I have seen this place a couple of months back and have always wanted to give it a go but never got the chance to do so. Finally I did and I was happy that I gave it a go.
Smile Elephant is a hole in the wall kind of place. In fact, if you did not know exactly that its a Thai restaurant, you might actually mistake it for one of those hellholes that pretend to be an eatery. Thankfully, I was mistaken with this one.
I ordered the Thai Iced Tea and the Pandan Iced Tea just to make a comparison with Just Thai's version and I'm really happy to say that our version is much more authentic. Of course, Smile Elephant also has their own distinct flavor but I personally disliked the Pandan Iced Tea. I felt it was a bit off.
I ordered the Bangkok Rice which they said is their own version of a seafood rice and I was pleasantly surprised with how it tasted. This rice is good enough for 2-3 people and can stand alone on its own. You actually don't need to order anything else for it has scallops and egg already in it along with bits and pieces of shrimp.
I also ordered the Asparagus with Shrimp and this one was another winner. The asparagus was cooked just right and not soggy while the shrimps were obviously fresh.
The only other thing that I did not like aside from the Pandan Iced Tea was the sticky rice with mango. This was dismal.
Overall, I was happy with Smile Elephant. Thank you to my friend who treated me to this place. You never fail to support me in my blogging reviews. :)