100 Very Best Restaurants: #54 – Elephant Jumps

Red Snapper with green mango


You know you’ve ordered well when the diners next to you lean over to ask what’s on your table. Such is the case with this formidable Thai restaurant’s fried-papaya salad—golden fritters of fruit with lime sauce. Expect everyone to continue ogling the fried snapper prettied up with strips of green mango and cashews. Another treasure: banana-blossom salad with coconut milk, chicken, and shrimp. Inexpensive.