They say friends are the most valuable things in life — especially if those friends can cook.
In that case, meet your new BFF: DooWee and Rice, a new Asian street food eatery in Somerville that's building friendships one meal at a time.
Everything about the restaurant feels like going to a friend's house for dinner as the cozy dining space, anchored by a 55-inch HD TV, buzzes with locals and nearby Tufts students during lunch and dinner hours.
Like any good host, Chef Duy (pronounced doo-wee) Tran has his signature crowd-pleasing dishes: marinated grilled chicken, steak, or pork served atop seasoned rice and drizzled in a homemade white sauce.
Still hungry? Try the fresh chicken wings (ranging from sweet soy glaze to the intimidating 'death sauce'), Vietnamese egg rolls, and pork or steak bao bao buns.
And in case you were wondering where you can get a pile of hand-cut fries with crispy chicken hearts on top, they have that too.
Buddies for life, we'll say.
Price: 1 (out of 4)
Noise: 1 (out of 4)
Subway: Red Line to Davis
Scene: Small neighborhood eatery with a massive 55-inch screen for the college crowd
Best bet: Chicken and rice; braised pork bao bao; wings with death sauce
Side of cinema: Stay tuned to their website for details on Wednesday night movie nights
Nearby: The Painted Burro; Amsterdam Falafel Shop; M3