Is there anything better to celebrate than a birthday? And while I love cheering on a friend or loved one on their special day, it’s also pretty damn fun participating in a venue’s anniversary of opening too. And fun is what we had celebrating with Subiaco’s modern Asian restaurant, Rice Baby, on their second birthday in November.
They really turned it on for the occasion: offering a $49 per person dinner which included a glass of sparkling and ALL YOU CAN EAT for 90 minutes. Yes, you read that right. All. You. Can. Eat. And yes, it was as glorious as you think.
I headed in to the festivities with my friend Joce after work one night at the invitation of the Rice Baby team.
After relaxing back, we indulged in a cocktail each while perusing the menu. On the small bites side of things, there was edamame, vegetarian spring rolls, fried prawn wonton parcels, prawn toast, fried baby squid, asian greens, special fried rice and vegetarian vermicelli.
While the above was enough to munch on, there was also a steamed section on the menu we could order from too.
A seafood basket (made up of prawn and chive, har gow and prawn dumplings), meat lovers basket (pork, chicken and beef dumplings), bbq pork buns, vege buns, shanghai pork dumplings, vegetarian dumplings and siu mai dumplings.
And finally, for dessert there was sago pudding, custard buns and mango puddings to choose from. So much choice… and so we definitely were keen to try as much as possible before we were bursting from the seams.
It’s safe to say we did the ‘all you can eat’ option justice – and if Rice Baby do this promo again in the future I’m definitely in!
My favourite items we ate were the seafood dumplings (which were naturally coloured from purple cabbage, spinach etc – and they look so pretty!), the siu mai (pork and prawn dumplings) and prawn toast. I always say my last meal on earth would involve dumplings, so it was good to properly try Rice Baby’s offering while celebrating their second anniversary of being open.
A delicious celebration, and a great way for me to properly make my way through a decent portion of what is on their regular restaurant menu. Seeing as Subiaco is very close to my house, I now have another option to go to when I need an Asian or dumpling fix. And that is a very, very good thing in my book.