Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fifth Palate @ Kota Damansara

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's a lot of people will love & appreciate.

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.

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 with quality ingredients, as well as 'wu,' or 'five' - the Mandarin equivalent of the Ng family's surname.

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 components that work very well in unison.

 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).

Fifth Palate
Block D-G-1, Encorp Strand Garden Office, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Open Thursday-Tuesday, 10am-6pm (closed Wednesdays). Tel: 03-6144-0055

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20 comments:

  1. Butcher's breakfast is champion. How they present the food is really impressive. And the place looks cozy. I don't mind dining here every day if only for that.

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    1. Lux: breakfast of champions indeed :) yup, the food here feels like something we could have several times a week :)

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  2. Their poached eggs are looks pretty consistent across their dishes...loving the looks of their Butcher's Breakfast, Turkish Baked Eggs and ramen =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, i like how the eggs are done here - they do justice to their food :)

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  3. nice atmosphere, wish to try too

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    1. Happy walker: hope you manage to check out this place soon :)

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  4. Spotted this place when I went to Kai's Plato for their seafood pot yesterday... And then read about it today in your blog :) will give it a try real soon since I love breakfast (was hoping that they open earlier though as I'm a morning person)...
    I haven't seen your review on Kai's Plato... Perhaps you should give them a visit soon.. The food is quite good

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    1. Leo: hope you and your family enjoy Fifth Palate! :) will aim to write about Kai's Plato at some point too! :)

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  5. Hmm....a lot of alcohol-driven dishes here....sake, guinness stout...your kind of food, Sean! ;D

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, and since they don't serve wine yet, we can bring our own bottle, with no corkage fee currently :)

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  6. A nice and warm ambiance, succulent looking dishes...I am getting hungry! :)

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    1. Linda: i hope you get a good meal to ease your hunger ... and yes, your description of this place and its food is totally accurate :)

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  7. This spot seems to have loads of potential. Home made peanut butter - yum!

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, it's great that they take pains to make their own peanut butter :)

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  8. They serve stuff in pots and pans? My late aunt would frown on that...I'm sure. Ah well...they do that a lot these days - in woks, chopping boards, stone mortars and all. Times sure have changed.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, the food looks photogenically good served in pans and on chopping boards :)

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  9. I saw french toast with bacon and peanut butter! Can't resist that. Hehehe. :D

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    1. CK: yaaa, it was very well done ... i finished every bite :D

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  10. I'm Ng (Wu) too, can get any discount? LOL
    Their food looks great and the peanut butter reminded me of CK immediately, haha!

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    1. Choi Yen: haha, maybe they can give you a family discount :) yup, everyone thinks of CK for peanut butter! :D

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