Portland – The Green Elephant

Continuing the drive up the coast of Maine, we stopped in Portland for one night. We were all in the mood for Asian food and decided on a vegetarian Thai restaurant called The Green Elephant. We checked with several locals including our hotel staff, shop keepers, and Uber drive and they all gave it a great review.

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The ambiance and decor included some furnishings that appeared to be from Ikea. The modern touched, natural elements, and soft lighting made a fun atmosphere.

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The menu was pretty extensive including appetizers, soups, salad, stir fry options, curries, and noodle dishes. The proteins you could choose from included tofu, processed soy products, tempeh, and eggs.

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We started with one of the most unique salads and creative food combinations that I have every eaten. This special of the day dish called Miang Kam Jay consisted of four bite size salads. It was a mix of peanuts, grapefruit, shallots, lime, and toasted coconut flakes all nestled in a betel leaf.

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My daughter ordered the Pad Thai which was just delicious and spiced well. The raw vegetables were a nice touch to the soft, chewy rice noodles. The crumbled peanuts added more texture and complimented the sauce. I liked how there was not too much sauce.

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The Asian vegetables with tofu stir fry pleased my son but it was average. The Green Elephant only serves brown jasmine rice and I do support that healthier choice.

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The Green Curry was excellent. You could choose a spice level of 2 being mild, 3 medium, and 4 spiciest. We chose 3 and it felt like a 6. That was my only complaint. Otherwise, the actual flavor profile was right on with the coconut milk, curry, and ginger.

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