Gastrology recently shared an evening of Thai delicacies in Chadstone’s latest contemporary Thai restaurant.
D'elephant Thai Cuisine opened its door in late 2014 and has worked hard to improve their modern yet authentic Thai menu, which boasts fresh ingredients, cooked to order and aims to deliver affordable and quality Thai food to Melbournians.
The menu features all your favourite Thai staples along with other lesser known dishes.
The Som Tum station delivered fresh Thai papaya salad.
Thai papaya salad
The salad of crispy pork fat, salted duck egg, prawns paired with sticky rice was delicious. All the dazzlingly fresh ingredients blended harmoniously, resulting in a clean and bright dish with a perfect salt-sour-heat balance.
Upper left: Panaeng curry with tender beef
Upper right: Deep fried chicken with cashew nut tossed in chilli jam
Bottom left: Deep fried barramundi fillet with lemongrass, chilli and garlic
Bottom right: Roast duck red curry
We particularly enjoyed the beef Panaeng curry. The curry was luxurious, thick and exhibited a marvellous aromatic lift and the beef was beautifully tender.
Left: Sago cantaloupe in coconut milk
Right: Mango sticky rice with coconut ice cream
The Mango sticky rice with coconut ice cream concluded our evening on a sweet note. A Thai classic, the dessert was scrumptious with generous slices of fresh mango over gooey sticky rice and creamy coconut ice cream - yum!
With a focus on classic Thai dishes served in a contemporary manner, D’Elephant is a delicious addition to Chadstone and Malvern East’s food scene.
Location: Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Malvern East