Ex­cit­ing New Ad­di­tions at El­e­men

Look for­ward to an ar­ray of cre­ative and de­li­cious new of­fer­ings at el­e­men

Food and Travel (Singapore) - - Special Feature -

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

Truf­fle Ravi­oli

Veg­gies Char­coal Pizza

Edamame Tofu with Black Truf­fle Wild Rice

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