Friday, April 5, 2013

My Elephant - Thai Restaurant @ Aman Suria, PJ.

Hot and spicy exotic Thai cuisine has been a favourite of mine since a very young age. I have never had a good authentic Thai meal in KL and the search still goes on. The best still comes from Thailand and the next best which was pretty close to the originals was in Kota Bahru.

Most so-called Thai restaurants in KL dishing so-called Thai food just doesn't taste as good as those found in Thailand or Kota Bahru. Most were cooked to cater to our local Malaysian tongue and because of this there will never be one restaurant that can dished out really original authentic Thai food. The search goes on and this time around is a restaurant called  'My Elephant'.

I have heard so much about this restaurant and it's about time I give my mystic tongue into some gruelling tests. We chose to patronise thier latest chain at Aman Suria where the place was easy to find and parking space are abundance.

My first impression on it's interior was simple and nice. Tables were well placed with white table cloths and white 'mahjong' paper used as table covers. Unfortunately the songs there were playing was English instead of Thai. It does make a huge difference if Thai songs were being played as it will enhance the atmosphere and mood of the place.

Their floor staff were mostly foreigners but they were well trained and very hospitable. We were greeted and ushered to our table by a waitress who was polite and professional.

A quick run through of their menu suggested that we had to order some 'common' dishes so that we can evaluate the greatness of thier food.

Firstly we were presented with some 'crackers' to keep us company. These crackers tastes superb and with the dipping sauce that came with it made it even more memorable.

Seafood Tom Yam
The seafood tom yam was pretty delicious. Just a tad to salty for my taste but it was fine. A little spiciness makes it more interesting. The setback was then portion was a little small and there was not too much seafood in it.

Green Curry Chicken
A must for us. Green curry chicken was very aromatic. The texture of the sauce was thick, full of santan or coconut milk which makes it taste really good. Again, it was a tad salty and the portion was really pathetic. Othewise, it would have been a great meal.

Brown Rice
All this saltiness goes really well with the brown rice which we had ordered. We opt for brown rice instead of the fragrant white rice as it is more healthy to consume. Indeed a wise choice.

Egg Plant fried with Minced Meat
This dish was highly recomended by their staff. And true enough this dish was a bomb. It was perfectly cooked with lot's of minced meat in it. It was very aromatic and goes very well with a plate of rice. Credits goes to the chef for this delicious palate.

Otak Otak Omelette
First we had a dish which was a bomb and now this otak otak omelette is a killer. This omelette was totally amazing. It was again perfectly cooked and we just couldn't believe our taste buds for picking up something so unique and so beautiful. Another yes from all of us. Highly recommended.

Conclusion : Nice lovely place for dining. Thai food was ok which was fine tuned for our local tongue. If I were to compare this with 100% authentic Thai food from Thailand, 'My Elephant' would fail miserably. So for now this place rowks as the food here is much better compared to other KL based Thai restaurants. Service was good and I truly hope they will play Thai songs instead of English songs. Price is above average and a meal like what we had costs us RM80.00+. A 3.5/5.


My Elephant Thai Restaurant
No.22, Jalan PJU 1/43
Aman Suria
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 03 7886 1451.

Block C-G4 Happy Mansion
Jalan 17/13
46400 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 010 220 1283

20-2, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8
Taman Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03 6201 0649.

Note : The above review is solely based on my personal opinion.

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