Crazieapple is obsessed with Pinterest. I can’t blame her, since everything in there is so inspiring and pretty. It gave us a lot of good ideas on planning a party, and we had the perfect opportunity, coincidentally two of our sisters have their birthday dates pretty much back-to-back from each other. And they are turning 16th and 18th respectively, which is a pretty BIG thing for kids apparently. It came out of the blue that Crazieapple asked whether we should plan a surprise party for my bratty sisters. I was like, whom are you kidding, the proposed event date was only 4 days apart, abut when she was showing me all these very pretty photos (I admit) from pinterest which convinced me and got me really excited.

So first thing first, we had to set a budget for ourselves, knowing otherwise we would go crazy splurging. I won’t say how much but it was definitely 4 figures. So, then we had to choose a location- which was pretty much a no brainer, we chose Silver Spoon of course, because then we can do whatever we want with much flexibility and the best thing is, it’s the most unsuspecting place too!

Then came our real planning, for once we agreed on the same thing, our color theme was baby pink and tiffany blue!! Combination that works wonders! Since me and Crazieapple hardly see each other at home due to work, we communicate everything through our smart phones, and boy were we distracted at work for the past few days.

Counting down: Day 3

Get the important items sorted out first!! Those that require a little bit of preparation works

1. Ordered pretty cupcakes from wondermilk- 2 boxes

2. Ordered custom make birthday cake that fit the theme

3. Backdrop! What’s an event without it? I worked with my supplier to print out a big tarpoulin banner with their names on it.

4. Invitation of Guest- Thanks to facebook, we were able to track some of their best friends to spread the word. REMEMBER to tell them it’s a secret, secret, secret!! We made them wear all white of course and swear not to tell, because we had special plans for the birthday girls! Hehe!

Counting down: Day 2

1. Menu confirmation- We opted for finger food, easy to bite items, but also have selection of cook to order items to fill the tummies.

2. Plating arrangements- Start planning on table settings, and decorative arrangements, to list down all the items we need to buy

3. Double check on budget!! This is where things can get a little bit out of hands. (or in crazieapple’s hand …a lot, luckily I am really strict on budgets) Many times found her sulking because I refuse to let her buy certain things.

4. Planning for entertainment- Photobooth!! More on this later

Counting down: Day 1

1. Shopping + Errand time!! We borrowed props from all over KL hahaha, take for example I nabbed my friends chocolate fondue fountain from her bangsar home, and Crazieapple took the “LOVE” decorative from her friend’s boutique.

2. Confirmation of RVSP and attendance, make necessary adjustment to food quantity!

3. Present shopping!

4. Cake shopping- need to buy a small one for “show” =P

5. Backdrop delivered, test run on installations.

6. We had a function in Silverspoon that night where our client booked up the whole restaurant, so Crazieapple and myself have to wait till the party ended before we can start decorating. So we were there from 11.30pm- 2.30am!!! *yawns* Barely had our eyes open then… why do we not have such problems with clubbing ??

The Decor: (major credits to Crazieapple)

Tiffany blue frames, cupcake holders, tiffany blue and pink macarons, essential flower decorations

Cupcakes from wondermilk

Strawberry milkshakes

Customize mini pink water bottles!

Custom made tissue pompoms

Tiffany Cake made by award winning pastry chef from Singapore. Thank you for doing it for us for such a short span of notice!! <3

Chocolate Fondue is so yummay! Now why didnt we think of using Strawberry chocolate instead!

Greedy Kids Caught in Action

For a good half an hour, we refuse to let anyone touch the food, claiming it a display table only for photo purposes, because its so pretty! guest have to eat those served at the bar. haha!

Thank you Mr. W for your generous help! and for being our ultimate photographer!! hehe much appreciated! now u deserve some food.

Party pooper sign for those who did not turn up in white!
Of course we had it planned out, even their Dress is tiffany blue!!

Tied up in pretty pink ribbons

Some marshmallows, and puddings

Table arrangements with Crazieapple custom made flower tins (just normal food tins wrapped in pretty wrapping paper) this party is all about DIY!
The flower petals we get it for free from the florist!

The pink hello kitty background and our props. We cut out a lot of paper props for them to have fun with photoshoots

Even speech bubbles to write message with chalk- which can rub off again and again
Cheap and effective


The Birthday Girls! Their expression is well worth all our hardwork!!
Dress: (L) Topshop, (R) Thimble- which we stole the "LOVE" block from hehe thank yew!

Their friends

Our menu includes: fish kebabs, bbq chicken kebabs, nutella nutty tarts, spinach quiche tarts, buffalo wings, pink panna cotta, assorted sandwiches, mini pizzas, tomato salsa crostini, macarons, cupcakes, strawberry chocolate fondue, pink lemonade, strawberry milkshakes, seafood bisque (cook to order), spaghetti carbonara and spaghetti al funghi cooked to order

Wonderful party! we were very pleased with the overall picture effect and cant wait to plan more of these theme party! Who's birthday is coming up? :)

xoxo Augustdiners

If I were to rank my favorite cuisine, it would go like this: Western/Italian, Szechuan (specifically), Thai, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Indian, Malay and so on.

Of course Thai food would come in a good 3rd Rank, and I get Thai food craving like ALL the time!

Whilst my favourite thai restaurant in KL still goes to ERAWAN (thanks to their Level 4 Tom Yum which gets me hot and cold all over) it’s good to have a change of environment, especially when Erawan is close for renovation, and is always fully booked!! Tough chance to find a place with last minute booking!

I went to My Elephant (Sri Hartamas) branch on two occasions. The restaurant setting is simple yet appearing neat and comfortable. Both occasions the restaurant is filled with patrons, surely that’s a good sign. Many of these people probably reside within the neighbourhood. I was surprise to spot a few other restaurants I’ve never noticed but looked very promising, take Isaki Japanese restaurant, for example.

To sum it up, My Elephant dishes has its hits and misses. Their spicy dishes are quite mild in my opinion, hence probably appealing to mainstream population.
Prices are very reasonable with their dishes ranging in the RM10-RM20 range, with some seafood dishes costing about RM40+, some portions however is ridiculously small.

We started off with Miaeng Kum, something to chew on whilst waiting for some late comers- Daun Kadok wraps (Betel leaves) with coconut crisps, peanuts, dried shrimp and assorted condiments topped with sweet and sour tamarind plum sauce. I never liked Miaeng Kum so I didn’t try this

Tod Man Plah is Deep fried fish cakes which is quite good and flavourful. Served 5 pieces per portion

My Elephant best selling soup is their Tom Som, Clear Galangal Lemongrass Lime Soup with Aromatic Thai herbs. Despite asking them to make sure it’s extra spicy, it turns out still quite mild to my palate. Whilst they manage a good combination of sour and spicyness, my heart still goes to Erawan (I’m sorry!)

If there’s any recommendations on My Elephant dishes, it’s their curry ranges, especially if you enjoy versions filled with creamy coconut flavours. The ones we liked was Gaeng Keow Wan (Thai Green Curry with chicken), and Gaeng Phet Yaeng (Roast Duck Curry with Lychee)

Bah! My Curry taking skills damn CM.I (Cannot make it)- Red Curry with Duck

Steamed with Lime Garlic Chilli Padi Dressings

Fish was decent, while it was nothing that goes “WOW” as many has claimed. we’ve tried both the Steamed Fish with My Elephant’s signature lime-garlic-chilli padi dressings, and “Snow Fish”- Salt Baked fish with my My elephant’s signature green chilli sauce. I like the former in comparison, probably due to the sauces which has a nice tinge of sourness to it.

"Snow Fish"

When Plah Meuk Yaeng (Pan-seared Squid marinated in thai soya sauce) was served, I almost had to looked for the squid. Big Plate, Small portion. I was expecting something similar to the ones I’ve had in De’ChiengMai which I liked but this one tasted a little odd to me.

Gai Phad Grapow- pan-fried minced chicken with thai holy basil has always been my must order in most Thai restaurant, it’s one of those fail-proof dishes, I can even cooked up some good ones in my kitchen.
p.s. im too lazy to rotate the pic, sorry- please bear with it. haha

Som Tam Malakor- Hand Pounded Papaya with dried prawns and peanuts was unmemorable

Ending with a sweet note, we enjoyed the durian & mango cheesecake very much, recommended to order :)

Mango with black Glutinous rice.

YF :)

Oh, hi yunny from the foremost left! <3

My verdict? Preference for Thai Food still goes to Erawan and Surisit. However, My Elephant would still be a good alternative if you wished to enjoy simple thai food in a good convenient location- albeit one that is somewhat more commercialized. Our bill came up to RM500+ for 7 pax.

My Elephant Thai Restaurant
20 Ground Floor and 1st Floor

Jalan Sri Hartamas 8
Taman Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel No : 03 – 6201 0649
Opening Hours : 12pm – 2pm , 6pm – 10pm (close on Mondays)
(also check out their PJ outlet @ Happy Mansion)

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