Some may say I like Thai food a little too much but what is too much? haha I was thrilled to be invited along to sample their good food there and I would be lying if I said this was my first time at this restaurant. I thought I would sample some different dishes as opposed to my usual.
Did you know Chaophraya recently celebrated their 10 years of being in Leeds on the 4th December!!??
I took some food critiques along with me on this particular occasion. When we sat down, complementary prawn crackers were put on the table with sweet chilli sauce. We also chose the fruity mocktails off the menu ”Chaophraya Fruit Punch”, “Mai Mao” and “Tropical” which were all £4.50* each. Soo refreshing!!
For starters we ordered ‘Chicken Satay’ £7.95*with peanut sauce (my usual), ‘Chicken Spring Rolls’ £6.95* and ‘Fish Cakes’ £7.55*. As a person who does not eat crab meat, prawns or squid, there was not that much of a choice for starters. Regardless of that fact, the portion sizes were great, the satay was lovely and spring rolls yummy. The fish cakes weren’t very fishy and in fact more eggy and unique. Different to anything I have ever tasted but it all went down well.
For mains I chose the ‘Weeping Tiger’ £15.95 which was a stirloin steak drizzled with black pepper sauce. It was so beautiful!! If you have never tried it, it comes out very hot and steamy and then the waitress drizzles the sauce whilst on the table in front of you to create a massive aromatic sizzle. Exciting much! They always ask you how you would like your meat so it is cooked just right for you. I chose medium-to-well done.
The other mains we had to sample was the ‘Lamb Teriyaki’ £17.95* which were chunky cuts with chilli, peppers and spring onion. Also the ‘Thai green curry’ £10.55* just had to be ordered. Although I am not a big fan of this dish I was told it was very enjoyable and filling.
The side dishes we got were the steamed Jasmine Rice £2.95* which was a must for the curry, the Rice Noodles’ with soy sauce £2.95* and the ‘Coconut Rice’ £3.95*. I love coconut rice maybe because of my sweet tooth but even more so how it came wrapped up in a parcel.
For desserts I chose the ‘Thai Pancake’ £6.95* traditional dessert which had a deep fried banana, mango, icecream and sticky rice. The pastry baskets weren’t that amazing but the pancake was so so lovely and sweet!!
I also tried the warm ‘Banana’s in Sweet Coconut Milk’ £5.75* which wasn’t very adventurous and quite average. The ‘Chocolate Fudge Cake’ £5.75 was nice but could have been even better warm. Out of the desserts, the first one I mentioned was the best. Green pancakes… mmmm.
If you are ever in central Leeds and are a lover of Thai food, I would recommend this restaurant for a quality experience. The staff are very friendly and the service was great. You should even check out the private dining and cookery classes too!
20 Blayds Court
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