Ever since its opening in 2016, Design Village welcome a spate of brands and shops to the mall but they are still falling behind when it comes to restaurants and food outlets. Elephant In The Room, a new Thai restaurant is one of the latest additions to the mall. It has a sleek, clean interior decor sans the unnecessary frills but the menu is relatively small... offering a few Thai appetizers, Rice and Noodle dishes only. Though air-conditioned, we were upset to see plenty of flies flying around; adding salt to the wound, the food lacked the bold Thai flavors.....
Green Curry Thai Laksa (Rm 11.90)
Seafood Tom Yum Noodles (Rm 14.90)
Mango Salad (Rm 9.90)
Water Chestnut Red Ruby Dessert (Rm 6.90)
Though the Green Curry Thai Laksa was well-presented but the flavors did not quite impress us. The creamy, herbaceous factor was missing, the sauce was rather diluted and watery. We expected bolder flavors. Tom Yum was equally disappointing, it was not spicy nor sour at all... with subdued flavors. Also, we did not like the texture of the Noodles... something like the local Koay Teow. The meal ender was not any better either; the Red Ruby Dessert lacked the creaminess of the Coconut Milk, everything seemed to be diluted and watered down. Pretty bad if you ask me.
Taste: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: Lot G-71, Design Village Outlet Mall, No. 733, Jalan Cassia Barat 2, 14110, Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 589 9231