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Blue Elephant: Not worth the Expense
I had long looked forward to a trip to the Blue Elephant after many trips to Thailand. It was a huge letdown. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is attentive, but as a cooking school they should be renown for their food and it was very disappointing. It was mediocre Thai food at best and on a par with any corner Thai restaurant in the USA. The prices are astonishingly high. We sampled the tasting menu which provided a wide range of offerings. The flavors seemed to be watered down and bland perhaps to suit the palate of 100% foreigners who are the clientele for this restaurant. With so much fantastic food available at great prices in BKK, don't waste your time or money here.
Blue Elephant: Royal Thai cuisine
My friend Owen decided to give me a treat at Blue Elephant Thai restaurant which is very sweet of her. Housed in an old colonial mansion, Blue Elephant looks grand. The ambience of the restaurant is quite formal and you are encouraged to dress up a bit for dinner.
Service is attentive and staff understands English which is great. There's also a culinary school here which I took lessons the next day. Check my travelogue for details.
There was a special set menu in the month of Sept07 which allowed us to sample different Thai dishes which I thought was neat as my favourite food is Thai food and I'm always hungry to try new dishes.
Taste wise is acceptable though I can't say this is the best Thai restaurant I've ever tasted. The spicyness is somewhat watered down to cater to Westerners as this restaurant is quite well known to expats.
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