Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2018 - Chinese New Year

January 13, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2018 - Chinese New Year
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
Level 1, Amara Singapore


Promotion: CNY Goodies Booth
15th January - 15th February 2018 Only: 11am - 8pm Daily



http://singapore.amarahotels.com/dining/element/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from The Arctic Star, Little Tiny Sun, Purple Taste, ChantalMag, and Food Gem.



Drunken Chicken With Herbs



A Meal Of Joyful Abundance

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 7
Value for Money: 9
Budget about SGD $88 ++ per person.


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Have fond memories of pleasant dining experiences at Element Restaurant, including their festive Christmas menu for 2017. For the upcoming Chinese New Year 2018, Element Restaurant is introducing a one-time only fortuitous reunion dinner feast on 15 February 2018 from 6pm at their Grand Ballroom. In addition, they're offering a month-long sale of delectable festive goodies, which we had the good fortune to sample, thus bringing us good fortune.

The Black Pepper Crayfish have a generous coating of sharp spicy black pepper gravy, thick and rich in flavour. Complements the meaty fresh crayfish meat well.

Black Pepper Crayfish


Black Pepper Crayfish
Black Pepper Crayfish



The Peranakan inspired Cucumber With Sesame Dressing has a lovely juicy crunch to texture, while the nutty vegetal sweet flavours entice the palate.

Cucumber With Sesame Dressing
Cucumber With Sesame Dressing



The unique Vegetarian Treasure Pot / Poon Choi / Pen Cai (SGD $188 / $288) is a first for me... never heard of a vegetarian version before! Execution almost replicates the hardier meaty textures, and I love the lightness of the gravy too.

Vegetarian Treasure Pot / Poon Choi / Pen Cai (SGD $188 / $288)


Vegetarian Treasure Pot / Poon Choi / Pen Cai
Vegetarian Treasure Pot / Poon Choi / Pen Cai



With the Prosperity Yu Sheng (SGD $68 / $98), Chef Charles Goh has prepared this fortune platter with ingredients in the shape of a dog. Creative, and the usual ingredients feature here. Also served as part of their one-time only reunion dinner feast on 15 February 2018.

Prosperity Yu Sheng (SGD $68 / $98)


Prosperity Yu Sheng
Prosperity Yu Sheng



Loved the Drunken Chicken With Herbs, with its fresh, chilled, clean taste. Lovely tender juicy texture, and a light sweet savoury herbal flavour.

Drunken Chicken With Herbs


Drunken Chicken With Herbs
Drunken Chicken With Herbs



The Roasted Chicken With Spicy Sichuan Sauce (SGD $48) wasn't as spicy as I thought it'll be. Nicely smoky savoury sweet, with a slight kick of spice, but lacking the fiery bite of chili. Pretty good.

Roasted Chicken With Spicy Sichuan Sauce (SGD $48)


Roasted Chicken With Spicy Sichuan Sauce
Roasted Chicken With Spicy Sichuan Sauce



The Smoked Duck With Camphor & Tea Leaves (SGD $68) has robust earthy herbal savoury salty flavours, with a tender chew to the duck meat and a slight crispy crunch to the skin. I like this.

Smoked Duck With Camphor & Tea Leaves (SGD $68)


Smoked Duck With Camphor & Tea Leaves
Smoked Duck With Camphor & Tea Leaves



The Homemade Beetroot Salmon is a simple appetizer with slices of tender salmon fish marinated in beetroot juice, giving it a lovely red hue.

Homemade Beetroot Salmon


Homemade Beetroot Salmon
Homemade Beetroot Salmon



Another variation is the Homemade Mandarin Orange Salmon, with tender slices of salmon fish dressed in a sharp sour sweet zesty Mandarin orange sauce. This gives it a bright, refreshing feel on the palate.

Homemade Mandarin Orange Salmon


Homemade Mandarin Orange Salmon
Homemade Mandarin Orange Salmon



The Beef Bourguignon is well executed, with the meaty slices of beef having a soft, tender chew. Robust notes of savoury meaty with a hint of salty, and the garnish of crunchy asparagus, soft pearl onions, and juicy cherry tomatoes give it a bright vegetal sweet contrast of flavours.

Beef Bourguignon


Beef Bourguignon
Beef Bourguignon



The Chilled Angel Hair Pasta With Truffle Oil & Kombu is deeply earthy, contrasted by the chilled texture. Wish it was slightly less intense though, the truffle oil overwhelmed all other flavours here.

Chilled Angel Hair Pasta With Truffle Oil & Kombu


Chilled Angel Hair Pasta With Truffle Oil & Kombu
Chilled Angel Hair Pasta With Truffle Oil & Kombu



The Pomelo Tang Yuan is delicate in flavour, with a light sweet freshness. The chewy balls of glutinous rice are contrasted by juicy bits of pomelo fruit here.

Pomelo Tang Yuan
Pomelo Tang Yuan



The team specialises in cempedak desserts, so it's no surprise their new Cempedak Pudding dessert is tasty. Lovely wobbly soft texture to the pudding, with bright bursts of fruity sweet cempedak bits within.

Cempedak Pudding
Cempedak Pudding



The Cempedak Swiss Roll Cake is well executed. Having a lovely soft moist texture, but an intense fruity sweet cempedak flavour. Still can taste the buttery hint in the cake here.

Cempedak Swiss Roll Cake
Cempedak Swiss Roll Cake



Experience good fortune this Chinese New Year 2018 at Element Restaurant. With the tantalising array of dishes served up by Chef Charles Goh and team, each crafted to symbolise prosperity, fortune, or happiness, your reunion is poised to celebrate and welcome the year of the dog. Book a place at the reunion dinner feast on 15 February 2018 from 6pm at their Grand Ballroom now!


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