Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM
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All photos are of REAL food with NO photoshop
The inspiring and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM goes to a new multi-concept Food and Beverage place where…
MANY will discover it is cool to be SQUARE. It is called Five Square…all 13,ooo sq. ft. of it!
To keep it simple there are FIVE self service stalls selling everything from bog Hot Dogs to Korean food. They are Teppei Syokudo for Japanese food, Omnivore for those who love meat and vegetables too, Gogibox for Korean food, Grub Noodle Bar for…Yes,no prizes for guessing Noodles! Don’t forget Spanish treats like tapas and Paella from modest Head Chef Andrew Aw at Cinqo which means “5” in Spanish (the correct Spanish spelling is cinco)!
I must recommend the Katsu Don which is double the size of other Katsu Dons and tastes superlicious!
There is also a beverage area for everything from Coffee and Tea to freshly made Carrot, Orange and Tomato Juices! On Saturdays there is even a Children’s Play Area and a gigantic inflatable Snow White’s Castle! Saturdays also boast a Five Bazaar with many stalls selling artisanal products like T-shirts, jewellery and branded Vodka bottles converted into table lamps!
Apart from the full Bar with a live band from Mon to Fri, there is also a chill-out Wine Cellar area for the more refined and serious wine connoisseurs.
It’s Masi Amarone from Italy by the way…
I really liked the refined and exclusive Whisky Bar called the Recess, which is for those who adore good Whisky like Scottish Single Malts and Japanese Whiskies. Plush leather armchairs, mahogony tables and the ambience of a high end gentlemen’s club impress.
Three large one way glass windows to the left of the discreet entrance gives you a covert view of the dining area outside. Excellent for covert visual surveillance while you savour your Whisky…They have them in Police stations too…Ha! Ha!
Here are the prices of some of the dishes I tasted:
Seafood pizza -$15
Kaisendon – $16
Pork katsu with egg – $12.80 I recommend the Pork Katsu! Yum! Yum!
Carnivore platter -$16.80
Gogidog/gogitaco -$6.80 for both
Beef brisket dry -$10.90
Pork collar dry -$9.90
To be brutally frank, which is not my usual style, I like to be SQUARE! Wahahaha! 🙂
Buen provecho! (Spanish for bon appetit)
1, Pickering Street,
Great Eastern Centre #01-03