Saturday, September 14, 2019

Elemen (元素) Classic @ Great World City - Celebration Of All The Brand's Most Beloved Dishes, As Well As New Creations

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Elemen restaurants known for serving modern interpretations of meatless dishes, using natural and wholesome ingredients have opened a brand-new dining concept at Great World City, aptly named  Elemen Classic. Different from the other concepts, the menu curates all the popular and beloved dishes of Elemen, as well as newly created ones that are exclusively available at this outlet.

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Classic Appetiser 3/5

Our dinner began with a trio of the Classic Appetiser ($4.80). I feel that it is like an amuse bouche that gives us a glimpse of the different cuisines on the menu. From Chinese cuisine, we have the konnyaku jelly, peach gum and goji berries marriage in sesame dressing. The Japanese cuisine is a simple crunchy Japanese cucumber with sweet plum sauce. Wrapping up the trio is the cherry tomato with sour plum sauce that demonstrates Western cuisine.

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Truffle Breadsticks with Blueberry Yoghurt Sauce 4.2/5

The Truffle Breadsticks with Blueberry Yoghurt Sauce ($3.80) may look like an unassuming dish, but this is surprisingly one of our favourites. We even asked for second serving. The breadstick has a mochi-like texture made with truffle butter, complemented by the homemade yoghurt sauce with a sweet-sour tinge.

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Double-boiled Cordyceps Flower with Peach Gum in Superior Soup 4.5/5

Nourishing and rich in collagen is the Double-boiled Cordyceps Flower with Peach Gum in Superior Soup ($10.80). It is double-boiled for a good 4 hours to extract the robust flavours from the cordyceps and pech gum.

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Stir-fried Brown Rice with Preserved Bean Curd 3/5

For something for substantial, there is the Stir-fried Brown Rice with Preserved Bean Curd ($16.80). It features fluffy brown rice tossed with savoury fermented bean curd. Besides the fluffy rice, there are king oyster mushroom and edamame for the extra textural enjoyment.

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Kale Tofu with Wild Rice 4/5

Another rice dish on the menu is the Kale Tofu with Wild Rice ($15.80). The wild rice has been soaked with miso sauce, cooked in bamboo stem for the additional aroma. This is accompanied by blocks of silky homemade tofu.

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Laksa Fettuccine 3.5/5

For noodle items, there is the Laksa Fettucine topped with arugula and mushroom. It may look rather plain, but the laksa sauce is legit. It complemented the al dente fettuccine excellently. It is ok there is no tau pok, cockles, fish cake, and/or prawn.

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Truffle Broth Ramen 4/5

An all-time favourite at Elemen is the Truffle Broth Ramen ($14.80). I am surprised that the restaurant manages to achieve the creamy consistency reminiscent of tonkotsu. It is done by boiling a medley of ingredients such as arrowroot, turnip, mountain yam, tangerine peel for 3 hours. It also comes with handmade dumplings filled with shiitake mushroom, tofu and chestnut.

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If you find yourself spoilt of choice, you can go for the six-course ($28.80), or eight-course ($32.80) set menus.

Note: This is an invited tasting.


Elemen Classic
Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade
#01-122
Singapore 237994
Tel: +65 62356613
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Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line), Outram Park (EW Line, NE Line), Tiong Bahru (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 10pm

Direction:
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop opposite Orchard MRT station (Stop ID B09022). Take bus number 16 or 175. Alight 4 bus stops later. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Outram Park MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop opposite Outram MRT station. (Stop ID B06011). Take bus number 75 or 970. Alight 5 stops later. Walk to Great World City. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

3) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at Tiong Bahru MRT station (Stop ID 10169). Take bus number 5, 16 or 195. Alight 4 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

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