enjoyed the new location as it’s larger, has an eclectic vibe and just overall suits the space much better than their former, smaller space. The waitstaff is super friendly and there is just a dope, easygoing, communal atmosphere that you feel when you dine at RicePaper. Please enjoy some pics below.
What are some of your favorite happy hour spots and menu/drink items? I’d love it if you shared it with me in the comments below.
Rice Paper Vietnamese Restaurant
2241 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Peace & Love,