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“food is a tad too sweet”

Pepper Sky's Thai Sensation
Ranked #315 of 627 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“food is a tad too sweet”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We ordered a tom yum shrimp soup, green curry with rice and a pad thai. The soup was really very, very disappointing - it tasted extremely sweet, when it should really have been more spicy. The prawns were also average - not the freshest, but still edible.

As I had mistakenly ordered the (normal, non-spicy) pad thai instead of the spicy pad thai, it came out really sweet as well. The green curry was the best of the three dishes - but it too, was a little leaning towards the sweet side.

For a Thai restaurant, I would have expected the food to be a little more spicy than sweet. But the place is convenient, very near the Central Square T, and is probably an okay alternative if you want something slightly different from the normal American food once-in-a-while. I would suggest though - to just go for the green curry.

  • Visited October 2011
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“I love this place. Great...”
Reviewed 1 April 2009

I love this place. Great food, great prices. I love the sweet and sour vegetable dish, and the pad thai is yummy too.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Better than your average...”
Reviewed 29 February 2008

Better than your average neighborhood Thai joint.

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“small place with good food!!”
Reviewed 28 February 2008

small place with good food!!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Above average Thai in Central Square”
Reviewed 29 January 2008

Pepper Sky is just off of Mass Ave in Central Square. The highlight of their menu for me is the appetizers: fresh rolls with shrimp are a nice light choice, their chicken Satay with peanut and sweet dipping sauces is very tasty, the tiny fried chicken puffs with a light curry flavor and a sweet dipping sauce are very good and their steamed "chinese dumplings" are excellent. They make a lovely shrimp pad thai (the spicy version, which I tried only once, was insanely spicy -beware unless you have a very high spice tolerance).

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