Photography by Ndoema
When in Canggu Beach, I discovered a wonderful little raw vegan eatery called CuePlay Cafe run by my new-found Russian friend Dennis Jablonskiy (and his surfing pal - turned super raw chef - Andrew). I can't tell you how comforting it was and how grateful I felt to be enjoying such genuinely soulful company and to feast on the kind of healing and nutrient-dense meal that feeds my body and soul. When Dennis found out I was heading to Ubud the following day, he suggested I swing by Five Elements, an eco-conscious wellness retreat and raw living foods restaurant nestled on the lush, tropical banks of the Ayung River.
Five Elements takes a holistic approach to health by combining ancestral Balinese healing modalities with plant-based nutrition and Sacred Arts all within an eco-luxurious setting that's both innovative and an homage Bali's beautiful traditions and culture.
Though I had just left magical Candi Kuning market, where I had loaded up on truckloads of delish tropical fruits, I was hungry (as I always am ;) and thrilled to be sampling more fabulous raw food delicacies.
I couldn’t possibly decide which mouth-watering entree to pick from the impressive raw menu so the chef suggested a sampler.
6 thoughts on “Lunch at Five Elements, Bali”
A tour on the eco-luxurious grounds? Excited to see that!
I have my eye on the desserts! Yum!
I cannot imagine how the young coconut noodles taste like. Ndoema I hope you have the recipe. Dying to try that pretty please!
Sumptuous and healthy! Perfect combo!
Ndoema, I’m pretty sure you can give the chef a run for his money if he sees your recipes!
I can’t make up my mind which entre looks the best! I wanna taste ’em all!