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06 Oct, 2009

Thai Edge

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Thai Food|United Kingdom

Sorry for the delay, this is the final post on our marathon summer trip to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and our last destination, Leeds. Anyway, after about an hour bus journey from Manchester, we arrived in Leeds.

After a night’s rest, we begin our journey in Leeds. A photo taken near the Leeds Railway Station.

The Leeds Town Hall is one of the largest town halls in the UK.

The Leeds Civic Hall is located in the Millennium Square, which was a few steps away from Thai Edge Restaurant.

We took a short bus ride to the Kirkstall Abbey. The Abbey is one of the medieval Cistercian abbeys in the UK. This is the Western Elevation of the Abbey.

A photo taken from the Cloister. This open square is where the Cistercian monks spent most of their time when they were not attending services in the church.

This part of the building used to be the church, the most important building in the Abbey.

Leeds Kirkgate Market is one of the interesting places to visit in Leeds. It has more than 800 stalls in the market and it offers a wide array of specialist units selling. Learn more from their official website here.

The Victoria Quarter located in the Briggate features a variety of upmarket stores such as Kurt Geiger, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith etc.

Back to food, we had our lunch in Thai Edge. The restaurant is quite easy to find, it is located near the Millennium Square and situated next to the NHS Infirmary Hospital.

The interior of the restaurant is modern and nice.

Very clean and pleasant. We noticed that the staffs constantly clean the tables.

It was a Sunday when we visited and the restaurant offers a buffet lunch starting from 12 to 3pm. The buffet is priced at £8.95 per adult.

Here are some of the foods which we managed to capture photos. The chicken satay was absolutely delicious. It was grilled to perfection and the meat was juicy and tender. There was peanut and chili sauce for dipping too. Perfect to go with the satay!

The vegetable samosa was something that we enjoyed a lot too. It was nice and crunchy with juicy fillings and not too oily too!

The dish on the left is the beef in coconut milk while the one on the right is the duck cooked in red curry. I did not try the beef in coconut milk as I do not take beef. The duck cooked in red curry was decent, not superb, but not too bad either.

Couldn’t recall myself trying the char-grilled chicken and the stir-fried lamb in chili paste but ys tried them out and claimed that they tasted pretty good.

They also have char-grilled pork with lemongrass and vermicelli that we have never tried before, it was quite delicious, and I assume quite healthy too!

The stir-fried egg noodles were rather tasty, flavourful and not too oily, simple and nice. Other dishes which we didn’t manage to capture good photos are the Thai papaya salad, Thai spicy vegetable, Thai spicy squid salad, stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts, vegetables in yellow curry, stir-fried pork in sweet and sour sauce, stir-fried mussels in chili and galangal, stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and deep fried fish with mango sauce. For £8.95 per person, we think the buffet is worth it!

There is a separate counter where we can create our own Thai styled noodle. We were given a choice of vermicelli or flat rice noodles, chicken or beef soup, different types of meat, vegetables and seasonings. So this is our creation, a bowl of vermicelli noodles with chicken slices and chicken soup, garnished with scallions, crushed peanuts and chili flakes. It was simply delicious!

As for desserts, we had steamed banana with coconut flakes. It was soft and smooth, not too sweet but full of flavour.

The mung beans in sweet syrup and coconut milk aka tao suan is suitable for people who has a sweet tooth. It might be overly sweet for some people, but it tasted quite good to me, very fragrant, milky and nice to finish off this satisfying lunch. For those who are not into desserts, they also serve various tropical fruits.

Food was definitely satisfying, service was remarkably good too. More information about this restaurant can be found on their website. I recalled visiting Thai Edge once in Cardiff, the buffet dinner that I had was a good one! Will definitely revisit this restaurant in the future. This post marks the end of our 7 days journey to the north of the UK, it was a memorable trip, can’t wait to travel again!

Restaurant Information
New Portland Place,
7 Calverley Street,
Leeds LS1 3DY
Tel: 01132436333

6 Responses to "Thai Edge"

1 | SimpleGirl

October 6th, 2009 at 2:03 am

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the food spread seem like Malaysian food ya?!

2 | ai wei

October 6th, 2009 at 2:09 am

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a little look alike malaysian food.

love the beautiful buildings of UK… nice shots. credits to ys

3 | 嘉CacinG進

October 6th, 2009 at 2:12 am

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woooo~!! coOL! structure!

mm?! so malaysian food?! XD
satay!!! ^^

char-grilled pork look interesting lol~haha

4 | ~Christine~Leng

October 6th, 2009 at 10:27 am

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Which is better? Leeds or Glasgow? Faster say. LoL.
yea… the food does look a little like Msian food :)

U guys made me miss UK now.

5 | foodbin

October 7th, 2009 at 6:23 am

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like those photos of medieval buildings-food looks decent.

6 | squall

October 9th, 2009 at 12:54 am

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wah…wat a nice trip…i think i need plan go to visit u alr la…will u bring me around???haha…

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