I walked into this place as a part of ‘surprise evening’ with a group of friends, only to realize that for the foodie in me it was beyond just surprise. We were at a top restaurant in Bangkok which serves super YUMM Thai food & is so famous that they sell their memorabilia – tee shirts, ‘blue elephant’ shaped piggy banks, candle stands etc & I was told people buy them as well. Thai Sauces, curry mixes etc were also being sold under the Blue Elephant Brand.
They have had famous people from around the world eat at their Restaurant including the senior George Bush – they had a picture of that event on the wall.
What differentiates them from the rest is that they impart classes to the guests on how to prepare a multi course Thai lunch or dinner post which the guests can enjoy the meal. Of course one can just walk in, order, eat & leave as well, like in all other restaurants.
For enrolling into the cooking class, one has to seek pre appointment. Post successful completion of the course they award ‘certificates’ as well. They give a ‘blue Elephant’ branded apron during the class which one can take back home as a memory.
This is a part of the series ……. For the Chef in u
Contributed by YUMMRAJ’s favourite Chef ANONYMOUS
Super easy to make & Super good to eat……………
Thai Green curry had always been a mystery to me. I wud have eaten this dish in at least 10 different Restaurants in the last two years. Infact, I have at times tend to rate restaurants in my mind on the basis of Thai Green curry!!!!
This eating around of Thai Green Curry continued till I accidentally stumbled upon a Cookery Show on TLC. I found that making this curry from scratch was less complicated than it seems. So recipe hunting started & so did my experiments in the kitchen.
Here is my version of the Thai Green curry with ingredients that r easily available in Delhi.
For the Green curry all that is needed is a paste. The following ingredients are needed to make the paste.
Take 3 lemon grass stock. Clean, remove outer layers & cut them into small pieces.
Add thumb size Thai Ginger(Galangal).
Two Kaffir lime leaves
Take 1 cup coriander leaves & ¼ cup fresh Basil leaves.
2 teaspoon dhania (coriander) powder, 1 teaspoon jeera (cumin) powder, 1 teaspoon brown sugar (use normal sugar as substitute), 2 tablespoon fish sauce & 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 5 fresh green chillies, 2 large cloves of garlic, 1 small onion.
Pretty popular eatery with friendly & quite efficient staff, a good kitchen & some very interesting food. They have a buffet spread that is quite elaborate & many options on alacarte.
We went for Tiger Prawn Shuijiao – one of the most unique dimsums I have ever had. U wud like it if u have started appreciating Japanese or Korean cuisine – might not like it if u prefer just Chindian (Indian made Chinese food). Burmese dish Khao Suey was very good as well but u can get a tangier version of this sitting at home from The Burmese Kitchen at half the price. For dessert we loved the crispy Chinese date roll with ice cream – Few Chinese desserts are as good.
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