New Thai-Chin Mansion Menu @ Blue Elephant
Bangkok's Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant has launched a special menu to celebrate the 108th anniversary of the Thai-Chin Mansion, in which it sits, on South Sathorn Road.
The menu has been created by Nooror Somany Steppe, the founder and Master Chef of the Blue Elephant Group, and is inspired by the national cuisines of the historic mansion's previous owners.
Registered as a historical heritage site by the Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the current owners, the property began life as the Bombay Department Store before becoming the Imperial Headquarters of the Japanese Army during World War Two.
Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.
A variety of succulent dishes have therefore been designed around the traditional fare associated with India, Japan, China and Thailand to create the unique Thai-Chin Mansion Menu. Items include Vegetable Samoza Spring Roll, Kebab Chicken Sai Oua, Prawn Sushi, Nam Prik Phaow Plaa Yang and Dim Sum with Foie Gras and Chicken.
Master Chef Nooror said "We were simply delighted that the mansion was available for us to make it the home of our Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant in Bangkok when the Thai-Chinese Chamber moved to modern premises nearby in 2002. The mansion's exciting history inspired me to create the unique "Thai-Chin" menu to honour this century-old mansion. In addition, I was fortunate to have spent nearly three months in the kitchens of the grand Taj Hotel in Bombay, and have on several occasions been invited as a Celebrity Chef at the Tokyo Hilton and most recently at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai to promote Thai cuisine in India, Japan and China so with these experiences I feel that it is most appropriate for me to create a menu that is essentially Thai, but with an innovative twist that pays homage to the former owners of the Thai-Chin mansion".
The special menu will only be available for two months, August and September 2011, with specific dishes available a la carte, or with the entire set menu priced at B1,150 ++ per person.
Thai-Chin Mansion Menu
ยำไทย-จีน Thai-Chin Noodle Salad
Spicy salad with seafood and Shanghai noodle.
ซูชิกุ้งน้ำพริกเผาปลาย่าง Prawn Sushi Nam Prik Phaow Plaa Yang
Prawns roll with par boiled rice served with homemade dip
of grilled fish & roasted chill paste.
ขนมจีบไส้ตับห่านและไก่ Dim Sum with Foie Gras and Chicken
Steamed wonton stuffed with minced chicken and foie gras,
flavoured with aroma from truffle oil.
เคบั๊บไส้อั่วไก่ Kebab Sai Oua Chicken
Grilled minced northern style chicken sausage, flavoured with
Indian spices and Thai herbs, accompanied by mint chutney and onion salad.
ป่อเปี๊ยะซาโมซ่าผักรวม Vegetable Samoza Spring Roll
Spring roll pastry stuffed with mixed vegetables, flavored with Coriander seed and
cumin seed powder, accompanied by tamarind chutney.
ต้มยำโสมไก่ดำ Tom Yam Ginseng Kai Dum
Spicy black chicken soup with ginseng and Thai herbs.
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กุ้งผัดพริกเสฉวน Szechuan Prawn
Sauté prawns with Szechuan chili pepper and sweet basil.
ปลาทับทิมทอดเปรี้ยวหวาน Sweet and Sour Organic Tilapia
Deep fried organic red tilapia topped with sweet and sour sauce.
สเต็กเนื้อสไตล์ญี่ปุ่น Pon Yang Kham Beef Steak Japanese Style
Grilled marinated "Pon Yang Kham tenderloin beef" served with
stir-fried vegetable from Royal Project, and Japanese garlic rice.
SELECTION OF OUR HOMEMADE DESSERTS
แกงกุรุม่าแกะ Lamb Kuruma
Lamb curry, a marriage between Indian and Thai-Muslim,
served with saffron rice and cheese nan
ข้าวหมกแพะ Mutton Biryani
Indian and Thai-Muslim style organic mutton cooked in basmati rice,
flavored with aroma from spices, and accompanied by special cucumber salad.