This is the type of neighborhood gem the tourists will never find, and too bad for them. Thai Noodle & Rice offers authentic Thai food at reasonable prices that'll keep you coming back. Dishes are flavorful yet rarely overspiced, and they'll adjust the heat to your liking - just tell your server. Likewise, you can opt for your choice of meat or go vegetarian. Lots of choices to please most everyone. \r
The menu is consistent in quality, but you might especially appreciate Spicy Basil Leaves, Cashew Chicken, Crispy Pork with Chinese Broccoli, or the Lo Mein dishes. Black rice pudding is an unusual but delicious dessert. Take your own alcohol if you enjoy a drink with dinner, as they do not serve.\r
Like most famous hole-in-the-wall restaurants, the surrounding area is somewhat colorful. But that just adds to the experience. If you live in East Dallas, this place is a must to check out. If not, it's definitely worth making a regular trip.
Pros: Consistent quality, generous portions, friendly staff
Cons: Cash only