Spice & Dice (1220 E. Joppa Rd)
The next GoodEats spot is a restaurant I stumbled upon via the Zagat website. For all you who don’t know, Zagat is a rating system for restaurants in the Baltimore area and others, that highlights the best attributes. This restaurant I had the pleasure of indulging in scored exceptionally high in all areas (décor, food, service, etc.). So, without further adieu, the restaurant you all are hopefully as interested in as I was: Spice & Dice. This powerhouse is located in a strip mall right off of East Joppa Road.
The restaurant’s décor is just as playful and interesting as the food. Colorful tables and chairs fill the entirety of the dining room. Once seated, you’re greeted by a staff member as eager and excited for you to enjoy this cuisine as you are. A few recommendations and suggestions later, I felt like I had an understanding of the menu.
Spice & Dice prides itself on serving authentic and home cooked Thai meals from family recipes. I’m pleased to say I wasn’t disappointed.
For an appetizer, a friend and I chose to split the Chicken Satay: warm pieces of grilled chicken served on a skewer with a delightful peanut dipping sauce. The waitress also suggested the calamari and the lemongrass soup.
The hard part was choosing a main course from all of the selections. After another suggestion from my waitress, I went with the Cashew Chicken with Pineapple. Let me tell you, it was unbelievable. Think of a delicious lightly fried piece of chicken with a tangy sauce and chunks of pineapples, and cashews to round it out. Out of this world! My friend decided to go with the traditional Pad Thai, which are rice noodles fried in a wok with eggs, scallions, bean sprouts and topped with peanuts. The dish was a true taste of Thai food with a nice Spice & Dice twist.
The food and service were exceptional, and topping it all off was how reasonable the prices were for the huge portions. The main courses ranged from $11 to $18 depending on your choice of meat.
I would go out of my way to enjoy this restaurant. Lucky enough for all of my friends here at Towson University, it is just a short five-minute drive from the campus. Please enjoy everyone!
Until next time. I wish you GoodEats!
Cashew Chicken with Pineapple
Chicken Satay served with a peanut sauce and cucumber salad
Edited by Jared Kurlander.
Tagged: chicken satay, joppa road, Parkville, Spice & Dice, Thai, Towson