We decided to give Chada Thai another try after not going back for over a year. They have added new black solar screens so you can't see into the restaurant during day time and cramped more tables into the little dining space they have but it was pretty quiet so I did not mind.
To start, we ordered pan-seared tiger prawns marinated in chilli and garlic ginger sauce with a green apple salad for $12. This sounds really good right but I only had some of the 2 table spoons of salad that came with the 4 shelled, fried and intestine left in prawns. The prawns were sliced in half so it looked like you got 8. The worst part was the eyes still intact on 2 of the prawns. Yuk not for me.
For the main course I ordered Chada Thai five-spices grilled chicken served with fried rice and plum sauce for $26. This also sounds delicious but not. I was shocked to see $2 costing on a $26 dish. Basically I got 1 grilled chicken leg on vegetable fried rice and there was no plum sauce.
My partner ordered steamed fish (basa) stuffed with ginger, green onion, lemon, cilantro served with grilled asparagus, carrot, baby corn, and mango sauce. I guess I had to share his plum sauce. He liked his dish even though is was tiny but presented very well.
The service can't speak English very well and they did not bother to ask how our meals were. Lucky for them cause I was ready :)
I looked across the street at KFC and told my partner that I'd rather have their chicken leg for $2 or what ever KFC charges for chicken legs.
On the positive side, the Chada Thai infused ice and mint drink for $2.50 was very good and the complementary mint patty was good too.