Chang Noi serves up fresh, complex, Thai tastes in a classy atmosphere that belies its strip mall setting; chandeliers twinkle over the bar and vignettes of Thai elephants signal to diners that they’re in for a treat. Chef Ku, and host, Usa, proudly welcome guests to “Little Elephant” serving up Thai favourites with an eye for intricate presentation that highlights the fresh layered tastes that travellers, hungry for a Thai-memory, seek.
Satays and spring rolls don’t need the peanut sauce, they stand on their own. Red, green, or mango chicken curry all satisfy. Sticky rice wrapped in tin foil is fun to unwrap and share. Office-lunchers call ahead or quickly order the daily special (soup and a main), still getting back to their cubicle in record time. Service is attentive and the banana fritters give El Gastro a run for their money.