Fives Nines, which is formerly located on Keong Saik Road, reopens its doors at Cuppage Plaza and now serves affordable, European-Japanese fare prepared with seasonal ingredients from Japan. I was quite impressed by the dishes then during my first visit and was very much looking forward to the second tasting. smile
Here we are, trying out their 6-course set dinner at $49++, which has to be pre-reserved as there are limited ingredients from Japan.
We started off the dinner with Marinated Botan Shrimp and Couscous Salad with Tosazu Vinegar and Salmon Roe. The shrimp was really fresh and nicely marinated with Tosazu Vinegar, a mixture of soy sauce vinegar and bonito flakes to give it that robust flavour.
Foie Gras Terrine and Bruschetta was presented in a dramatic-style where the dish was filled with smoked orange jam. The citrus scent is a mood-booster and helps to whet the appetite as well. The only downside of this dish is probably the portion size, which was barely a mouthful.
Moving on, we had Garlic Flavored Squid Ink Tagliolini Topped With Snow Crab as one of the main dishes. Chunks of snow crab were generously sprinkled on top of the pasta. This was my favorite dish compared to the rest.
Steam Cod Fish Rolled With Parma Ham Porcini Cream Sauce was the second main dish. Again, the portion size was a letdown. The fish was surprisingly soft, which was a pretty uncommon texture for cod fish. If not for the parma ham, it can get a little too bland. Honestly, I had mixed feeling for this dish.
The Mozzarella and Lamb Tender Loin Fritto with Celeriac Puree & Japanese Pepper Fond De Veau Sauce was the final main dish. Presented with its cheese oozing out, I didn’t quite like the meat as the distinctive lamb flavour is too strong.
Creme Brulee With Raspberry Sorbet was the dessert of the day. The creme brulee was nicely charred and paired with a delicious scoop of sweet and sour raspberry sorbet.
Lots of hits and misses for this menu, wish they would bring back the good old stuff.
Five Nines 999.99
5 Koek Road, #04-04, Cuppage Plaza, Singapore 228796
Tel: (65) 6732 0195