I believe we all have gone through situations, where we found ourselves judging dishes that didn’t live up to our standards. As a Thai transplant living in Boston, I found myself on a quest to find the taste of home. Noodle Street is one of the most convenient Thai spots due to its location on campus.
Noodle Street is a noodle-based Thai restaurant located in BU East, and is known for a variety of Asian-fusion dishes. Noodle Street opened 10 years ago, according to the owner. Although Thai cuisine occupied most of the menu, Noodle Street gave some spots for dishes from other Asian countries like Japan, Korea, China and Cambodia. And if we are talking about Thai food we cannot miss out on signature dishes like Tom Yum Soup, Pad See Ew and Pineapple Fried Rice.
I arrived at Noodle Street around 7 p.m. on a weekday. As I stepped in, a waitress welcomed me and showed me to a table next to a window. The wall was painted with red and light green colors. The dangling lamps and mini christmas light made the restaurant looked cozy and chic. The wooden chairs and big table were pretty much comfortable. However, it took more than 30 minutes for the food to be served on a non-busy day.
Pad See Ew (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวผัดซีอิ๊ว)
See Ew in Thai means soy sauce. In general, Pad See Ew is a fried noodle with two kind of soy sauces: dark and light. If you have never try it before, it would taste somewhat similar to Chow Mein— Chinese fried noodles, but richer in the taste of the dark soy sauce and sugar. For authenticity of the taste and its appearance, I gave it 3.5 stars. I must tell you that Pad See Ew is my all time favorite dish, and Noodle Street had yet to reach my strict standard.
Pineapple Fried Rice (ข้าวผัดสัปปะรด)
For the taste, it received four stars. However, the overall presentation of the dish could have been better. My two fellow Thai friends tried this dish, and they agreed on giving this dish 3.5 points overall.
Tom Yum Chicken Noodle (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำไก่)
The Tom Yum Chicken Noodle Soup came last. I would give it a five, if it would be only for the large portion of the dish. But for the taste, I have to say that the flavur could have been stronger, because the key of Tom Yum soup is to be spicy and sour. It usually takes only one zip to for Tom Yum to make a statement. I’m sad to say that this dish scored the lowest because Tom Yum is a signature dish for Thai food. Therefore, it received only three stars.
Overall, Noodle St scored 3.5 on the scale of five, which is pretty good for a hard grader like me. If you are hunger for a grasp of Thai fusion food, stop by Noodle Street and check it out.