The Sticky Rice Spot got its start as a roving food vendor in 2018, appearing at events and local markets under a pop-up tent. It was a side project for owner Andrew Singo, who launched the itinerant eatery to bring more awareness to and increase representation of Southeast Asian cuisine in San Diego.

Using recipes from he and his fiancée’s families, drawing from their Laotian and Cambodian heritage, they began with a simple menu of street food — Khmer beef sticks, homemade meatball skewers, egg rolls, and papaya salad.

Though he’d like to transition into a brick-and-mortar someday, the

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