In the middle of a torrential downpour, I headed out this afternoon to experience Leo’s Thai Food and Dimsum Palace, a 4-day-old restaurant on Pownal St. in Charlottetown, just south of Grafton, just north of the Legion [MAP].
After a lunch of spicy basil chicken and rice, heading back to the office in the rain I almost started to cry. I love Thai food.
Leo’s is not a “restaurant” in the traditional sense of the word: there’s a serving counter and an eating counter. You sit on rickety stools facing the window. The menu is limited. And the food — or at least my spicy basil chicken and rice part of the menu — is fantastic.
In all of these respects, then, eating at Leo’s is not unlike eating in Bangkok. There was even a stiffling, humid feel to the air.
The staff were friendly and helpful (and brought back many happy memories of friendly, helpful restauranteurs we met in Thailand).
Leo’s is just the kind of Thai restaurant I would order up in my dreams.
I am very, very happy.
Total bill, $7.75. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 119 Pownal Street, Charlottetown.