Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women worldwide and the second most common cancer in the world. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and organizations across the globe are coming together to fight this disease. Organizations are always coming up with new ways to raise awareness for this particular month, such as accessorizing in pink. Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant have taken this campaign one step further by creating an entirely new, mouthwatering menu titled, ‘Go Pink with Chef Nooror.’ Be sure to taste it before the month is over.
The Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant will be debuting this fresh menu at their restaurant in Bangkok as well as their other restaurant in Phuket. Master Chef Nooror Somany Steppe is also an ambassador of the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation (QSCBC Foundation) and is showing her support with this elaborate and delicious menu. Some of the proceeds from the menu will go towards QSCBC Foundation’s Slum Outreach Project. For 20 years, this project has been screening underprivileged women for breast and cervical cancer.
All of the food found on this limited edition menu is intended to boost the immune system, with dishes full of herbs and the healthiest of ingredients. There are an ample number of organic products and ingredients used in the preparation of all the dishes, including riceberry, quinoa, and karonda. Riceberry has a plethora of antioxidants, fiber, and minerals. Riceberry has even been used in a number of experiments, with one experiment even going as far as to suggest that riceberry could prevent memory impairment in those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. It is a deep purple color, making it incredibly aesthetically pleasing.
On top of being incredibly healthy, the food on the Go Pink with Chef Nooror Menu is both noteworthy and one-of-a-kind, flawlessly intertwining flavors you never dreamed of combining in the first place. Its starters include a sunchoke quinoa salad, pink dumpling, and chicken curry. There is also a wide variety of main courses, such as our favorite dish, the riceberry vermicelli with green beef curry (we ordered it vegetarian). Blue Elephant’s homemade curry paste is cooked with organic sand ginger, spices, and herbs and served over riceberry vermicelli. Other main courses include their duck mulberry soup, mok snow fish, and their grilled river prawns.
Top off your starters and main courses with one of Blue Elephant’s delicious desserts. This menu’s desserts are almost too pretty to eat. The menu includes pink sticky rice, which has been caramelized before being covered with coconut and honey and served with homemade jasmine ice cream. You can also have Blue Elephant’s gac fruit homemade sorbet.
We highly recommend visiting Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant in either Bangkok or Phuket before this menu comes to a close in November. Not only do you have to chance to devour some of the best eats in the city, but you are also simultaneously supporting and funding a great organization, the QSCBC Foundation. Between the nutritional value and the added bonus of supporting a good cause, you do not have to feel guilty after indulging in this delectable meal.