Blue Elephant: Royal Thai cuisine and cooking school

Bangkok Top Restaurants Blue Elephant
Entrance to the restaurant at Sathorn Road. Photo by Discovering Bangkok

Blue Elephant is the epitome of Bangkok’s hospitality and rich history, served in bowls of succulent, mouthwatering dishes. Experience the Royal Thai Cuisine in a priceless historical setting. Feel the Thai flavors run freely in your mouth, relive history in this colonial-style home, and elegant dining room.

This century-old Bangkok mansion, under the helm of Master Chef Noroor Somany Steppe, is listed in Thailand’s Fine Arts Departments and it’s one of Bangkok’s top of the list priced possessions. Master Chef Noroor Somany Steppe is Blue Elephant’s founder and executive head chef of Blue Elephant’s Thai restaurant chain. Try one of Chef Noroor’s signature dishes that are traditional and bursting with flavor.

The restaurant is located at 233 South Sathorn Road ( ถนนสาทรใต้), and with the Surasak BTS station ( สถานีสุรศักดิ์) just in front of the restaurant’s entrance.

The restaurant is open for business from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm for lunch and dinner from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm.

Blue Elephant restaurant, that comprises three floors, has a stunning view that is sown to your memory once beheld. The main dining room is on the ground floor, lined with polished wood while split into two. The restaurant is decorated with several awards, Asian trinkets stuffed in display cabinets. There is also a Jazzy blue bar that is sure to take you back to the ’80s.

Bangkok Top Restaurants Blue Elephant
Spicy prawn salad with herbs and avocado. Photo Courtesy of Blue Elephant from their Facebook page

Blue Elephant is known to set the standard of excellence in dining that they achieve by requiring only expertly trained Chefs that are endowed with great skill and patience to create colorful, delicious, diverse and delicate meals. So if you are in Bangkok looking to try some traditional Thai cuisine in all its natural glory, Blue Elephant is just the place.

For Thai food lovers, the Thainess Menu has been specifically packed with a variety of balance taste and premium local products. There are a variety of dishes that are guaranteed to make your travel; the menu is split into three sections, the past, the present, and the future. Let’s try the Khang Khao Phuak ( ข้างเขาเผือก), for instance, it is a mixture spice seasoned chicken, minced prawn and wrapped in taro pastry, dished out and served in a beautifully designed China and unforgettable crisp white table cloths that have embroiled blue elephants on them, and sweet dipping sauce on the side.

Enjoy original Thai cuisines created by Master Chef Noroor herself, the eggplant salad is an amazing combination of grilled scallops and vegetables, with a touch of truffle oil. Thai food lovers can also try the “Foie Gras” with sticky tamarind, it is the head Chef’s personal favorite.

Wine lovers, Great news! You are not left out, Blue Elephant has its special range of wines that balances the spice of the meal, there is also the Fruity Blanc d’Alsace and a bottle of Cuvee Royale Thai. Now here’s something cool, the spice level of served meals is determined by the number of elephants next to the dish, this does not stop the kitchen from being flexible though, so don’t forget to ask when you place your order.

The side dishes are a whole new level of tastes, there is the popular blue elephant Phad Thai ( ผัดไทย), as well as portions of brown jasmine rice and sticky rice, and Fried rice with crabs and vegetables.

The dessert platter is a moving train of all the premium sweet treats Thailand has to offer. Desserts include coconut cream in perfect bite-size portions; it also includes a Durian cheesecake that is strongly-scented, the sweet fragrant jasmine cake, and the coconut custard. You can also enjoy a soothing blended lemongrass tea that comes in an elephant-shaped pot, very refreshing.

The Blue Elephant is more than just one of Bangkok’s reputable restaurants; it is also a provider of Thai premium products and a cooking school.

The products that Blue Elephant markets comprise from Thai Curry Pastes to a complete range of premium ingredients allowing you cooking genuine Thai food at home. Also fresh ready-to-meals and sauces with ingredients imported directly from Thailand. They are available in singular portions and in bulk quantities for caterers, all of them available in different retail outlets, such as Gourmet Market at Siam Paragon.

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Basmati Rice, one of the products marketed by Blue Elephant. Photo by Discovering Bangkok

The reputable cooking school of Blue Elephant runs classes every day, twice a day, which also includes an exciting trip to the market in the morning. Thought this is the most famous cooking school that you can find in Bangkok, there are several first-class hotels that provide cooking class service for their guests. Here is a shortlist if you want to give a try: The Peninsula Bangkok, Anantara Siam Bangkok, The Siam Hotel, and Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, among others.

There is a wide range of dishes that satisfies everyone, whether they are looking for a familiar Thailand taste or wish to be surprised by creative cuisines made from the best of Thai spices, scents, and herbs. Come along, The Blue Elephant restaurant and cooking school awaits.