5 Senses Bistro: The Atmosphere You’d Want to Dine To
5 Senses Bistro is one of the few places I find myself comfortable dining in. It’s not particularly because of the ambience at 5 Senses Bistro or the quality of their dining, but it’s because of the cuisine.
5 Senses Bistro introduces a great fusion between Asian and European cuisine with an extra house twist. You can find them at The Star Vista, Singapore or Funan Mall
The first time I tried dining here, it was not at all what I expected. Before I tried 5 Senses Bistro, there was an inconsistency with their services and flavor. You could read people saying they can have better elsewhere, some people say they taste international in their cuisine.
The reason I love dining here is because of the atmosphere. I can’t really pinpoint why. Is it the camaraderie between the staff? You can tell that there is a bond between each and every one of them – the chefs, the servers, the manager. Could it be the people dining here? They all seem to be in light spirits, and happy to be dining at 5 Senses Bistro as well.
For some reason, I think it’s everything at 5 Senses Bistro that people love dining there. The customer service also goes beyond your expectations, knowing it is also crowded. They really do serve efficiently. I’ve always gone there with plenty of people, but I never thought it‘s crowded, it didn’t feel that way to me.
Then come the food.
The food is always what gets me. 5 Senses Bistro just taught me how to appreciate differences and accept that some dishes are not meant to stay stagnant to the original flavors. Take for example the fries – it does not always have to be the usual flavors, it doesn’t have to be salty. It can be exposed to new spices.
5 Senses Bistro taught me that a different taste doesn’t have to mean bad food or bad taste.
Tasting Asian and European Cuisine at 5 Senses Bistro
If you’ve been to my reviews, you would know I always put in everything I’ve tried before getting to my favorite. So, I have two favorites at 5 Senses Bistro!
My first favorite is the pan-seared Salmon – the Crisp-skin Norwegian Salmon (S$16.90). Everyone who knows salmon is that it has this fishy smell and taste when it is not cooked properly. Sometimes, it makes me puke. But, at 5 Senses Bistro, they just perfected how to cook salmon without overcooking it or not cooking it enough to taste its fishiness. The spices, the greens and the potatoes complimented the salmon perfectly.
The seasoning of the salmon was also not overwhelming. You can tell that the chef did put extra effort to make sure the flavors on the dish didn’t collapse on the plate before you put a fork to your mouth.
This must be my favorite, more than the salmon dish of 5 Senses Bistro. Why? This photo is from the restaurant’s website, and that is the same thing you will see when you order it at 5 Senses Bistro.
The crispy pork belly is just amazing – crispy skin, nice seasoning, prepared marination and just the perfect tenderness to a bite. Believe me, I am already salivating just thinking of my first bite.
Usually, you get a bite out of this and taste the oil on your lips. But, 5 Senses Bistro just had to make their best dish in the form of a juicy, well-concocted pork belly. It’s something I will never get tired of eating, personally.
Well, it would depend on the quality of its preparation. Too much of unnecessary grease is just disappointing and an insult to a pork-belly dish – and, 5 Senses Bistro is definitely not a disappointment at all.
The Australian Ribeye Steak is not as explosive as I thought, but it doesn’t mean it was a bad dish – it just was not as mind-blowing as I thought. It was bland, but it was not extraordinary. It actually was really good, and you can tell how well it was prepared by the quality of meat used. It really was fresh meat!
This is what I am trying to say. 5 Senses Bistro is not as explosive and mind-blowing as all the other restaurants who are given a top star rating, but it’s definitely a place I would take a very special date to. This is one of the few places I always go back to.
If you think the main course Australian Ribeye Steak is too much, they also have it in a rice bowl worth S$16.90. They always serve their rice bowls with vegetables, coleslaw and poached eggs.
Personally, I am not really into too much of sweets and treats. But, I do not turn it away when I am offered some. Creme Brulee (S$8.90) at 5 Senses Bistro is pretty sweet, but it’s pleasant thanks to the familiar rich taste of caramel. I, personally, think it would go well with ice-cream. Please correct me if I am wrong. I am not an expert when it comes to sweet treats.
I would always try pasta when there’s pasta on the menu. I would never skip pasta! So, I ordered the Mushroom Linguine (S$9.90). It’s an easy like for me! I don’t know why you have to ask why, but I’ll answer it. Put pasta with mushroom and any sauce and it’s a go for me! I love mushrooms and we all know how healthy they are for us.
5 Senses Bistro has a specialty waffle (S$10.90) that is just perfect with coffee – sorry, sweet treats remind me of a good moment with coffee as well. I didn’t finish my waffles, a sibling did. But, like I said, I don’t have a sweet tooth to satisfy.
Before we end our little moment here, let me share another bonus with you. The featured image represents the Camembert Blast Burger (S$14.90), the newest addition to the 5 Senses Bistro menu.
The 5 Senses Bistro is definitely one of my personal favorites, and I love coming here to indulge in the food that instantly relieves me of stress. Make sure you find time to check out what they have in store for you.
Did you like my review on 5 Senses Bistro? If you’ve tried it after reading this review, or even if you’ve tried it before me, let me know what you think! Cheers!