Cambridge: Spice & Rice

Let's Eat by Kitty Kaufman

Here we are in Inman Square seeking lunch with le bébé, her stroller and because it is so late, someplace close. The hostess at Spice & Rice helps us heave the stroller up two steps and seats us near the fish tank. As amusement goes for a six-month old, ten seconds. The lunch menu splits sushi and Thai/Japanese appetizers (10), soups (9), salads (6), curries, noodles, fried rice, many generously portioned sushi combos which they will make super spicy if you ask, and tons of combo plates.

If you like your pad Thai on the sweet side, this one's for you. Rad Na is described: "flat rice noodle topped with chicken and vegetables in a gravy sauce." which doesn't begin to describe the sauteed tofu, crisp green beans, carrots and Chinese watercress that simply blew us away. Most lunch comes with tiny Thai rolls and servings warrant a take-home bag for later. Lingering began when lunch arrived. Le bébé is no longer content with fingers; she's up to crackers, a bottle of milk, and if she had her way, some of Mom's pad Thai. Er, not yet.

The sushi chef was busy at the sushi bar, the cocktail bar was quiet. They cater. Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends by 3. Dinner 5-10 pm. Street parking. "Where sushi met sake" is their tagline. We couldn't say it better.

Spice and Rice

© March 13, 2012
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