Taipei restaurant – 象廚泰式料理 Elephant Kitchen Thai


We found ourselves walking among the backstreets near Taipei City Hall the other night, and stumbled into this Thai place. Often places around this area are pricey, so when we saw the price we were skeptical. But…


Inside is spacious and plenty of light. It looked clean – so far, so good.

The menu is vast, but in English ^



Green Papaya Salad 




I always like ordering this in Thai restaurants. Although it may look a bit insipid in colour, the flavours usually deliver. You’re to expect salty, sour, spicy, crunchy, sweet, nutty flavours in every mouthful. It’s a right old mix in the mouth.

Pork Satay skewers




Satay for days. If we come back, I am ordering two portions of this. Succulent pork, good flavours on the skewers even without the dips. However, that spicy dip hits the money, too.

Crispy fried chicken




Yessss. If you’re into chicken and spicy things then this is a must. Expect spice in every mouthful, with delicious crispy chicken following it. Not at all greasy, very nicely flavoured and fresh tasting. You can’t go wrong ordering this.

Shrimp cake




Ever seen a shrimp cake this thick?


Good flavours in this shrimp cake. It’s nice and juicy inside, and paired with the sweet sauce – winning.


You should get some rice, to settle the salty, sour and spicy flavours throughout the meal. But, you must absolutely try this secret tip I am about to give you. Order the satay and enjoy it for what it is, BUT, make sure you douse some of that peanutty curry onto your rice – you’re welcome in advance.

Coconut cream dessert




Something sweet to finish on. Some lychee involved here, as well as a bunch of traditionally Thai dessert additions. The coconut cream is lovely, and the sago underneath is nice for a change, too.

Opening Times:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Sunday

11:30 – 14:30 and 17:30 – 21:30


02 2749 1988

Author: eatingintaipei

Recently moved out to Taiwan and don't know how to order at restaurants? I got you sorted. Can read some characters but still don't quite know what you're ordering? I got you sorted. This site has been developed to help people who can't speak or read Mandarin. I use pinyin, characters and English to talk about food ordering, and how you can do it at specific restaurants. If you like it, then give me a shout! Ash.

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