The chefs at Blue Elephant Restaurant craft Thai curries, Japanese sushi, and Italian pasta dishes, tying them all together with the common thread of fresh ingredients and careful preparation. They specially order ingredients that are not available locally to ensure that each dish contains the freshest possible items. Basil leaves flavor the Thai-style basil chicken, and cashews add salt and crunch to mango chicken. Within sushi rolls, thinly sliced fish such as tuna and salmon complement the silky texture of cream cheese and avocado.
Prior to establishing the restaurant, the owners committed themselves to observing environmentally responsible building practices. As a result, the entire building is constructed from sustainable and recyclable materials. Energy-efficient light bulbs illuminate the dining room, and a geo-thermal heating and cooling system regulates the temperature. On stormy days, an onsite pond directs raindrops into the soil, preventing them from falling into a gutter or discarded chip bag.
Located within Findlay Market since 2010, Panda Chefs serves up an eclectic collection of ethnic foods like sushi sliders and Indian favorites such as shrimp curry all washed down with wheat grass or other healthy drinks. You can enjoy these treats from the east while you take in the sights and sounds of the Market's other vendors and artists. The eatery also offers a handful of classic American desserts such as root beer floats and banana splits. The dining room is open for lunch service Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m with table service or carry out and seating for up to twenty four guests.
Bolly Bears also offers culinary classes. During the 90-minute classes, groups learn how to prepare and get to eat three popular Indian dishes: golden yellow curry, chicken tikka masala, and the creamy spinach dish Saag. Each couple also goes home with an Indian cooking lesson DVD.
The Foreign Exchange was established with a simple mission?to unite the culinary traditions of several nations. The menu's largest influences are the flavors of Asia, from the spicy fried noodles and curries of Thailand to more than 50 Japanese sushi rolls. Hints of Chinese cuisine sneak into the chefs signature dishes, with the country's ever-popular sweet-and-sour sauce heightening the flavor of deep-fried walleye or salmon. Regardless of the origins of their dishes, the staff at The Foreign Exchange aims to please. They even go so far as to customize the spice levels of all their Thai curries, using an eight-point scale that goes from mild to profound regret.
The chefs at Jasmine Rice Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine whip up a menu's worth of authentic Thai and Vietnamese dishes from fresh ingredients. Stir-fry dishes with a choice of land or sea meat begin gustatory journeys, complemented by curry dishes, signature pad thai, or Vietnamese-style pho, served in a bowl or hollowed-out globe. The culinary staff prepares exclusive dishes on weekends, such as deep-fried ribs, served Thai style.
The knowledgeable staff at Baan Isaan Thai Gourmet introduces diners' palates to spicy stir-fries and flavorful curries from the Isaan region of northeast Thailand. Servers guide newcomers through the finer points of the menu, whose dishes awaken taste buds with the flavors of ginger, galangal, sweet basil, and lime leaves. Upon request, accommodating chefs can customize meals by infusing dishes with extra fried garlic and coriander or preparing plates based on a helpful five-point spiciness range.
Pleasing aromatic combinations of meat and spices fill the air at Siam Square, an authentic Thai cuisine restaurant located in Indianapolis’ Fountain Square neighborhood. With limited street-side parking directly in front of its entrance, Siam Square is distinguishable from other nearby businesses thanks to an easily-visible red external awning. The restaurant’s interior is equally bright and lively, with predominantly yellow walls that merge into large sections full of orange and red tones. A small, wall-mounted chalkboard near the main entrance provides guests with one or two “Employee Picks” selections on any given day, though the usual assortment of classic noodle stir-fry, curry and seafood dishes still abound, utilizing various combinations of lime, coconut, peppers and even pineapple. Thai iced tea is a popular beverage choice there.