Element Fresh (Shanghai) March 25, 2011Posted by pacejmiller in China, Food, Reviews, Travel.
Tags: Big Salad, Cafe, China, Element Fresh, Element Fresh review, Seinfeld, Shanghai, western food
It was a good flight to Shanghai. I ate both meals aboard the plane (a rarity, even for a non-vomiting me), so I was not particularly hungry. However, I couldn’t just waste the opportunity of a meal in Shanghai, so we went for a late snack on the town.
The place we chose was called Element Fresh, a popular cafe-style joint popular with expats (because there are English menus and the waiters speak English). They have a pretty creative menu, with a variety of sandwiches and a mixture of Asian and Italian-influenced dishes. Their fruit smoothies are also apparently quite popular.
Anyway, I’ll let the photos do the talking. We had the seafood pasta, the Thai noodles (pad thai), the eggplant warm sandwich, and the Big Salad. For dessert, the chocolate mud cake with ice cream. For the beverage we had a Blueberry Hill, which is a delicious blend of apples, kiwis, bananas and blueberries.
I wasn’t hungry but I still polished off the dishes pretty good. True to name, all the dishes tasted fresh. The service and interior fittings were quality. On the whole, Element Fresh was nothing exceptional, but it’s not a bad place for a get together and food you really can’t go wrong with.
7 out of 10
For more information including the locations of its 8 restaurants in Shanghai and 2 in Beijing, check out the website here.
PS: Oh yes, I did say Big Salad. Accordingly, see video below.