"My Elephant" serves Thai food with an interior deco which was pretty zen in its approach, clean and almost like a fine dining setting. We liked the ambience, the black and white contrasting furniture, the mahjong paper and potted plant on each table. Neat. We wanted to order the set lunch which was just RM7.90 (inclusive of drinks and fruit), but yesterday being a public holiday (Deepavali), no set lunch was available. Ok, so we ordered dishes instead.Started drinking my KraChiap cooler, which is Thai roselle herbal tea (RM2.50) before realising that I had not yet taken any photos of it....ooops! I like the taste of this drink, slightly like Ribena, but better.
For meat, we had Gai Tod Gratiam Prik Thai or special deep fried chicken nuggets with kaffir lime leaf, garlic and crushed Thai peppercorns (all in the batter coating the chicken)...supposedly legendary. While eating this, dipped in the Thai chilli sauce, hubby-to-be and I knew we could recreate this dish pretty easily at home. It was an ok dish, though we wouldn't go so far as to call it legendary. At RM12.00, the serving was slightly smaller than expected.
The sweet Thai chilli sauce that accompanied the deep fried chicken.
"Jungle vegetables" turned out to be paku pakis (fern leaf) which was springy and crunchy, as only young shoots were used. Stirfried with chilli paste (I think with a dash of belacan), this dish tasted great albeit a tad too oily.
The total bill came to RM43.00, more expensive than what a usual lunch would cost, but it was a very satisfying meal nonetheless. Oh, and the waiter was pretty knowledgeable about the menu and courteous too. We were rushing off for an appointment and hence had to give the dessert a skip. We plan to return again to try its other dishes and of course, the sago pudding with mango dessert which was featured in Precious Pea's posting .........yummmm.
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