Friday, March 10, 2006

Leela Wadee

Terese and I found a gem in North Melbourne called Leela Wadee. Its a little Thai restaurant nestled on the corner of Chetwynd & Queensberry Streets.

Leela Wadee in Thai means frangipani, the type of fragrant flower on the signboard. The restaurant is open 7 days a week and we've been there twice for lunch this month already.

Inside is a small but cosy little diner with colourful walls decorated with Thai decors. They also have more rooms upstairs which I didn't get the pleasure to check out yet.

The restaurant is owned by this very friendly Thai lady whom I've totally forgotten her name because I'm really bad in remembering Thai names!

I ordered the Cashew Chicken stir-fried with vegetables and served with rice. It was so good, I have to give it a 2 thumbs up!

Terese had the Pad Thai noodles stir-fried with beef in tamarind sauce. This is another winner so its also gets a 2 thumbs up!


We were quite happy the first time around that we went back again not long after that day. Terese had the Pad Thai again but I wanted to try the Thai Fried Rice which is different from your usual fried rice but tasted so much better. Its fried with your choice of meat (I chose beef) and cashew nuts, pineapples and carrots.

This is another restaurant you need to keep in mind should you come to Melbourne and you crave for some Thai foods.

31 comments:

suituapui said...

Go eat Thai, no tom yam! How can! And pandan chicken...and pineapple fried rice...and tha mango salad! Bet they don't have durian pudding with coconut milk! Heavenly!!!!

Jeremy C said...

great job on the food review, the place and the food sure looks nice :)

suituapui said...

Take note, jeremyc! U going to Phuket! MUST try their delicacies!! But then, u so "kiam siap"! Don't tell me u bring maggi mee, eat in ur room??? Ha ha ha ha ha!

amelia said...

Yummy! Thanks for the review, mate!
Have noted it down as "a must" for Melbourne.
Cherrio!

Ah Pek said...

woo.. thai food.. i like!!! if got thai massage better still!!

suituapui said...

Aiyo! That massage!!! Terrible, lah! They twist u here, twist u there! Fold u into half...my osteoporosis bones!!! Good thing didn't break!!! Traditional Chinese better! Relaxing...soothing!!!

Arth said...

Bumping into blogs who made reviews on food is not good especially when you haven't gotten your lunch yet. Damn, i'm so hungry now...

(p/s:Neat Blog you got here! Always seen you post comments around and all so I might as well check yours out.)

Jeremy C said...

STP : yep, i will - i simply adore Thai food, particularly the hot and spicy Tom Yum Kung...and agreed, a session of Thai massage following the hearty meal would be just superb ;)

Wuching said...

STP: they have all those foods u mentioned, i just didn't order so many dishes coz i'm not like u mah! ;P

jeremy: make sure u have ur thai massage by syt only,if u know what i mean..;P

amelia: thank you very much! :-)

ah pek: thai massage by syt yes?! syiok syiok hor!

arth: go eat now & thankz for visiting my blog, please come again! :-)

suituapui said...

Yalah, Wuching! Thank God u're not like me! I see ur pix...all those small portions, where got enough! 2 pm I hungry already! Sibu Foochow standard!

Che-Cheh said...

Yummy Yum Yum!

Quick pass me a tissue, my saliva is...drip drip

Helen said...

Food looks nice, place seems cozy! OK.. if I kena lottery and go Melbourne, I'll contact you! LOL

Wuching said...

STP: lucky u don't live here or else 'goh si' loh!

che-cheh: lick ur saliva back into ur mouth & swallow it!

helen: i'm be waiting....

FH2O said...

The place looks modest and the prices reasonable I would think ... its the darn costs of getting there from here! ;)

robin said...

arrrghh..
i love thai food !!! slurp slurp...
but the thai food in perth is rare, and you get more vietnamese food here...

fooDcrazEE said...

great review -

Wuching said...

fh2o: unka can 'peh jung' here!

robin: there's plenty of vietnamese food here too, pho bo, pho ca, com tam...

foodcrazee: thank you!

a.c.t said...

Great pics - the food looks amazing. I love Thai food, especially the sticky jasmine rice they serve.

Alex said...

ok lar, u like tat lar... go eat thai food din call me. i had to settle for kfc wicked wings instead :D

hmm looks like i must try out this place. hows the pricing tho?

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

You very lucky hor, everyday going places, eating new food. Nice...

Mei said...

Hey, you like doing food reviews huh? perhaps your motto in life should be "Live to eat" Hehe. Food looks yum though! I should go try! :D How's the price like?

Cocka Doodle said...

Pssst!! Did you loan the owner that thai song 'sabai-sabai' I played on my blog the other time? LOL

Wuching said...

act: thank you very much, i love thai foods too..yummy! & thankz for visiting my blog, please come again.

alex: *haih* eveytime i call u, u either still asleep or u in lecture or ur not free! when ur free, just sms me lah!

5xmom: no lah, all these places i go to r in melb bah..i have to try out new places for good foods so save u time when u come u know where to go lor! hehehe!

mei: yes mei you should go with some of ur friends..u'll love it! but the price is slightly dearer than normal.

cocka doodle: no lah, the owner didn't even play thai song in the restaurant, just some bjork something song, u know that crazy woman singing her crazy songs one!

suituapui said...

Wah! This Alex...so rich also want to ask about the price!! Hm...u should know what he's been doing, Wuching - not sleeping all night long watching that Arse-anal team playing!!!

Wuching said...

STP: what! the other day alex told me he's only got $2 left on his prepaid mobile so i had to call him instead! wuah, so kiam siap hor!

suituapui said...

Ha ha ha! Thought he medic student? I thought ONLY accountants kiam siap...!!! Like those in Kuching, always counting money! That's why can't find girlfriends...and stick 2gether everyday playing ball!!! Ha ha ha! Get the drift?

Wuching said...

STP: that's why they're going to phuket together issit? so ppl don't know them & they can freely do what they do in the dark in kuching! hehehe!

Alex said...

LOL! oi suituapui, wat medic student? lol. i'm ACCOUNTING student lar, and i'm quite good in budgeting :D And yes i love watching ARSENAL FC and i have a gf already. muahhahaha.

wuching: yeahlar, tat day really sms/call till broke mar

Wuching said...

alex: i'm not saying u r tight, joking only! don't let that si-tuapui get u work up. is ur gf here also? u should bring her out to meet me! :-)

Nabeel said...

the food looks great .. I love White Rice .. and yaa no personal calls during work

Wuching said...

nabeel: i'm guilty of making personal calls during work..:(