Review: Charmed by Noodle Charm (Towson)

I had dinner at Noodle Charm, a new small Thai restaurant located at Joppa Road just a mile west of downtown Towson in an office park (which is also home to a favorite sports bar, Glory Days)

The dining room which is very attractively decorated has a mix of about 7 tables and booths.   The menu offers 4 appetizers and over a dozen entrees with emphasis on Thai noodle dishes (most all a very reasonable $8-$9).

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Three of us started by sharing an appetizer of fried wantons ($4.95) stuffed with curried sweet potato and served with a sweet & sour sauce.  The four large wontons  were really tasty and we enjoyed them

For our entrees, John had Chicken & Rice –  Shredded grilled chicken served on top of stir-fried rice with garlic, ginger & butter sauce, fresh cut cucumber and black bean & ginger vinaigrette on the side, topped with fresh cut cilantro​ ($9).  The large portion was enjoyable.

 
Tom opted for the 48hours pork shoulder stew  ($9); he enjoyed the large portion of Very…Very…slow cooked pork stew in authentic five spice & herbs on the top of white rice, egg, green pickled mustard served with chili garlic vinaigrette sauce and fresh cut cilantro; this dish wasn’t particularly spicy and Tom ended up adding some fish sauce as well as hot sauce condiments to boost it up.

 

And Paul decided to try Bangkok Peanut Noodles ($9).  He enjoyed rice noodles, with choice of pork, fresh cut seasonal green veggies served with a creamy peanut sauce garnished with fried crispy shallots and cilantro. Paul was a happy camper and polished off what looked like Thai spaghetti!

With some trepidation, we decided to share a dessert – Fried Banana with red beans!  ($5).   Any fears turned quickly into delight when the dessert arrived – The banana with a layer of red bean paste all enclosed in a wrapper and fried and served with caramel sauce was delicious!   If Paul had Thai Spaghetti, we all gave a  “Thumbs Up!” to this Thai version of a canoli!

Facts:   Noodle Charm, Towson, 1220 Joppa Road, http://www.noodlecharm.com; open 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 8:30 pm for lunch and dinner; free parking right in front; No alcohol but offers traditional Thai drinks.

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