There is such an abundance of Thai restaurants near our house that there are a few that I’ve never tried. After this weekend I can finally scratch off Blue Elephant from that list. My wife called in a delivery order and about an hour later a variety of Thai dishes were on our table. Blue Elephant also specializes in sushi and Italian food, which I find very odd, though from looking at the menu again it appears that there are only a few Italian style dishes offered.
We dined on the Thai style basil chicken, Thai spicy chicken, and Pra Ram, stir fry with a Thai peanut sauce ($12.95 each). The basil chicken was served with ground chicken, which I have never seen before. However it was a really tasty mix of flavors with green bean, onion, and bell peppers added to the mildly spicy sauce. The Thai spicy was indeed a spicy dish of red curry sauce with stir-fried chicken and mixed vegetables. This was my favorite of the night. The Pra Ram came dry with the peanut sauce on the side. The chicken was thin sliced and served over a bed of steamed veggies. I thought this one was a little on the bland side and was my least favorite.
So, how does Blue Elephant stack up to Lemon Grass, Ruthai’s, Bangkok Bistro, etc? Overall I don’t think the food was quite as good as some of the other nearby restaurants, but it is still above average. However bonus points are awarded for being the only one that delivers to your door. For that reason alone, we will likely order from Blue Elephant again in the future.