Try the Purple Sticky Rice at East West Grille
June 21, 2016 | Admin
Although a few of its customers admit to being initially turned off by East West Grille's building, an old diner, once they got over the aesthetics, they became regulars. That's because the modest exterior in no way reflects the food that owner Manola Sidara and her staff create inside the kitchen. In keeping with the eatery's name, East West Grille adheres to Sidara's own East-West philosophy, one she cultivated by uniting her Laotian heritage with techniques she acquired at her adopted home in Colorado.
Attending pastry school in the U.S. while learning the ins and outs of Laotian cuisine with her mother at home, Sidara created a type of fusion fare that she now serves to all of Hartford at East West Grille. It pulls from mostly Laos, but also Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. Customers seem to love her classic Drunken Noodles, as well as anything that comes with the exotic purple sticky rice.