Friday, April 20, 2012

Five Sen5es @ The Westin

It's no April Fool's joke: EEST at The Westin changed its name on April 1 to Five Sen5es (pronounced 'Five Senses,' of course), completing its transformation into a Chinese restaurant.

Say farewell to EEST's Pan-Asian offerings of pomelo salads, sashimi & beef cheek rendang; bid hello to porky Oriental pleasures such as thousand-layer pig ears. We're so ready for this jelly!

Charcoal-roasted ribs, juicy & smoky-savory. What more could a carnivorous customer want? Carb-lovers, munch on the crispy-fluffy flower buns & dunk them in the sweet sauce.

Smoked pork bacon, waxed meat & salted fish. Moreish, especially with rice.

Guangzhou-style double-steamed pork belly with preserved veggies. Recipes like this are what give Chinese cooking a good name.

Intriguing ice creams, ginger & Mandarin orange-flavored. Really refreshing.

Wine doesn't come cheap here (sigh!). Must fork out at least RM150++ per bottle.

Five Sen5es,
Westin Hotel, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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27 comments:

  1. Pig's ears.. music to my ears!

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    1. Baby Sumo: our taste buds are in perfect harmony! :D

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    2. hahah nice pun! sadly I don't see myself singing the same tune. =P

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    3. Drops of contentment: me and pig ears, we have a bad romance :D

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  2. Pork belly.... I think I need to forget abt this meat for quite sometime....
    But it seems very tempting...... But I can resist..... Lol...

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    1. Simple Person: your self-discipline is much stronger than mine! i should learn from you! :D

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  3. Do you know where the chef is from? the pig's ears look so temptastic! I love pig's ears, snout, tongue etc.

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    1. Michelle: i think the chef(s) here are local, but i'm not sure. heheh, i actually like pig brains, fried in butter! :D

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  4. Only 4 dishes? Hmmm is there part 2 coming soon? LOL

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    1. CK: heh, no part two, i think! the prices here are not friendly for my wallet! :D

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  5. Why do you always have to tempt me with pork?? :P Was there enough sauce from the ribs for all the mantous? Looks like it needs more! Though... dipping it in that pork belly sauce would be nice too..

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    1. Vien: temptations are meant to be shared! :D oh yeah, that rib sauce was thick & flavorful, so a little went a long way. and all the belly gravy was addictive too. good gravy! =)

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  6. Thousand-layer pig ears? Hmm, this makes me realise the ultimate dinner may be to an entire pig from head to tail - jom let's find a place for this? :D

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    1. kenny, el cerdo does that. head to tail eating.

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    2. Kenny: baby sumo is correct! el cerdo does everything from pork cheeks to pig tail stews. though i'd like to find a chinese restaurant that does the same! i want pig offal, and el cerdo doesn't have a wide selection of innards, etc :D

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  7. For some reason I didn't think the Westin sold pork. Is it just this restaurant or the whole hotel?

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    1. The Yum List: oh, it's just the chinese restaurant. everything else at the westin is pork-free :D

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  8. pork bacon for "ham yu fa lam bou", any different with what we normally get from dai chow stall?

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    1. Choi Yen: oooh, i think it should be similar. it tastes like other versions that i've had at the Oriental group of restaurants, etc =)

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  9. Any idea if they still do dim sum? Wonder if their dim sum menu changed!

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    1. Tng: oh yeah, they still have a dim sum menu! I think it'd have some new additions to it, though probably not a total revamp. The menu might be available at westindining.com.my ... or some sort of URL like that =)

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  10. Awesome pigs ears! Yummy yummy yummy. Haven't had this for the longest time.

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    1. Missyblurkit: i wonder whether cow ears might taste any good! i guess not, heheh =)

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  11. oooh i like pig ears too. I think they are very serious about bringing the restaurant back to black after in the reds for sometime?

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    1. Eiling: i guess chinese restaurants in hotels generally do pretty good business! so you're probably right :D

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  12. Haha, you've really got everyone buzzing with that plate of pig ears, including me! Just love 'em ears, crunchy succulent stuff :-D

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, i wonder which outlet in KL might serve the tastiest pig ears in town! :D

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