Porchai's Thai Cuisine is off the beaten path in Wakefield, and the empty tables could have easily been because...well, let's be honest: Wakefield isn't that hoppin'. Regardless of the reason, I'm so glad we gave this restaurant a chance. Their menu is chocked full of Thai dishes that omnivores and vegetarians can get down with, and the prices are also very reasonable.
For my lunch entree, I went with the Spicy Eggplant Tofu ($8.50), which was wonderfully vibrant in appearance.
The dish overall was chocked full of fresh flavor from the vegetables and basil, and the rice was cooked perfectly. The dish was a tad bit greasy for my liking, and I prefer my tofu grilled or sauteed vs. fried, but that's my fault for not inquiring before ordering. Regardless, this was a light yet satisfying lunch; I'd definitely order this dish again.
In this instance, I'm glad we gave Porchai's Thai Cuisine a chance, but I have been disappointed in an empty restaurant's food before...and have discovered, the hard way, why the restaurant was empty.
Are you also hesitant to eat at a restaurant that's empty during peak dining hours?