I was recently introduced to this new Thai restaurant known as "My Elephant" located at the ground floor of Happy Mansion flats in Section 17. I was also told that they used to operate a Som Tam stall at the Plaza Mont' Kiara night market and also a restaurant in KL which subsequently relocated to this outlet. I kinda like this place; cozy and perfect for gathering with friends over good Thai food at reasonable price. I was there last Friday to discuss our Drive For Food strategy, thus, not many photos were taken. SInce Hubby and I were clueless of what to eat tonite, we decided to revisit this place.
This glass of Mango Mojito (RM4.50) was ordered by WMW which tasted quite funny.
For appetizer, we ordered Miaeng Kum (RM8.50) where you wrap the daun kadok with coconut crisps peanuts, dried shrimp, assorted condiments - chopped chili, ginger and lime, topped with sweet-sour tamarind sauce. A very recommended teaser to start off with.
We ordered Tom Som (RM12) during the first visit and I loved it very much, so we decided to have it again tonite. Tom Som is a clear Galangal-Lemongrass-Lime Soup with aromatic Thai herbs. You can either have it with fish or seafood. I prefers the latter though that comes with big prawns and squids. The taste is so perfect; tangy and spicy! Not a drop wasted.
Another great appetizer that I loved was the Yum Mamuang Talay (RM8) which is actually green mango salad with assorted seafood tossed with spicy dressing. It was served with generous helpings of prawns and squids. I find it really addictive as I couldn't stop putting it into my mouth.
This plate of otak-otak omelette was ordered during my first visit. It was not too bad. Tasty and aromatic. Perfect dish to go with rice.
I was disappointed with the Gai Yaeng Tar Krai (RM10) which is actually BBQ Chicken Fillet with lemongrass. I would prefer if they use chicken thigh instead of the breast part. Tastewise, it was quite bland, certainly lack of lemongrass flavour.
Choo Chee Goong (RM15) is a yellow curry dish with river prawns. The serving came with 6 big pieces of prawns. The gravy was not too bad but sadly it didn't blend well with the prawns which were deep-fried in batter. I have no idea why it was cooked that way, as the prawns turned a bit dry and didn't absorb the curry flavour at all.
They don't have any menu for dessert as they only offer 'dessert of the day'. I didn't order any for today as they served the same Sago Pudding which I had during my last visit; Sago Pudding served with Jackfruit and Mango. Very light and not too sweet, just perfect to end the dinner.
A place worth visiting without ending up with a cut-throat bill. I will be back to try out more of their yummies. Do visit My Elephant which is located at:
Block C-G4 Happy Mansion
46400 Petaling Jaya
Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (except Sunday lunch)
Lunch: 12.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.
Dinner: 6.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Tel : 012 328 5028 ~ Patrick