The Lady Chef behind the concept

Chef Nooror

Nooror Somany Steppe is the inspiration and central person behind the success of Blue Elephant. Cooking is her passion and creativity her driving force. For more than 4 decades, Chef Nooror has been striving as an ambassador advocating Thai cuisine and culture worldwide. Her motto ? "You cannot make good Thai food without good Thai ingredients !"
Nooror Somany Steppe is the inspiration and central person behind the success of Blue Elephant. Cooking is her passion and creativity her driving force. For more than 4 decades, Chef Nooror has been striving as an ambassador advocating Thai cuisine and culture worldwide. Her motto ? "You cannot make good Thai food without good Thai ingredients !"

Since 1980

A story of love & passion

The fairytale story of Blue Elephant family started in the 70's when Chef Nooror met Karel Steppe, Belgian Art Dealer and visionary businessman, while she was studying in Belgium. After getting married, they opened the very first Blue Elephant in 1980 in Brussels together with Thai partners Khun Chai Wayno and Somboon Insusri, the same year as they had their first child, Khun Kim.

Chef Nooror lands home

THAI MOTHERSHIP

Our Master Chef finally returned to her homeland to pilot the expansion of the group’s activities. The Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School opened in Bangkok in 2002, followed by a Phuket branch in 2010.
 In the North of Bangkok, Blue Spice factory, manufacturing arm of the Blue Elephant group was inaugurated in 2006 and is currently exporting its products to +45 countries.

Blue Elephant Around the World

Broader, Wider

Chef Nooror always thrived to share her knowledge and passion for Thai Cuisine and ingredients worldwide. Throughout the years Blue Elephant branched out, developing a wide range of products and services offering a 360º Thai culinary expertise. From catering to consulting, from manufacturing to export… Blue Elephant continues to promote the wonders of Thai gastronomy. Chef Nooror’s Thai premium ingredients and recipes are now available in 45 countries, on 5 continents!
The Heart & Soul of Blue Elephant

Master Chef Nooror

Thai Culinary Heritage

Born to be a chef

Born in Chachoengsao province in Thailand, Chef Nooror Somany Steppe ingrained her deep connection with the culinary world since childhood by her mother who had a vast knowledge in making fresh, fragrant curries such as her famous heirloom Massaman curry paste.

“I am proud of my Thai Heritage. Each dish has its own history and I love creating as much as exploring the King’s Palace recipes of different eras!”

World Class Chef

Committed Ambassador

In promoting Thai Kitchen to the World for almost 40 years, Chef Nooror was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree from Kasetsart University and a Prime Minister Exporter Award. She continuously aims to provide the pinnacle of Thai cuisine exclusively from fresh and local ingredients. Today she is recognized as one of the Thailand Top 5’s Chefs.
“Chef Nooror’s favorite thing is to create. Passionate about Thai Gastronomy and fashion, she is all about novelty! Always bursting with new ideas of recipes, crazy ingredients pairing and designs. Mother at heart, she shares with us her nurturing love.” 
- Chef Joe
Blue Elephant Menu

Our Royal Thai cuisine

The menu of Blue Elephant is a rainbow of tradition and novelties. Discover dishes from the past known as “Forgotten Recipes”, preparations from the present known as “Thai Classics”, and innovations for the future known as “Our Chef’s Creations”.

Forgotten Recipes

Lamb Massaman Curry

Thai Classics

Chicken Green Curry

Cuisine of tomorrow

Salmon Chuchee
hand picked

Fresh ingredients only

At Blue Elephant, each ingredient we use are premium, fresh and handled with care. We select what Thailand has best to offer and collaborate with local initiative such as the Royal Thai Projects and its organic crops.

Blue Elephant Restaurants

Bangkok
Phuket
Malta
Copenhagen
233 South Sathorn Road, BTS Surasak, Bangkok 10120
Mon-Sun: 
Lunch : 11.30 AM - 
the last order at 14.30 PM
Dinner : 17.30 PM -
the last order at 22.00 PM
+66 (0)2 673 9353 – 8
Blue Elephant Bangkok
96 Krabi, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Mon-Sun:
9AM – 10:30PM
+66 (0)76 354 355
Blue Elephant Phuket
Hilton Malta Portomaso, St. Julians, Maltatel
Mon-Sun:
6:30PM -10:30PM
+356 213 83383
Blue Elephant Malta
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Amager Boulevard 70 2300 Kobenhavn
Mon – Thu: 5-11PM
Fri – Sat: 6PM-12AM
Sun: Closed
+45 33 96 59 70
Blue Elephant Copenhagen

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