Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rod Dee Thai Cuisine in Porter Square

This meal cost me a little over $10...and I still had leftovers for lunch the next day. 

Do I even need to go on?

Rod Dee in Porter Square is a Thai restaurant that seems to be a neighborhood favorite that I just discovered last week. Although this was my first trip to this cash-only, order-at-the-counter establishment, I believe first impressions are everything. And Rod Dee impressed me immediately.

Our table started with an order of the Tofu Triangles ($4.75), which were served with a sweet sauce garnished with crushed peanuts.

The triangles were beautifully crispy on the outside with a soft, yet firm interior. Although flavorless on their own, the sweet sauce saves this dish.

Rod Dee doesn't serve any alcohol, but they do have free water AND hot tea.

For my entree, I went with the Hot Basil and Chili plate with tofu ($6.90).

I was served a heaping bowl (Rod Dee's portions are huge) of brown rice (you have your choice of white or brown) piled high with carrots, mushrooms, peppers, onions, basil, and crispy tofu. This dish is marked as spicy on the menu, and spicy it was - without being unbearably hot. Given the large portion, I was able to take half of my dish home for lunch the next day. Reheated and topped with a runny egg and some Sriracha, the leftovers were almost even better than the original.

Rod Dee is the perfect spot to go to for a casual, yet impressive Thai meal - and you really can't beat the prices or portion sizes (thankfully, Thai food reheats very well the next day). 

Don't live in the Porter Square area? Rod Dee also has locations in Coolidge Corner, Fenway, and Washington Square.

What are your favorite kind of restaurant leftovers: Thai food? Pizza? Something else? 

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  1. I like leftover BBQ :) I've been to Rod Dee and yes, the portions are huge!

  2. Your leftovers look awesome. I love leftover good pizza... and leftover pad Thai.

  3. we get it for lunch occasionally and it is awesome :) love how you topped leftovers with a fried egg!

  4. I've been looking for great, cheap Thai in the area. I need to try this!