Pink Elephant Thai

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One Wednesday evening in December, I stopped by Pink Elephant Thai by the Marine Drive SkyTrain Station for dinner.

It was fairly busy on this evening, but the waitresses were quick. I was seated almost immediately and had a lot of time to scan through the menu.

Initially, I wanted the Calamari but changed my mind because, c’mon, I’d had that dish so many times in my life. Instead, I picked the Thai Style Pork Cheek (C$10.95), which was grilled and marinated pork pieces with Thai herbs and spices.

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I also had the Matsaman, which was simmered coconut curry with onions, potatoes, and cashew nuts. There was a choice of meats that came with this dish, and I chose Oxtail AAA Grade (C$17.95). The other choices were chicken, beef, tofu, veggies, and prawns.

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For the pork cheek, the sauce was a tad spicy – for me anyway – even though on the menu it gave just a one-chili rating. The pork cheek was tender.

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The curry dish was delicious. The oxtail was very tender, obviously more so than the pork cheek. This dish didn’t come with rice, but I didn’t want rice anyway.

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Because it was near Christmastime, the flatscreen was showing some Christmas movie featuring Mickey Mouse – obviously on one of the American channels. And then after that, it was showing Home Alone 2.

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Overall, a good dinner. One downside was that the tables were so close together that I could hear the conversation at the table to my right. Didn’t want to, but I heard everything they were saying.

By the way, there’s a second location of Pink Elephant Thai, on Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver.

Where: Pink Elephant Thai, 434 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5X 2R9
Website: http://thaihouse.com/pink-elephant-thai/

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