Fifth Palate has the potential to be a first-rate family-run restaurant – Timmy Ng keeps the kitchen humming, while his sister Caryne ensures customers secure warm service & their dad Dennis prepares home-made yoghurt & chutneys to complement an easily enjoyable meal here. It’s the sort of place that a lot of people will love & appreciate.

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Breakfast

It’s hard to fault Fifth Palate’s food –  the Butcher’s Breakfast (RM29) is a convincing ensemble of eggs (poached, fried or scrambled) with streaky pork bacon or ham, sausage, portobello mushrooms, tater tots, rocket, cherry tomatoes, rye toast & chutney, while the Turkish Baked Eggs (RM19) should also satisfy, with its tangy mix of chorizo slices, spiced aubergine, mozzarella & tomato sauce. If you’re devoted to brunch fare, it’s probably worth making a weekend date with Fifth Palate.

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The sous vide sake chicken (RM25; with seared whole leg or breast) makes for pleasant comfort food, served with mashed potatoes, salad & bouillon sake sauce. But Fifth Palate’s ramen (RM21) will linger longer in our memories – wholesome nourishment with succulent slow-braised pork belly, poached egg, spring onions & juicy mushrooms in a light shoyu broth. Trivia: The name ‘Fifth Palate’ hints at a couple of references, both to the ‘fifth taste’ of umami that this restaurant strives to deliver, as well as ‘wu,’ or ‘five’ – the Mandarin equivalent of the Ng family’s surname.

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Drunken Frenchman

This ‘Drunken Frenchman’ (RM28) is delicious – French Toast with bacon, caramelised bananas, Fifth Palate’s own-made chunky peanut butter, Forty Licks vanilla ice cream & Guinness Stout reduction. A diet destroyer, but we helplessly finished every bite. Fifth Palate’s forte is putting together confidently executed recipes with ingredients that all work very well in unison.

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Yogurt

Save space for Fifth Palate’s yoghurt, smooth & flavoursome, in varieties like wheatgrass or soursop (RM5). The outlet will also sell jars of aubergine chutney, peanut butter & rojak sauce soon. Forty Licks ice cream & This Juice cold-pressed beverages are available too. Fifth Palate now opens only during daylight, but dinner service is in the works (get ready for ribs).

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Location and Contact Details

Fifth Palate

Block D-G-1, Encorp Strand Garden Office

Tel: +603-6144-0055

Thursday-Tuesday (closed Wednesday)

Find: Contact details and map for Fifth Palate

2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Ayesha Nikman Dadameah August 22, 2015 Subscriber

    Prasad Nair lets go here 🙂

  2. Vian Sam August 12, 2015 Subscriber

    Rachel Yap

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