Tom yum soup is a dish that everyone will order in Thai restaurant. Tom yum soup here is more to clear base. But the spiciness maintained. Never ever underestimate their clear soup, you need alot of water to ease the spiciness. Ingredients wise you can choose between chicken tom yum soup or seafood tom yum soup. One thing I've realized in tom yum soup is the amount of basil leaves and vegetables that added some smell to the tom yum. Overall nice.
My elephant Thai restaurant is one of the famous Thai restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Fried lala is one of the must order dish in every Thai restaurants. Portion came is average. It was stir-fried with onions and long beans. Taste wise the sauce was yummy and thick. Slightly spicy and strong taste of curry leaf. I like how thick was the sauce. It is like the chinese 'kam hiong' style.
One does not exit a Thai restaurant without a taste of their tom yum gung. And that is how I benchmark of their food, if a Thai restaurant serve a subpar tom yum gung, it's not worthy to be called a good Thai restaurant.
The tom yum in myElephant did not disappoint. It's sour and spicy, a basic requirement for a good tomyum. The spices were rich and flavourful. With every sip, you can taste the spices that were used in the concoction, especially the lemongrass. The amount of seafood was also abundant and there were chunks of tasty tomatoes soaked in the soup. Goes very well with rice or on it's own!
I have a high benchmark for som tam because the one that I had in Jatujak, Bangkok was second to none. However I have never gotten the chance to try anything similar here.
The one at myElephant is below average. It's green papaya is too sour and the dried prawns taste were too overpowering. Until the whole dish is more of salty prawn taste than sourish appetizing. Would not recommend this to som tam lovers...
One of the happy times are the ones which I go on a department lunch. This is where we will go crazy with selecting dishes that we don't normally order, don't have to eat it if we hate it and best of all, we don't have to pay for it *evil chuckle*
So this time, we had the paku. It was my first time having a paku vegetable, I suppose it is some fern kind of vegetable. It was stir fried in Thai style with garlic on top. I must say this is one hell of a dish. It goes very well with rice and I can't get more of it. The vege was soft and slimy, slightly spicy. The garlic was the cream of the crop as it makes the whole dish smells and taste better. It gets kinda oily at the end of it though.
Before you decide to walk away after a meal, check out the mango cheesecake. Usually served frozen, this dessert will leave your brain freeze for a moment before the melting sweetness begin to register in your brain. The layer of mango on top of the cheese cake is sweet and sour, topped with more mango syrup. The middle part is block of compacted cheese that will make you crave for more. And the crust is what brings the whole cake to a complete, mouth-watering dessert.
what i dislike about my elephant's soups is that it's full of unedible ingredients when the bowl is served, it looks huge but after a few sips of the soup you'll find that there are ingredients such as a whole lemon grass in the bowl which cannot be eaten then there are also loads of kafir leaves, basil leaves, and coriander leaves that you can't eat because it was meant to provide fragrance only
when you are at this restaurant you must try the pandan drink it looks like plain water but it is actually infused with pandan which makes it very fragrant it is only served cold but i think it's better than warm anyway besides the fragrance, you will also enjoy the basil seeds that look like tadpoles in your drink in addition to that you can also try the sweet roselle tea which looks like ribena
my elephant thai restaurant in happy mansion is certainly doing so well that they recently able to open another branch at aman suria the place looks bigger and not as stuffy as the one in happy mansion. the aman suria area is also relatively newer so the restaurant intierior looks more modern
the thai green curry is not very spicy so it's suitable for young kids too you can have a choice of tofu, chicken, beef or seafood to go with the curry