Sunday, June 28, 2015

Elemen 元素 Vegetarian Restaurant @ Millenia Walk

Here's a new post for Elemen元素 after a long hiatus. Elemen元素 is a newly open vegetarian restaurant and Ms Veg is really lucky to have gone there twice in a week. Both were to celebrate my upcoming birthday.
This Restaurant is operated as a subsidiary of the Koufu Management and its heartening to see brisk business despite minimal or no media attention. I was alerted to this place by a friend who works nearby and he decided to buy me a meal here.

The Restaurant front
Nicely decorated!
Interior Deco of the Restaurant
Ms veg thinks should be able to sit around 50-60 pax full capacity. The good news is, they are opening a new outlet in Thomson too! Its heartening to see more people are receptive to vegetarian dining.
The Menu~
 Nicely designed.
This is one strong competitor for Sufood! Elemen serves either a 5 or 8 course meal - the same as how it works for Sufood. Theres quite a wide selection of choices for each category and unlike sufood that specializes more in Italian Vegetarian food, Elemen ventures more into fusion cusine where they offer Japanese, Chinese and Western choices. The 5 course meal costs $23.80++ per pax while the 8 course meal costs $32.80++ per pax. The 8 course meal is slightly more expensive compared to Sufood. Note to all: Some dishes may contain Dairy, Garlic, Onions. It is not written in the menu. Hence you may want to inform them of your dietary requirements before ordering.

As I went twice in a week, I tried almost all the dishes available.

Elemen Appetizer
Starting from Right to Left. The Cucumber is filled with Mash Potato and served with a special sauce. The middle was so good, i couldnt make out that it was actually Black Sesame Tofu! The last item on the left was cherry tomato in Plum Sauce. Ms veg loves it as its sour! 

Rosemary Bread Sticks
The bread sticks were served hot, and tastes yummy with the raspberry sauce.

Fruit Salad
We decide to order every single salad on the menu as we ordered 6 sets on my 2nd visit! My nephew loves the fruits, so theres nothing to complain about. Freshly cut and served.

Avocado Salad
Avocado Salad - Ms Veg's Favorite! The veg were very fresh and the sauce is a perfect blend with the avocado. The sesame sauce may not be suitable for vegans.
Quinoa Salad
 Quinoa Salad - Healthy!
Mushroom Salad
Mushroom Salad - I loved it too. Ms veg has no idea whats the third mushroom on the right, but it was really juicy. Sauce tasted like soya sauce but i believe theres more than soya sauce.

There were 4 choices as well - 2 chinese soups and 2 western choices.

Burdock Soup
Very strong taste and Yummy. However, if you order together with the Maca Soup, this strong taste would overcome the later.
 Maca Soup
We were recommended by the Manager to try this, especially its good for the gentlemen as it comprises of some tonics in the soup. Tasty as well.

Pumpkin Soup
Really good. A must try. I liked the "apple"deco.
Mushroom Soup with white Truffle Oil
Yums. Again, this is Ms Veg's favorite. The truffle oil gave the soup an extra boost. My little nephew love it and finished a bowl all my himself!

Apple Cider (apologies for the lack of pic) was not bad, sour and refreshing.

The Mains
There were 12 mains to choose from but so far I have only tried 7. Will definitely be back to try some more!
Avocado Roll
If we can recall, bespoke has this dish as well! The taste is comparable and the sauce (ms veg thinks its veg teriyaki with mayo) blended perfectly.
Chinese Tea Tofu with Wheat Noodles
I was told that the broth was made from tomatoes and no additional seasoning was added. It can be a little bland but suitable for people who prefer light meals. The Radish was well cooked and Tofu had a little Chinese Tea Taste.

 Tomato Basil Spaghetti
One of the best I've had. The noodles was cooked to perfection!

 Wild Mushroom and White truffle Pizza
Served with Spinach. It has a unique lemony taste and was one of the best pizza i've had. 

 Tomato with Mozzarella Pizza
I've always loved sun-dried tomatos so this pizza is worth every bite too!

Braised Golden Brown Pumpkin with Glutinous Rice served in Hot stone 
I like the way this is presented as its unique. The glutinous rice is in a heart shape! Taste is alright, as the pumpkin is well cooked with the sauce. Note that the glutinous rice is sticky and may get stucked in your tooth :) My fav in this dish was the Mushrooms.

 Mushroom Risotto with Black Truffle
One of the best I've had! theres crispy rice crackers in this dish making it chewy and crispy at the same time. Personally I find it unique.
The Desserts
There were 4 choices and I tried all 4.
Ice Cream with Chocolate Lava Cake
The best dessert of all. But note of the sinfulness!
 Chilled Coconut Puree
If you are a coconut fan, you may like this as there's real coconut meat in it too.

 Osmanthus Flower with Grass Jelly
Natural taste, so it is suitable for people who are not into sweet stuff.

 Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce
Sour if you like it, as the raspberry sauce is freshly made.
The Drinks

Theres quite a wide selections of drinks, but i've only tried Lemongrass Tea and Lychee Green Tea.

 Strong Lemongrass taste. My Fav!

Lychee Green Tea, love the lychee fruit! (note that this is canned syrup lychee)

It has been a wonderful experience at Elemen元素. Like Ms Veg always say, as a vegetarian, I am always delighted to find new openings as that means more options for us, even though Elemen is a strong competitor to Sufood, note that they serve very different food! I wish them all the best in business and will definitely go again.
Service was good and the restaurant manager, Peter Lee, is humble and willing to listen to feedback. I enjoyed chatting with him. 

Location: Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-42A/76
Tel: 62380511 (recommended to call and make reservations)
Business Hours: 11.30AM - 4.30PM; 5.30PM - 10PM (Note of the last order timing in the namecard stated.


Glenn Chua said...

Hi, the third mushroom on the right of the mushroom salad is the king oyster mushroom.

Glenn Chua said...

Hi, the third mushroom on the right of the mushroom salad is actually king oyster mushroom if I'm not wrong. The X-factor of this mushroom is that it's able to absorb juice/liquid in it as it is a stem of the mushroom, thus when you have a bite of the mushroom, all the flavours will come bursting out of it. A little like taupok I would say.

Also, the elemen Appetizer-the middle component of the dish-sesame toufu-is actually with a peanut and sesame paste/sauce if I'm not wrong. I loved that component a lot. Also, the toufu is prepared by themselves according to the menu.

missveg said...

Thanks Glenn! The tofu is yummy!

Supriya Sen said...

It was a wonderful experience!

Supriya Sen said...

This is a very well written article and I endorse all the comments made about the various dishes! I have visited the restaurant many times with various guests in tow.