Meal at Blue Elephant

Meal at Blue Elephant

at Blue Elephant on 1 January 2015
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Reviews and word of mouth alike hail this venue as the best for Thai food in Bangkok, therefore I obviously needed to try it whilst over there on a stop over from my recent holiday in Sri Lanka.  Thankfully there was space on a Monday evening, but not that much and that was the slowest part of the week, therefore if you are wishing to go here on your visit and want to go anywhere near a Fri or Sat in advance I would book via email well in advance.  It was a great place to visit and for its modern and upbeat take on the Thao dishes is thoroughly recommended.

I only had enough space for three starters and went for the chicken and buffalo satay, the pan fried foie gras with parsnip puree and tiger prawns.  The satay was delicious although there was a meagre amount of sauce provided so that was rectified shortly after receiving and I didn’t really see the point of the warm toast slices that came with it but tried all together as that was the intention – the toast wasn’t necessary but the satay was superb; succulent and powerful in flavour.

I only had enough space for three starters and went for the chicken and buffalo satay, the pan fried foie gras with parsnip puree and tiger prawns.  The satay was delicious although there was a meagre amount of sauce provided so that was rectified shortly after receiving and I didn’t really see the point of the warm toast slices that came with it but tried all together as that was the intention – the toast wasn’t necessary but the satay was superb; succulent and powerful in flavour.

The foie gras was beautifully done and balanced well with the supporting puree which helped with the viscous and sweet jus that came with it. The tiger prawns with strip of chicken within each prawn were nice but I was surprised the pastry was so thick – this wasn’t necessary and had it been a lot thinner and crispier, I would have rated it far more.

A very pleasant meal with some sumptuous sauces and I am glad I made the effort.  That said, I had probably one of the nicest chicken noodle soups of my life with crushed peanuts, sugar and fish sauce at a street stall earlier that day for 70p whilst waiting for a foot massage which does make one re-evaluate what is available (photo included). However, if one wanted decent Thai food and at a safe bet level, it is worth a visit.

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8 / 10

Exterior

Interior

Amuse bouche

Meal selection

Chicken and Buffalo satay

Roasted foie gras

Prawn and sweet syrup

Street stall chicken noodle with sugar, nut crumbs and fish sauce had earlier in the day – 70p