The Erawan is a mystical three-headed elephant that Thai Buddhists believe carried the Buddha as he descended back into the world of ordinary people after reaching enlightenment. Elephants in general and Erawan in particular are greatly respected by Thai people.
Thai cuisine finds its roots in the historical blending of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Thai cultures. The popularity of Thai tastes has grown dramatically over the world because of the artful contrasts in the tastes of the sweet, sour, and hot dishes in a typical meal. Noted for using basil, mint, kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass in the combination with chilies, ginger, rich curries, coconut and vegetables. The Thai dining experience always surprises and delights.