Exciting New Additions at Elemen
Look forward to an array of creative and delicious new offerings at elemen
Popular homegrown vegetarian restaurant, elemen, lauded for its healthy and tasty vegetarian dishes prepared with a wide variety of premium raw ingredients such as black Chinese wolfberries, American wild rice, truffle, and peach gum, has been attracting long queues since it launched last year. Elemen is opened by one of Singapore’s most established food court operators – Koufu – recently refreshed its menu, offering diners with even more creative and delicious options. We visited their Thomson Plaza outlet for lunch on a weekday, and the restaurant was bustling as usual. Despite the crowd, service was prompt and attentive. To start, we tried one of the new additions to their soup selection – the tomato bisque – which was creamy and comforting, and offered the perfect start to our meal. Next up, the veggies charcoal pizza was definitely the highlight of the meal. Featuring a thin crust, but not anorexicthin: the crust broke with a subtle crack under a little pressure from the fingers but still offered a little chewiness to accompany the crunchy eggplant and broccoli. This was easily one of the best pizzas we’ve tried in a long while.
Other highlights from the new additions include the green tea noodles tossed in sesame dressing and served with tomatoes and mushroom, as well as the edamame tofu served with wild rice. The former was fragrant and easy on the palate, and melded incredibly well with the juicy tomatoes, while the latter, is a sure winner that will bring on satisfied smiles.
For those who love spicy food, be sure to try the Jalapeño pasta served with portobello mushrooms. We liked that the pasta was cooked al denta and the flavours were delightfully harmonious with a spicy kick, while the portobello was tender and juicy.
On the drinks front, diners can expect a completely new selection of beverages, and some of our favourites include the apple and kale juice, as well as the yuzu mint mojito.
To finish off these sizeable and wholesome mains, we tried two of the restaurant’s new desserts – chilled sweet potato purée, and the double-boiled lemongrass with peach gum. Our favourite was the latter, which was light, refreshing and soothing to the throat.
If you think that vegetarian food is boring and bland, a visit to elemen is sure to change your perception, as the dishes served here are the exact opposite – they are innovative, and full of different flavours and textures.
The best part? The ingredients used in the dishes are packed with nutrients and offer a slew of health benefits, for example, kale is an excellent source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, and many more, while truffles are a good source of protein, and are low fat and cholesterol free. #01-75A, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 65/6238-0511
#01-113, Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road. Tel: 65/6452-0351 www.elemen.com.sg www.facebook.com.elemen.sg
Veggies Charcoal Pizza
Edamame Tofu with Black Truffle Wild Rice