This is a decadent dinner out that I haven’t shared with you yet. Have you ever had Cambodian food? The Elephant Walk offers Cambodian and French cuisine for brunch through dessert. They have three restaurants in Massachusetts and even provide cooking classes!
My sister’s visit coincided with Restaurant Week, so we enjoyed a special dinner tasting menu and ordered almost everything on it between the 3 of us.
Tip: If you ever feel overwhelmed by a large menu selection, or are unsure of the cuisine, consider a prix-fixe meal or tasting menu. You will choose from their signature dishes, without having to ask many questions.
Another Tip: Always save room for dessert.
We weren’t exactly sure what to expect of Cambodian cuisine, but we are all adventurous eaters excited to try new things.
How wild could a meal be if it starts with a warm baguette?
For our first course, my sister and I ordered the chilled avocado citrus soup. It had a very bright lime flavor, highlighted with lots of fresh cilantro.
The other appetizer on the tasting menu was Rouleaux, spring rolls with a tuk trey dipping sauce. Justin gave them a thumbs up.
2nd course, everyone ordered something different. I had pork brochettes over watercress and pickled veggies (yum!).
My sister ordered a very generous Salade Cambodgienne. Many of the ingredients used in the Cambodian cuisine reminded us of Thai food: peanuts, basil, cabbage, and satay.
Justin ordered the steamed mussels, and somehow cleared the entire bowl.
Entrées: again, something different for everyone off of the same tasting menu.
Justin ordered a spare ribs alongside pickled vegetables, on top of a bed of greens.
I had a very interesting dish of skirt steak, grilled corn, and fried something (we think parsnips, and I can’t find it on the current menu.) No one could keep their hands off of my plate, even my sister who had “reached capacity” by the 3rd course. She boxed up most of her chicken and veggie stirfry, and waited for dessert to come out.
Justin and my sister ordered the passion fruit mousse served in an almond lace up.
I went over to the dark side for dessert: very dark chocolate truffle cake, served with a vanilla cream and raspberry sauce. Again, no one could keep their spoons away from my dessert.
In review: Our four course meal at the Elephant Walk was memorable. I enjoyed the interesting balance of French and Asian flavors throughout our dinner. For never having dined in a Cambodian restaurant before, I didn’t know what to expect for flavor profiles, but I was pleasantly relieved to find them similar to beloved Thai cuisine. Plus, they have gluten-free and vegan menus! This is an ideal spot for adventurous foodies and parties with varied diets.
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