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Address: 297 River Valley Road, 238338
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Love the pasta and desserts

It was a last minute decision to go there. We reached there by 4.10pm and the last order for brunch was 4.20pm! And we can't hang around until dinner as it was fully book. Our starter was the salmon rockets. the lightly seared salmon wrapped around rocket leaves was very interesting. The mentaiko pasta was very nicely done and flavourful. the butter milk pancake was overdone, so nothing to rave about. Sadly they were out of the lava cake for brunch since we were so late! The creme brulee was very good! the flavour of the day was milk tea.
• 07 Jun 2015 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Love the pasta and desserts

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It was a last minute decision to go there. We reached there by 4.10pm and the last order for brunch was 4.20pm! And we can't hang around until dinner as it was fully book. Our starter was the salmon rockets. the lightly seared salmon wrapped around rocket leaves was very interesting. The mentaiko pasta was very nicely done and flavourful. the butter milk pancake was overdone, so nothing to rave about. Sadly they were out of the lava cake for brunch since we were so late! The creme brulee was very good! the flavour of the day was milk tea.
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• 07 Jun 2015 • 154 reviews • 8 followers

Love the Liu Sha Lava Cake and Camomile Creme Brulee!

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For pictures and full reiew, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2015/06/06/five-and-dime/
Back again at Five and Dime to try their famous salted egg yolk custard lava cake! This popular brunch spot is not the most accessible; the nearest MRT (Somerset) is 10-15 walk away but that doesn’t stop the crowds from coming. For those who drive, free parking is available at the back. Five and Dime pride themselves for serving unpretentious, quality food at reasonable prices. The interior is small but stylish. Service is efficient, friendly and cheerful.

We were taken by the enticing aroma of our neighbour’s Calamari ($9) and therefore ordered one too. Crisps batter, springy calamari teamed with tartar sauce, what’s there not to like?

W had two beautifully poached eggs nesting on wagyu beef slices and brioche, accompanied with mesclun greens, spiced breakfast potatoes and a bowl of fruit salad. Five and Dime’s Eggs Benny ($18) was competently executed and gratifying.

Five and Dime is well-known for their Mentaiko Pasta ($18) and this was on almost every table. The slightly soft spaghetti was tossed in creamy mentaiko and topped with more cod fish roe. The umami pasta is a good choice if you want to jumpstart your day with a bit carbo boost, however, if you’re not a fan of fishy aftertaste, this is not for you.

The fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes ($15) adorned with fresh fruits came with butter and maple syrup on the side. Diners can opt for crispy bacon or chicken sausage to complement their pancakes. It’s decent brunch plate that will please most palates.

The highlight of our meal was undoubtedly the rich Golden Custard Lava Cake($12), a unique east meets west creation that sent us to dessert heaven. Presented in a traditional dim sum basket, the chocolate exterior breaks open to reveal a glorious river of golden elixir- salted egg yolk custard.

Ask the server for the flavour of the Crème Brulee ($12) prepared for the day. If its camomile, get it! The crème brulee is burnt enough on the top, and has a nice crunch of burnt sugar. We also thoroughly enjoyed smooth and creamy chilled custard which left a lingering trail of camomile in the mouth.

Lovely brunch plates, captivating desserts and great service; I can see why Five and Dime was full house when we visited. Brunch is served from 10am to 4.20pm on weekends. I recommend making reservations to avoid disappointment. If you wish to try the Golden Custard Lava Cake, do arrive early as servings are limited.
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• 27 May 2015 • 43 reviews • 0 follower

In a word, meh...

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I didn't dislike Five & Dime. The food was okay. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. It wasn't cheap but it wasn't expensive. It was just nothing special, a very average meal in every respect. There are so many places to go for this kind of food that, at least as a brunch place (I can't say how their dinner menu is as I haven't been there for that), I don't feel that I can recommend this one simply because it doesn't have any draw.
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