I am a busy soccer mum who loves finding interesting places to enjoy a meal
Published August 19th 2014
A local Thai treat for either dine in or takeaway
Do you have a favourite local takeaway restaurant? A place to call when you are heading home after work and not wanting to cook or have nothing in the fridge to eat? Is there somewhere locally that you can rely on for great tasty food every time?
I think we ended up eating at one such place last Friday night in the Grange. Thai Chada is located within the Windsor/Wilston/Grange neighbourhood. It is not a large restaurant but it certainly was busy with reservations and takeaways.
My husband and I arrived around 5.30 having just dropped our son off for football training. We were given a table by the friendly owner, Chris. All of the tables inside the restaurant had reserved signs on them, so we were lucky to be able to dine in.
During the time we were there enjoying our dinner, we probably would have counted about 30 people picking up their takeaway meals. We presume since it was so busy that the food must have been good - surely the locals would know.
And the food? Yes the food was very good. We both gave it two thumbs up for variety, taste, spice and satisfying our Thai cravings. (Thai happens to be one of my husband's favourite cuisines).
We chose the mixed entree ($10.50) consisting of your typical curry puffs, spring rolls, chicken satay, fish cake and calamari. A tasty way to start the meal and it gives you a little taster of the popular entree items. The highlight for me was the spicy fish cake which had enough spice to get the tastebuds fired up.
Main meals arrived at our table looking very colourful and smelling yummy. My husband's was the beef green curry ($16.90).
I ordered the Pad Char which was a stir fry of fish, eggplant with chilli, basil, kachai, lemongrass and green peppercorns ($19.90) we had ordered our meals to be served medium to hot spice and that's what we got. Enough spice to make it hot but still very tasty.
Thai Chada is BYO and we would recommend calling to reserve a table even though there is both inside and outside dining areas. They are opened 7 days a week and even on Public Holidays for both dining in experience or for that takeaway option.
Even though this isn't our local neighbourhood, it is close to where our son trains, so I do know that we will be back for another meal soon or maybe takeaway...