We had our Christmas celebration dinner at Red Elephant Thai Restaurant on 195 Khyber Pass Road in Newmarket (Auckland).
The presentation in the restaurant was very good. Everything looked clean and tidy.
We ordered Banquet Menu 2.
First up we enjoyed some assorted appetizers.
Each one of them was wonderfully fried and very crispy~~
The Tom Yam Goong Soup came next.
Spicy Prawn Soup seasonsed with Lime Juice garnished with Hot Chilli, Lemon Grass & Mushroom.
The mushroom and prawn pieces were very sizable!
The main course consisted of five different main dishes.
Kaeng Panaeng – Red Curry of sautéed Beef with Sweet Basil & Coconut Milk, Gai Ob Pu Kao Fai – Sizzling Platter of Baked Whole Chicken marinated in Thai Herbs served with Sweet Chilli Sauce flambéed with Brandy, Pla Krapong Rad Prik – Whole Crispy Snapper with Hot Chilli Sauce, Goong Tod Kratiem Prik Thai – Sautéed Prawns & Calamari with Garlic & Peppers, Pad Pak Look Chin Pla – Pan Fried Mixed Vegetables with Fishballs.
This flamming baby chicken a.k.a. Gai Ob Pu Kao Fai deserves an honourable mention.
It came out engulfed in flames, the view was quite spectacular, however the flames had dampened down by the time it reached the table.
If you look carefully you can still see the bit of orange flame on the top of the chicken~~ 🙂
My favourite part of a meal is the dessert which was
Hot Banana Fritter served with Coconut Milk Ice Cream.
It was DELICIOUS!!
For Coffee I ordered a Latte, which was very good as well. 😀
Overall Mark: 4.7/5
The service was excellent and the restaurant has high hygiene standards, which could be noted by seeing serving staff using a towel, which acts as protection against hand contamination, when handing out clean new plates.
I had a great experience at the restaurant with my family.