White Elephant Thai Cuisine – Calgary, Alberta

I've been going through some personal things and it's been making me kind of depressed lately. The few cravings I've been wanting lately have been complete fails and so when I had a craving for Thai Chicken Pineapple Fried Rice, I looked for a place with the best reviews and found White Elephant Thai Cuisine inside the hotel. I was kind of low on patience when I got there and they said to me it was cash only and a wait. Good thing my husband decided to do the wait as I was happy with the food! We started our meal with their Hot and Sour Soup with Chicken or what they call Tom Yum Gai which is one of my favourite Thai soups. It's fragrant and spicy, well balanced.
Of course, with my craving, I ordered their Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken and it was exceptional. It was spicier than expected but nothing I can't handle, especially after the tom yum soup. The portion size was large, tons of chicken and pineapples and I was really quite satisfied with this fried rice.
Then, we ordered some Red Curry with Beef and Pineapples as my husband knows I love pineapples. We had an order of coconut rice with it, and I was expecting us to bring some curry home... but we actually ate the entire thing. The beef was tender, tons of slices of beef as well. Again, tons of pineapple and the curry was smooth and delicious. The coconut rice was a great with this dish!
After my visit here, I have no problem returning here for any Thai craving that I may want. It's not cheap here, but the portions are quite large. It's great for sharing! The location is a little intersting as it's located inside a hotel and there's not much signage to the location, but follow your nose! I really enjoyed my evening here. It is smoky as the ventilation isn't great, and the service is kind of slow... so, don't come when you're on a tight schedule and you'll enjoy it! White Elephant Thai Cuisine on Urbanspoon

White Elephant Thai Cuisine

1808 19 Street N.E Calgary, AB (403) 464-8558