Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines, hands down. From curries to noodle dishes, each plate has so much flavor and the presentation is often colorful and appealing. A lot of the dishes use rice noodles which are gluten free, which is always a plus for me!
One of my favorite Thai restaurants in Boston is New Rod Dee, located in Fenway’s Restaurant Row. Sound familiar? This strip of delicious multicultural restaurants is also home to one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Boston, El Pelon. Restaurant row is a little known local secret, offering everything from Middle Eastern to Japanese food, all on one block. Plus, it’s around the corner from one of my favorite stores: Target. Basically it’s just a really pleasant area!
We sat on the communal patio dining tables and chowed down. I ordered the Pad See You, which has wide noodles, Chinese broccoli, and tofu. It’s a bit sweet and salty from the soy sauce in it’s sauce, with generous portions. Let’s just say if I could eat this all day every day, I wouldn’t hesitate.
Above is the yellow curry, which is a very mild curry that comes with potatoes, veggies and chicken. This one is just as scrumptious in it’s own way.
All in all, I definitely recommend New Rod Dee to Thai food lovers in Boston. Other Thai places I’ve tried here have dry chicken, or they skimp on the tofu, or their greens aren’t fresh enough. But New Rod Dee seems to be consistently up to standards on all ingredients. A friend of a friend who is from Thailand also vouched for it, saying it’s the place he goes for food that reminds him of home.
Insider’s tip: Be sure to bring cash to pay. They have an atm inside, but you’re better off getting something at Target around the corner for some cash back to avoid those crazy atm fees!
P.S. How great was this lighting? Remember when I was saying how lighting is the most important aspect of photography? The proof is in the pudding! Or the Thai food in this case.
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