Lime Review - Eating & Drinking
The Blue Elephant
EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
The recently relocated Blue Elephant is known as one of London’s most iconic Thai restaurants.
After as short walking distance from the stunning Imperial Wharf; my guest and I were ready to venture in our culinary experience. On entry the restaurant boasted breathtaking decor and resembled much of the famous Bangkok palace, the Saran Rom.
To drink we started with a traditional Mai Thai cocktail and soon after we began the first course of the highly recommended tasting menu. To start we had Foie Gras in tamarind sauce, emerald chicken along with a recipe from the past; minced prawns, chicken and sweet spices stuffed in a golden taro pastry, accompanied by its own special sauce and Dim Sim; Parcels of minced pork, shrimps and crab meat steamed in a bamboo basket. The presentation was authentic and showed fine attention to detail.
After another cocktail, we went in on the main course which included grilled lobster, simmered lamb shanks cooked in coconut milk, homemade yellow curry paste with fresh organic turmeric, sweet potato, served with roti. Deep fried black cod and drunken beef a dish which consisted of stir-fried Scottish rib eye with home-made chilli paste and sweet basil accompanied by benjarong rice. I really enjoyed something from all of the dishes; they were cooked beautifully, rich and infused with spicy chilli flavours. For dessert my guest and I were presented with ginger crème brulee and passion fruit ice cream; a refreshing end to our Thai experience.
Overall the creative and unique variations of traditionally themed food complemented the stunning decor and fantastic location. Great for an evening get together with family and friends.
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