Restaurant: White Elephant
Location: 759 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. (215) 663-1495
Date: November 26, 2019
Rating: Fine, but “Americanized” Thai
This year for ThanksGavin 2019 we arrived a day early in Philadelphia and so went out locally with my parents and Aunt & Uncle to:
White Elephant, a nearby strip mall Thai.
They have nicely decorated the fairly boring space. No Thai (language) on the menu!
Some kind of lobster roll.
Coconut Soup. Seafood combination in coconut milk , with galanga, lime juice, mushrooms, onions, carrots, celery and red bell peppers.
Thai Eggplant. Thai sweet eggplant sautéed until brown and stir fried with chicken, onion, carrot, broccoli, red bell pepper, basil and aromatic herbs.
Sweet Surrender. Fillet of salmon crusted with pecan and baked to perfection, served with mellow apricot brandy sauce.
Overall, this was tasty because Thai is always tasty — but it was pretty “whitebread” as you would expect from a Philly suburb strip mall. No Thai on the menu, spice and flavors toned down a bit.