A Koi fish pond is set at the end of another corner of the restaurant elevated by a wooden floor reminiscent of a much more zen nook to the Oriental ornamental décor. The interior and architecture of Five Sen5es does show that there are some design elements within. The length of the restaurant is separated right through its five private dining rooms with an open wok concept kitchen.
<Wok-fried Turnip Cake with XO Sauce & Turkey Ham>
Another sad dish in terms of presentation. Soggy turnips cake with egg crumbs scattered around the plate that show not much of a passion in making this dish right yet we couldn’t taste any Turkey ham from the combination.
<Sweetened Soya Milk with White Fungus Glutinous Rice Dumpling> was the last order from our meal. A soothing dessert that is supposed to round up the meal for a pleasant ending yet the stale grounded black sesame did not co-operate. We love Dim Sum without any question but with Dim Sum dishes that are presented without pork contain is incomplete and violating the beauty and essence of enjoying a perfect meal that is everyone’s blissful expectation.
Service in Five Sen5es was rather less cheerful and disoriented, the female staff seemingly not willing to go for an extra mile with more passion towards what they do but remain a poker face at all times. Dishes delivered to the table without much introduction and walked away as quickly as they could. Two of our tea cups left significant black marks and tea stain at the bottom due to improper cleaning, it was only changed reluctantly after it was told. We do admire the creativity from Five Sen5es’ culinary team by offering an alternative option with different touches and finishes. In this scenario, less is certainly more and yet sometimes adhering to the traditional with authenticity is the best thing to do.