Elephant Jumps, web site, Thai food in Merrifield, 8110 A Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA, 22042, 703-942-6600, in the Yorktowne Center, more on Gallows than Route 50. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Don Rockwell | NoVA Mag | Yelp | View from the Wing | Washingtonian | Gayot]
They have a new set of dishes, right now only on weekends but perhaps they will be extended to weekdays. On a weekend evening they will have four or so dishes, during the day two or so. These are their very best dishes and they are superb. I love their Ka Nom Jeen, a Burmese-influenced noodles with curry composition. The tuna appetizer looks a bit like sawdust (really) but is first-rate and original. The Hung Lay Curry is a knockout, with Laotian and Burmese influences. Gary Leff has a good review of those dishes here. Let’s hope they keep these dishes.
Elephant Jumps was already in the elite group of ethnic restaurants, and this pushes them yet one step higher.