elements & co., cecil street.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

i really didn't expect to like the food so much. despite seeing reviews that were quite neutral, i came by out of curiosity (and also because perx was offering free coffee with purchase of any meal, so might as well).

even before i went, i knew that i wanted to order the moroccan souk kebab ($14), so that made decision making easy. their ordering system was easy- order at the counter, pay, and they'd serve the food. i also got a free flat white (usually $4.50) with soy milk.

i took a seat by the glass window- perfect for watching the world go by while i have a leisurely lunch. plus, the lighting was awesome! the only minus was the bar stool i was perched on wasn't exactly comfortable.

my flat white was served first, followed shortly by my main dish. didn't really like the flat white, though- way too acidic for my liking. my favourite flat white is still from sarnies and jab coffee bar.

the moroccan souk kebab, though, was all sorts of delicious. two lollipop-esque lamb kebabs came served on a generous bed of pumpkin mash. the mash was a delicious amalgamation of pumpkin, quinoa, chickpeas and sultanas, with a sprinkling of crunchy almond flakes for texture. the smooth, slightly sweet mash was balanced out well by the saltiness of the kebabs. i usually pick out the coriander that they use as garnish, but i actually liked its addition- it added a pop of freshness. for some reason i wasn't expecting the mash to be served quite that hot, but it was a bonus. a really comforting eat, given that it was served hot. i savoured every bite- and i want to go back again soon, especially to try the sea bass risotto.

spent a leisurely, quiet afternoon having lunch and doing some work at the café. i'll be back- really love the food.

elements & co.
137 cecil street

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