Can Someone Help Me Out? What is the deal with Pad Thai Shack?
I remember visiting Philly several years ago and grabbing some pad thai from the appropriately named Pad Thai Shack while in a rush and being satisfied. Pad Thai is such a safe choice, it is kind of hard to mess up, even if not authentic, it still probably tastes good as long as you like peanuts. Recently, I wanted to try something else from the Shack. Again, I found myself in a rush, actually even more of a rush, and I didn’t have time to wait for my noodles to be prepared so a grabbed something pre-prepared from the fridge.
The buckwheat noodle salad comes with tofu, veggies, and a soy peanut dressing. It is apparently vegan, should that appeal to you. You get a 3/4 full quart size container, which is a decent amount of food. The first few bites had a nice flavor, and the tofu was pretty good. After that, the buckwheat noodles got pretty slimy. There was not enough to this dish to warrant the post tax $9 price.
So should I give up? Or are there dishes to go back for at Pad Thai Shack?
Pad Thai Shack, 127 S 18th St (@ Walnut St), 215 557 0422