Citysearch Editorial Profile -- By Eric Grossman
A young, diverse Cambridge crowd heads to Porter Square for
exceptionally varied Thai cuisine served in futuristic environs.
Editorial Rating: Recommended
Exceptionally stylish for a Thai restaurant, Sugar & Spice caters to
the bookish couples and graduate students who call Porter Square
home. With curved, multi-colored walls, eye-catching lighting
fixtures and an eclectic, international soundtrack, the dining area
offers a modernist setting in which to enjoy a sprawling menu of
Thai treats. Quiet, black-clad servers keep busy delivering extra
dishes of tangy sweet-and-sour sauce or refilling water glasses.
The laminated, double-sided menu provides lovers of Thai cuisine
with several tough choices. Classic items, including soft summer
rolls (boiled shrimp and steamed tofu peeking through a clear rice
wrap) and coconut-heavy curries, share tabletops with modern dishes
like spicy steamed cod (disciplined palates notice a hint of lime)
and a piquant jumble of fresh vegetables and chicken served in a
crisp wonton shell (aka "Excited Chicken"). Quality is high across
the board, and portions are rather generous.
Stop in for one of the bargain lunch specials (large plates of
chicken curry cost under $6), served daily from 11am to 3pm.
Unless there's a spot right out front on Massachusetts Avenue, park
in the neighboring strip mall's lot.