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$31/pax

based on 60 reviews
Top Must Try Dishes
mentaiko pasta14 votes
Mac & Cheese4 votes
Buttermilk Pancakes3 votes
Fish & Chip3 votes
salmon rocket3 votes

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Brunch25 votes
After Work14 votes
Breakfast14 votes
Chillout13 votes
Dinner13 votes
Lunch11 votes
Quiet11 votes
Romance/First Dates8 votes
Girls Night Out6 votes
Children/Family5 votes
Hidden Find5 votes
Anniversary4 votes
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Relaxed4 votes
People Watching3 votes
Supper3 votes
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poohlovesfood
 • 14 Jul 2014 24 reviews 0 follower
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Finally made a trip to Five & Dime! I’m actually looking forward to their Golden custard (Salted Egg Yolk!) LAVA CAKE! But its out of stocks when i reached. ): oh wells. But yes, back to Five & Dime. A very european exterior with red bricks ceiling, tainted windows and a white coat standing along the street. Open into bricks walls with wooden furnitures. Chic and simple design. Quite a small area too, probably around 8 tables for seating and a bar table top.

Simple menu with a few starters, mains and sides choices. Their weekend menu is more brunch like while weekday menu is more western like with food like pastas, fish & chips, cajun chicken etc. They were have 1-1 for some of their drinks. So we ordered a somersby apple cider. Slurpss. We ordered one of their starters – Mac & Cheese ($15). Quite different from the usual where it’s just macaroni and melted mozzarella cheese instead, this had an additional lobster sauce. You can taste bits of lobster chunks too! Its quite creamy more than cheesy though.

Then we ordered Seared Salmon ($23) and Mentaiko Pasta ($18). The pasta is cooked to al dente. It’s a creamy dish, and had good mixture of cod fish roe and mentaiko. Their portions are quite generous. Very filling after the meal.

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ArcticStar
 • 01 Jul 2014 207 reviews 1 follower
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I have been trying to eat brunch at Five & Dime Eatery for a while, but after three failed attempts (once no reservation, once I didnt take their 3 seatings on Sundays seriously, etc), I decided to forgo brunch here and take dinner with the Beau instead.

Located at 297 River Valley Road, Singapore 238338, one could say that Five & Dime Eatery is located at the end of a row of shophouses - but its pretty exterior gives it a quaint, standalone appearance, doesnt it? I like the pretty, white, European-looking outlook that makes it stand out from the rest of the shops in the same row.

The interior somewhat belies its quasi-elegant exterior, but exudes a warm, cosy ambience complete with chalkboard menus and colorful artwork adorning the walls. They have a cute clipboard menu, but their drinks menu is more adorable - resembling a passport.

Then they served my Salmon Rocket Salad (SGD$15.00) - flame torched salmon sashimi wrapped with arugula leaves, with wasabi mirin dressing. It was a combination of two of my favorite things - salmon sashimi and arugula leaves! The salmon sashimi was saccharine and rather fresh, made all the more tasty with overtures of smokiness because it was torched on the underside. 

Next, our shared main course of Mentaiko Pasta (SGD$18.00) came - spaghetti tossed in creamy mentaiko topped with cod fish roe - the pasta was rather springy but dry - there was no sauce detected, much less creamy. The palatable spicy cod roe made up for the lack of gravy though.

We also shared a side of Spicy Miso Wings (SGD$7.00) - 6 pieces of half wings tossed in spicy miso sauce - juicy, spicy and sapid in flavor. It tasted like tomato-paste chicken with a heavy burst of saltiness, so after the first few impressive bites, we both agreed that the taste was a little overwhelming. You have to eat it with bread, rice or pasta to neutralise the flavors.

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I spent $33 per person.

Must tries: mentaiko pasta, salmon rocket, Spicy Miso Wings, Lemon Tart

I also recommend this place for:
Breakfast, Brunch, Chillout, Dinner, Lunch
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Lepak With Yaops
 • 18 Jun 2014 38 reviews 0 follower
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Located along river valley road which is a little out of the way for a Eastie. However, it was worth the trip as food was delectable, company with friends was good and service was prompt and hospitable.

More pics and thoughts at http://lepakwithyaops.com/?p=101
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