The first things to catch our eye as we walked through the doors of Blue Elephant were the waiter’s trousers 6 Reviews
The first things to catch our eye as we walked through the doors of Blue Elephant were the waiter’s trousers. These baggy golden beauties unashamedly grabbed our attention and refused to let go for quite some time. Such eye-popping pantaloons were in keeping with the authentic Thai feel of the Elephant, whose décor has something of an al fresco feel. Sloping roofs adorned with red tiles, a pool of water with matching bridge and a cascading waterfall all give the illusion of the outside in.
Having regained our trouser composure we dug in to some excellent dishes. Muak lek corn cakes imbued with herbs followed an explosive dish of himmapan vegetables with stir-fried tofu and a Bangkok fish, a huge slab of oceanic pleasure smothered in a pungent chilli mix. Side orders of fried rice and pad thai noodles were entirely in order, soaking up the tang of the sauce. The only minor fly in the Elephant ointment was a plate of katong thong, a squad of pastry cups heaped with a chicken and fresh prawns, which though attractive was far too dry.
A portion of coupe blue icecream soon cheered us up, however, refreshing from head to toe with its frozen goodness. Less invigorating but more intriguing, the kanom kluai banana mixture oozed from leaf packages topped off with coconut shreds. Blue Elephant is an enjoyable and affordable restaurant to visit. Impressive food, service and belting slacks – what more could you want?By Rob Orchard
- Previous reviews
- 22 March,2012- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 07 April,2010- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 26 March,2008- reviewed by Jeremy Lawrence
- 12 March,2007- reviewed by Time Out Dubai Staff
- 30 April,2006- reviewed by Time Out Dubai
- 22 March,2006- reviewed by Matthew Lee
- 01 July,2004- reviewed by Rob Orchard
- 01 September,2001- reviewed by Time Out Dubai Staff
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