>> Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Venue: My Elephant Thai Restaurant, Section 17 Petaling Jaya
Occasion: Get-together with high school classmates
Overall comment: Food was moderately nice (perhaps I didn't get to try out their best?) & the ambiance was a little too dim for my liking. Service was quite efficient, but somehow not very friendly :S
I've been eating non-stop! Just a day after eating SO much at Hilton Petaling Jaya, I was at My Elephant the next evening for yet another makan-session *fuyoh* I haven't met up with my high school classmates since the beginning of the year (somewhere around Chinese New Year), plus I haven't met Richard for at least 6 years!! The get-together was really nostalgic...we reminisced on our school days & the lovely AND not-so-lovely memories that those years held :)
We initially wanted to gather at Jaya One, but I remembered my friends telling me about My Elephant & that this place serves pretty nice tom yam...right...thus the decision. Well, it was all that nice somehow. It feels over-rated! Hahaha...maybe I didn't try their best? We actually decided to try out dishes where we have not had before nor heard before :P The price we had to pay for trying...bummer. It's not that cheap to eat there as well *sigh*
Thai Roselle Herbal Tea – a Vitamin C Booster & Cholesterol Buster
I ordered this drink because 1. it's the cheaper range of drinks 2. it's so-called a Vitamin C booster & Cholesterol Buster! - I really needed these :D It does taste quite nice...like Ribena :)
*non-alcoholic* Samuel said this drink taste pretty nice. It does look rather interesting, doesn't it? :)
Selection includes Tod Man Plah [Handmade Deep Fried Thai Fish Cakes.], PoPiah Tod [Deep Fried Hand-Rolled Springrolls with Braised Glass Noodle, Dried Shrimp and Assorted Vegetables], Golden Parcel, Prawn Wanton & Fresh Popiah [A combination of Shrimps, Lettuce, Carrots, Rice Noodle Sticks and Thai Herbs Wrapped in Rice Paper & Served with myElephant’s Signature Chilli Sauce]. 3 mini-sized pieces of each per portion.
This is quite an interesting mixture, but the restaurant isn't flexible enough to provide us with top-ups! *lol* I guess if we want a portion for 5, we'll just have to order 2 platters *sigh* Taste-wise, it's alright. Nothing beyond this planet :D
Ruth likes this! Very much healthier & more nutritious as well :) *yums*
Hand-pounded Green Papaya with Dried Prawns & Peanuts. Every Thai’s Favourite Salad and a Slimmer’s Secret too !
Just 1 word is needed to describe this dish on the overall - SPICY! *sigh* I guess my tolerance towards spicy food has gone down :( The dish is supposed to be appetizing, but it was too spicy for me (the chilli padi-spicy) that I could no longer enjoy the taste...my taste bud was "murdered" :S
High on Demand – our Roast Duck Curry with Seasonal Fruit (Pineapple/Lychee/Rambutan/Avocado)
*Available on Sat & Sun only. For other days, kindly pre-order 2 days in advance
BEST dish for the night...thick, flavorful curry with the fragrance of the roast duck, & the pieces of roast duck was tender & its taste was just nice as well....sweet & savory...the gravy goes SO well with rice! This is a dish where you will not stop once you start on it! :D
Semi Sweet Galangal-Lemongrass Soup with Aromatic Herbs & Coconut Milk. Best with chicken!
We didn't want something too spicy like the usual tom yam (cos some of us had weak stomachs), so we settled for something different of the same range with the tom yam. We didn't really like this dish somehow. It was a little too salty & it's very milky. Just check out the color...it's almost all-white! *lol* There's a tinge of lemongrass & "limau purut" leaves smell, but the taste of the soup was quite flat...just salty with milk :S
Our Special Egg Omelette with Fish Otak-Otak.
Hmm...tastes quite normal to me...where's the otak-otak?? Not enough...can't taste it! :(
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My Elephant Thai Restaurant
C-G-4 Happy Mansion
Selangor Darul ehsan.
Tel: (+6010) 220 1283
Website: Click here
Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday - Lunch (12:00 - 2:30pm)/ Dinner (6:)0 - 10:00pm)
Saturday and Sunday - Lunch Closed/ Dinner (6:00 - 10:00pm)
*P.S. last order at 9:30pm
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