Be square and go to FIVE SQUARE!

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!

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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)!

Cinqo 20151010_131432 Head Chef Andrew Aw at Cinqo

Five2 Food 20151010_131341 So much food, so little time!

I must recommend the Katsu Don which is double the size of other Katsu Dons and tastes superlicious!

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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.

FiveSquareWineCellar20151010_140050 I drank the whole bottle and I’m still standing!

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.

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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:

Pineapple paella – $9.50
Seafood pizza -$15
Kaisendon – $16
Pork katsu with egg – $12.80  I recommend the Pork Katsu! Yum! Yum!
Omnivore -$12.80
Carnivore platter -$16.80
Gogidog/gogitaco -$6.80 for both
Gogiplate -$8.59
Beef brisket dry -$10.90
Pork collar dry -$9.90
The price to quality ratio is good, considering the big portions and the ambience. When you dine here you have lots of space unlike some cramped restaurants where you are literally elbow to elbow with a stranger. To be perfectly candid, if the stranger is a beautiful curvaceous blonde, I am very happy, but more often than not it is not!

To be brutally frank, which is not my usual style, I like to be SQUARE! Wahahaha! 🙂

Buen provecho! (Spanish for bon appetit)

Five Square

1, Pickering Street,

Great Eastern Centre #01-03

Singapore 048659

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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