Pink Elephant Thai

Today I went out for lunch with my dad and we decided to go to Pink Elephant Thai on Alberni street. I don’t have Thai food very often and I have had some bad experiences with boring Thai food in the past but I was excited to go here and try something new.

We got there right after it opened at 11:30 and we were the first ones there but it started to quickly fill up. Inside the decor is modern with white walls and hot pink seats. The pink color actually looked really nice and they had a cool light fixture in the middle of the room.

The menu was quite large so it took us a while to decide what to order. We finally decided to get one premium lunch set and a noodle dish to share. The lunch set came with an appetizer, a soup, an entrée, and a side bowl of rice for $16. This is quite a bit of food for one person to eat on their own but it is good for sharing. For our appetizer we chose the Prawn and Mango Salad Roll. I really liked this roll except that there were these crunchy little bits that tasted like licorice. I personally don’t like licorice and I found it to be quite over powering, which was disappointing because otherwise I would have really liked this dish. The soup it came with was a Tom Yum soup. I really enjoyed this soup it had a really nice flavor and balance of spice. There were lots of big chunks of chicken in it and plenty of enoki mushrooms and cilantro.

For our main dishes we ordered the Gai Luk Tung noodles and the Keang Matsaman Gai curry. The noodles came with chicken, peppers, pineapple, and cashews on top. The noodles were cooked nicely and they had a good flavor.

The chicken curry was my favorite dish. It was a yellow coconut curry with big pieces of white meat chicken, cashews and onions. The curry was so creamy and it had a nice level of spice to it that gave it a little kick without being too overpowering. The crunchy cashews also added a nice texture to it that worked really well with the curry.

All of the dishes were presently nicely and were decent sized portions. The waitresses were friendly and kept refilling our water (it is a pet peeve of mine when servers don’t refill my water). Overall it was a really nice lunch and the food was very flavorful and tasty, I would definitely come back here to try some other things on the menu.

Yes if you like a trendy atmosphere and great curry

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Categories: $$ ($10-$15), Downtown, Thai


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