{May 19, 2012}

Kimchi: We haven’t had anything to add to our food blog in a while, so going to the Elephant Bar was pretty exciting…but we failed to take pictures of our two main entrees. Hahaha…oh goodness. We kind of just dug in and as I was eating dessert, my eyes widened and told Martini we forgot to take pictures. ^_^* Anyways…we managed to take two pictures at least. I got an email about Elephant Bar’s promotion: 3-course meal for two for $20!!! This included an appetizer, two entrees, and dessert. Here’s the original pricing if we didn’t use the promotion:

Wok-Fired Chicken and Lettuce Wrap     8.50
Crispy Teriyaki Chicken     12.25
Wok-Fired Mongolian Beef     13.95
Ultimate Chocolate Indulgence     5.95
Total: $40.65!!!

Wow, this $20 promotion is such a great deal! I was stuffed!

Martini: The promotion was pretty damn good, perfect time to try a new place :D

Wok-Fired Chicken and Lettuce Wrap

Wok-Fired Chicken and Lettuce Wrap

Kimchi: The lettuce wrap was soo yummy! Chicken was soft and flavorful and I liked the small bit of mango salsa on the side. Martini and I like eating bulgogi wrapped in lettuce, so we liked this chicken version a lot as well. It’s an appetizer that’s actually very filling if you’re only sharing it between two people.

Martini: It might have been just me but the chicken tasted a lot like another Filipino meat dish, I thought it was interesting. Ever since I’ve made the bulgogi wrapped dish, I’ve been a fan of meat and lettuce food. This one from Elephant Bar was so good, complimented with sauce, mmhmm! We ran out of the green lettuce so we had to eat the purple one, and I definitely prefer softer green one.

[Insert picture of Crispy Teriyaki Chicken here]

Kimchi: At first I thought the chicken was understandably dry since it was little chunks of fried chicken…and it was decent & filling…but I was really disappointed once I looked at a picture of what it should actually look like. The menu picture looks like it’d actually be crispy, but ours looked more like…just dry. The sauce was good though, which is a good thing since it was drenched in it and looked like it was going to be really salty, but it wasn’t. Crispy should not mean the same thing as dry. x_x

Martini: The chicken had all the recipes for tasting great but I don’t think it was cooked just right so it ended up being dry, making the texture feel really meh.

[Insert picture of Wok-Fired Mongolian Beef here]

Kimchi: This was the better entree of the two. The beef had good flavor.

Martini: This was my dish. But me and Kimchi both wanted it but we felt we should have tried different things. I don’t usually get Mongolian beef at restaurants because I’ve had it so many times before and they all taste the same but Elephant Bar’s version is by far the best one. It was sweet and tangy! It was the right balance between chewy and soft too and the serving was enough for two people, a definitely plus for me :D

Ultimate Chocolate Indulgence

Ultimate Chocolate Indulgence

Kimchi: The dessert option should have been their creme brulee but sadly they ran out so they gave us 3 different options to choose from. I chose the Indulgence because I just noticed of the three choices it was the most expensive (twice as much), lol. And it was a good choice, too, because we really liked it. The menu wasn’t very descriptive of what it was, but it turned out to be a coffee-ish cake with dark chocolate fudge on it, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and some candied pecans. I’m kind of glad they ran out of creme brulee after all, haha.

Martini: I thought this dessert quite tasty, I’m a big sucker for that warm and cold combination, I really like the contrast. The coffee-ish flavor was nice and warm while the ice cream provided that rich, cold flavor. Boy, I was happily stuffed after this :D

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