If you live in Nugegoda or go for tuition classes at Sasip you will definitely know LeeSH. It's a crowd favourite among the tuition kids. This quaint little shop has been around for a long time and since our last review, we were happy to see that their quality and standards have not wavered.
They have all your popular comfort foods like burgers, sandwiches, submarines, hot-dogs, what have you.
We started off with a Veggie Sub (Rs. 400). It was delicious with an enormous amount of thinly sliced cabbages, carrots, onions, tomatoes and lettuce on top of a small soy patty, with a fried egg topped with a slice of cheese and a drizzle of mayo. The veggies are fresh and crunchy with no additives so you can taste all the natural flavours. This is actually an ideal portion because I didn't find myself getting full nor was I looking around for more food.
We also tried their Chicken and Cheese Burger (Rs. 300). We would have preferred a bigger patty for that price, but all the same, the patty was juicy and tender with a nice meaty flavour topped with a handful of crunchy veggies and a cheese slice.
We also got a Tuna Burger (Rs. 300) which was our favourite. The tuna paste was homemade with a soft and mushy texture. It was well balanced in terms of flavour and included lots of cabbage, tomato and lettuce.
The Brownie and Ice Cream (Rs. 200) was top notch. It was served warm with Highland vanilla ice cream. The texture was soft and gooey with a layer of chocolate sauce on top. It wasn't too sweet either but I felt like it was a tad overbaked at the bottom. All in all, it was yum! Enough that we asked for some to takeaway.
I really wanted to try their iced coffee because that's one of their most popular drinks but unfortunately, it wasn't available. So we opted for a Hot Chocolate.
The Hot Chocolate (Rs. 300) was by no means as good as our favourite at Cafe Noir but it was pretty decent. The thick chocolatey texture and the cocoa flavour were strong enough, and we didn't get a sugar rush from drinking it.
The service especially is something we want to mention here. The place is manned by this lovely couple who genuinely seem to care about that their customers' well being and always make sure that what they serve is clean, fresh and delicious. They are incredibly friendly and always have a smile on their face which is very refreshing to see.
Our food arrived at a reasonable time so no complaints there. The kitchen is the first thing you meet as you enter and you can see how all your food has been made. They also use eco-friendly brown paper bags for takeaway.
The place is similar to what you would get on Pinterest if you type "green decor" with different shades of green complimenting each other. If you're a clean freak like me, the first thing you would notice is how clean the place is. The beautiful wall art and the wooden furniture gives the place a boutique vibe.
One thing I've always found irksome about the place is their operational hours. It is really confusing so be sure to check the timings we have put up here before you go or just call and check. It would be better if they could stick to consistent hours throughout the week.
We recommend this place if you want to enjoy some comfort food in a peaceful environment. You can even place your order beforehand and pick it up. Their prices have gone up since our last visit (4 years ago) but it's not unreasonably high and they do give you your money's worth.
A great spot for some delicious burgers in Nugegoda.
Exploring the streets of Nugegoda in search of good food, we stumbled upon a charming little sandwich bar, Leesh.
සිංහල වෙන කඩ ගැන කතා කරද්දී... අපි ඉස්සෙල්ලම කතා කරන්නෙ ඒ කඩේ ඇතුලත පිටත අලංකරණය, සුවපහසුව වගේ දේවල් වුණාට, ‘ලීෂ්’ එක ගැන කතාකරද්දි නම්, කොයිදේ තිබ්බත් යාළු ඒ සිනාමුසු මුහුණයි, සුහද පිළිගැනීමයි... කොච්චරවත් ඉස්සරහින් ම තමයි!
සිංහල හිතන්නකො ඇඟිල්ලක් විතර මහත චිකන්වලින් අනූන පැටි එකක් රස පදමට බැදලා ඊට උඩින් හැම් පෙති 2කුයි චීස් පෙති 2කුයි එලලා ලූණු, තක්කාලි, සලාද අඩුම කුඩුම ටික දාලා ගත්තාම. මස් රසත් එක්ක යන චීස් රස නිසා..
සිංහල ලීශ් කියන්නේ නුගේගොඩ පැත්තේ ගිය වෙලාවට අනිවාර්යෙන් ම ගොඩ වෙන්න ඕනේ තැන්වලින් එකක්.
සිංහල ලීෂ් එකට කවුරු කොහොම ගියත් නිරන්තරයෙන් ලැබෙන ලෙන්ගතු සේවාව නම් කාගෙකාගෙත් හිත් ඇදගන්නවා විශ්වාසයි.
සිංහල නුගේගොඩ නගරයේ වීදි දිගේ හොඳ කෑම තියෙන තැනක් හොයාගෙන යද්දි අපට ලීෂ් කියන පුංචි සැන්ඩ්විච් බාර් එක හමු වුණා. පුදුමෙ තමයි මේක තියෙන්නේ අපේ අළුත් ප්රියතම බත් කඩේ, ඒ කියන්නේ බෝ සෙවණට හරියටම ඉස්සරහ පැත්තේ. මේ අපූරු පුංචි අවන්හල හොඳට වායුසමනය කරලා තියෙනවා. ඒ වගේම ඒක හරිම පිරිසිදුයි. ඒක කරගෙන යන්නේ ඔයාලට හමුවිය හැකි හොඳම ජොඩුව. එයාලා දරුවනුත් එක්ක ජීවත් වෙන්නේ අවන්හලේ ඉහළ මලයේ. ඔයාලට සමහරවිට එයාල සෙල්ලම් කරන සද්දෙත් ඇහෙයි.
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A rice & curry spot down Hospital Road, Kalubowila.