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).
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.
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.