Former Hawker Fare Chef Opens Funky Elephant in Berkeley

I ate at this place once pre-Covid but I guess neglected to post about it.

Got delivery last night.

Pad thai did not hold up great, all stuck together, spicier than I expected (traditionally it’s bland and you add to taste). Hit the spot anyway.

Fried Brussels sprouts didn’t taste very Thai except for being quite spicy.

Kao mun gai, chicken was fine, rice could have used more chicken fat, didn’t like the broth. Hawking Bird’s is better.

Crispy rice salad was unpleasantly sour, not all that crisp, and overly spicy (not too hot for me, just seemed unbalanced). Champa Garden’s is way better.

The chicken was the only dish that wasn’t too spicy for my wife.