A taste of Bangkok
quartet of Bangkok eateries will more than make up for it.
OLD Part of the fun is in finding this place. Hidden within Bangkok’s typically disorganized cityscape is a century-old building that houses the restaurant. Being here feels like you’re visiting a prominent family in turn-of-the-century Siam. The menu features classic Thai dishes plus modern ones, as well as “future” recipes created by owner Nooror Somany Steppe. The Blue Elephant brand has grown in popularity, and now includes locations in Europe and the Middle East.
Recommended dishes include Muslimstyle massaman lamb curry (THB380/13), crispy grouper with a sauce (THB520/$16) flavored with Prachuab Khirikhun pineapple, garlic and chili sauce, and black chicken green curry (THB550/$17), served with crispy roti bread. For something truly decadent, try foie gras tamarind sauce (THB720/$22). Open daily 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM; Blue Elephant Building 233 South Sathorn Road, Kwaeng Yannawa, Khet Sathorn; tel +66 2 673 9353; blueelephant.com/bangkok