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Review for Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant (Beach Road)

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Address: #01-67/68/69, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, 199588
10 Aug 2014
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High hopes but Disappointed

Tried their catering recently after reading good reviews online, it was quit disappointing. The batter is too thick for their sweet and sour fish. Their cuttlefish was really hard for their cuttlefish dish. Their service was good though.
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Decent, Affordable Thai Cuisine

Full Diandin Leluk review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/12/diandin-leluk.html


Located in Golden Mile Complex "Little Thailand", the Diandin Leluk Thai restaurant has a long history. Founded by a husband and wife team as a mobile food truck service, before getting their current permanent location in 1985, Diandin Leluk is known for their cheap / affordable, tasty and authentic Thai food, prepared in rustic home style. Little wonder this 24-hour daily, 7 days a week Thai restaurant has been drawing crowds for years, many of whom have become regulars! However, I seem to recall their food was tastier in the past... it feels to me like standards are slipping.

Ambience at Diandin Leluk is simple, functional, and clean, though it's also cramped and bustling. The brightly lit place has solid wooden furniture, with marble topped tables, packed closely together. The place is noisy, with lots of movement and activity, resembling a coffee shop. At least it's air-conditioned and clean. There is some Thai decor adorning the walls, from newspaper clippings to pictures of the Thai monarch. Most eye-catching is the huge photo of rice farmers in the paddy fields. The place is suitable both for a quick eat and go meal, as well as lingering meals with long conversations.

Service at Diandin Leluk is efficient. Staff are able to converse well in both English and Thai, seat guests quickly, and clear / empty dirty tables or plates fast. I like their proactiveness in this regard. However, it does take some time to attract their attention, while staff are observant, they're also usually busy and rushing around. Still, at least when they speak to diners, the conversation is calm, polite, and unhurried, the staff gives you full attention. I must commend this, for staff from other restaurants in such situations usually are quite brusque. Only payment is self-service, everything else is tableside service. Orders are also quicky fulfilled, and staff help to arrange the table while serving.

Food at Diandin Leluk is decent in taste, generous, and affordable. The owners still oversee the preparation and hand make several items as well, so you're getting authentic, rustic Thai food. Fresh herbs are imported from Thailand throughout the week, and ingredients used are sourced fresh daily. Taste of most dishes is average to above average, though I notice the amount of spicy heat has been toned down for local palates, thus, most dishes aren't spicy, or just mildly spicy. Portions are generous, and communal dining of at least 3 people is encouraged. Prices at Diandin Leluk are cheap and affordable, budget about SGD $15 per person for a full meal!


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Many more better places for Thai food

Had sudden craving for Thai food last weekend and decided to head over with the family to Golden Mile aka Little Thailand. Have heard how the place is now famous for Thai food.

Overall, the food is very average but once you factor the price and ambiance in, I wouldn't really want to come back again. Here in Singapore, we are simply spoilt for choice when it comes to Thai cuisine. Many other better places.
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Getting My Fix for Thai Desserts

This was the main reason I went to Golden Mile Complex. Thai Red Rubies! Water chestnuts cut into chunky cubes and coated with tapioca flour and dyed red. Served with coconut cream. Satisfied my craving and made my day! 

 

The other dessert I got was the Thai Mango with sticky rice. With a side of coconut cream, which you drizzle over the mango before tucking in. Mango was sweet. Got this from Golden Mile Complex - Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant, which has a dessert takeaway counter! Many Thai desserts to choose from. 
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Felt cheated by those online blogs saying " good Thai food ". Lmao..

Went there on a saturday afternoon, today. Specially created account just for this place.
 
 Ordered Phad Thai, Green Curry chkn, Lemon grass chkn, Pineapple Fried rice, some vegetables and more, cant rmb. Went out with a group of 7.
 
 Phad Thai: Wet/Soggy/unappealing $6/pax. Not worth
 
 Green Curry: Diluted/Chicken tasted like it had been outside for more than half a day,like spoiled, dark coloured chicken inside. if u have cooked meat before, u know the meat will turn dark colour went out for a long time.
 
 Fried rice: Tasted like it had been in the rice cooker for so long, a bit mushed. Ain't fried rice suppose to be fried?....
 
 Lemon grass chkn: tasted of spoiled chicken. full stop
 
 Vegetables: disgustingly fried with horfun gravy type. starchy.
 
 My opinion? : Worst thai food i tasted. Not even worth spending, for an average income person like me. Up to you if u wanna try. Im just sharing this review so u know what u gonna expect when u eat here.
 
 P.S. Created this account specially for this.
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Expensive food that don't even taste good

Went there with my family thus i tried a fair amount of items off their menu. Pineapple fried rice, fish cakes, stuffed chicken wings, chicken in bamboo leaves, pork padthai, lime juice and coconut.
 
 I have to say that none of them tasted great, not to mention that the ingredients were often not fresh at all (the greens in the salad for example) having tried many recommended thai places on the site, i assure you there are better authentic thai restaurants out there at far more affordable prices.

The staff was very friendly though!