This pan-Asian joint wouldn’t be out of place in the back alleyways of Melbourne, and yet it’s us Sunshine Coasters who are the lucky ones getting to call it ours.
Hidden behind two massive red barn-style doors in Mooloolaba, Rice Boi’s interior is kitted out with red lanterns, cages used as walls, casual tables and stools and an open kitchen where diners can get a glimpse of their food be prepped and plated.
Created by a super-experienced trio of hospitality legends—Tony Kelly (Hello Harry and Junk fame), Elyza Molloy and chef Mitch Smith—the interior is only the wrapping around what is truly one helluva tasty experience.
With an Asian streetfood menu featuring the likes of bao, ramen, curries and edamame (of course!), the meals are as affordable as they are substantial. And we're loving it!
Image credit: Amy Higg for The Urban List