Located in Malta’s 5-star Hilton Hotel, the Blue Elephant remains a popular choice for special occasions and romantic dining. You’ll be transported to a tropical rainforest complete with rambling pathways and picturesque wooden bridges over bubbling streams filled with colourful fish. The welcoming, ever-courteous and efficient staff in authentic Thai garb, glide about softly whilst serving the guests with a smile. The Blue Elephant is a brand and diners are welcome to purchase merchandise from the gift shop. The menu offers Royal Thai cuisine, which traces its history back to the cosmopolitan palace cuisine of the Ayutthaya Kingdom.
Besides specialty set menus, there is an extensive à la carte menu featuring traditional curries as well as select dishes including dim sum (steamed parcels of minced pork, shrimps or crab meat) served in a bamboo basket, ‘pla salmon paow khamin’ (fillet of salmon marinated in Thai herbs and wrapped in banana leaves), ‘ped phad khing’ (stir-fried marinated duck breast with ginger, onions, mushrooms and exotic soya sauce), and from the vegetarian menu, ‘tow-ho yang’ (strips of marinated bean curd served with a cucumber and peanut sauce). The spicier dishes are highlighted with little elephants; the more elephants, the hotter it is. Fresh herbs, fruits and flowers are flown in regularly each week to complement the authenticity of each dish.