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Pink Elephant Thai

This should be an easy post: I loved it.

The restaurant itself is gorgeous. Modern surroundings, white and pink fixtures. Very fitting for a restaurant called Pink Elephant.

We came here for the $10 lunch specials. All specials are served with chicken wings, green salad and coconut rice.

There are lots of options to choose from: noodles, curries, stir-fries. We settled for the Thai Green Curry ( fresh basil, snap peas, eggplant, bell peppers and coconut milk) and the Pad Thai (tofu, green onions, fresh ground peanuts, and tamarind sauce).

I’m gonna go on record to say that this Pad Thai is one of the best I have ever tasted! The noodles were cooked to perfection, the flavors were fantastic. I added chicken to my order, and I recommend it. I’ve heard that prawns are another excellent add on, and I can’t wait to try them next time.

The curry was phenomenal. It was spicy and sweet, just delicious. Again, all I can say is that truly enjoyed it.

All through our meal, we had servers refilling our water, asking how everything was. The service never missed a beat, and we were treated like royalty from the moment we entered.

Another tasty thing that Pink Elephant Thai is known for is their innovating drink menu. Their martini list starts at $8 a drink, and for downtown Vancouver, that’s a good price for a 2oz drink. I didn’t have an alcoholic drink this time around, but I did sample their delicious Thai Iced Tea (strongly brewed black tea, mixed with condensed milk, tamarind, orange blossom and other spices). If you’ve never tried it, I recommend it. Pink Elephant Thai’s version is delicious.

Aside from their great lunch specials, they have their Thai noodle soup happy hour. For $6 you can have your choice of noodles, meat and seafood and broth.

The bottom line? Pink Elephant Thai is affordable, the food is great, and the service is friendly. Follow them on twitter @pinkethai

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