Blue Elephant Restaurant
Dress code: Smart casual
Reservations: Recommended for lunch, necessary for dinner
233 South Sathorn Rd, Bangkok 10120 Tel: 0-2673-9353-8
Housed in a century-old building, visiting Blue Elephant is like a journey back in time.
Traditional Thai cuisine is enhanced with a twist of fusion to suit Western tastes as well as to appeal to local diners. As a starter, house speciality pearl of Blue Elephant is a must-try, comprising a selection of satay, prawns and fish cakes with a selection of sauces. Foie gras with tamarind sauce should not be missed, the coupling of tamarind with seared goose liver indicative of the restaurant's innovative approach to Thai cuisine. Fresh lime sea bass with a whole fresh fish flavoured with lemongrass, fresh lime juice and crushed chilli, or bamboo fish, a sea bass fillet grilled in a bamboo case, stand out in the seafood selection. The more adventurous diner will be rewarded by trying running crocodile, stir-fried spicy crocodile meat with chilli, basil, fresh peppercorns and palm heart.