Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Five Sen5es, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Five Sen5es, Five Senses, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Cantonese, Chinese, non-halal
Taste - Secret Double Boiled Tau Fu Fa - RM45
Five Sen5es, Five Senses, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Cantonese, Chinese, non-halal
Smell - Pan Seared Fragrant Bean Stuffed Giant Fresh Scallops RM68
Five Sen5es, Five Senses, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Cantonese, Chinese, non-halal
Touch – Signature Thousand Threaded Lion Head Prawn RM68
Five Sen5es, Five Senses, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Cantonese, Chinese, non-halal
Hearing - House Fried Crispy Pork Intestines Hong Kong Style RM28
House Fried Crispy Pork Intestines Hong Kong Style in a Music Box!

Five Sen5es, Five Senses, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Cantonese, Chinese, non-halal
Home Made Silken Tau Fu F Golden Corn Oat Glaze RM12

Five Sens5es, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Five Sen5es, Five Senses, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Cantonese, Chinese, non-halal
Stir Fried Vegetables with Pine Nuts
Round tables, natural colours trimmed with multiple shades of grey, dim lighting, oriental music, and an open steaming kitchen make up the contemporary Chinese setting of Five Sen5es at The Westin Kuala Lumpur. Authentic Cantonese cuisine and some sense inspiring creative menus are what entice repeat visitors.

Now serving pork, and aside from a comprehensive a la carte menu, Five Sen5es features a different bill of fare every season specifically designed to stimulate each of our senses.

Our Autumn sensory excursion took us on a voyage of Taste with Secret Double Boiled Tau Fu Fa. Chef’s secret clear broth steaming with soft bean curd carved in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower arrived with three types of mushrooms on the side. Morel, shimeji and enoki mushrooms, each added a spoon at a time, provided a central theme escorted by an elevation in intensity with the inclusion of each.

Five Sen5es, Five Senses, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Cantonese, Chinese, non-halal
Torching the petai beans for the
 sense of smell
Our sense of Smell was kindled with Pan Seared Fragrant Bean Stuffed Giant Fresh Scallops. A torching of the petai beans on top of the sea creatures caused the pungent aroma of the bean to waft up and tickle our noses. Layered with asparagus and mushrooms this was an unsurpassed plate.

A bountiful basket of Signature Thousand Threaded Lion Head Prawns stimulated the sense of Touch. Taken with special cold metal chopsticks, the hot succulent prawns were a direct contrast to the cool steel, eating utensils. A wasabi mayonnaise contributed further invigoration with its sinus clearing strength.

We heard the next dish before we saw it. Featuring the sense of Hearing, House Fried Crispy Pork Intestines Hong Kong Style came inside a wind up music box! The impact of teeth biting into the crunchy fried rolls also sent a crackle up to our ears. Chef’s secret recipe plum sauce and shredded salad leaves were afterthoughts on the side. Although this dish was the least appealing to my taste buds, it was the most intriguing generating childhood nostalgia of a less hurried life and the wonder that such simple things as a music box could bring.

Dessert, Home Made Silken Tau Fu Fa Golden Corn Oat Glaze, engaged the sense of Sight and was presented in numerous stages. First a creamy sauce was poured over an oat glaze into a martini glass forming a snow white cone. A colour and shape dimension slid in with a spoon of round yellow corn kernels and black dots of basil seeds. Finally the vase was crossed with a stick threaded with mint and a blueberry.

Five Sen5es, Five Senses, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur, Cantonese, Chinese, non-halal
Honey Cod Teriyaki
In reality all dishes were an awakening of the senses - not just a meal, but a perceptual expedition provoking an expanded awareness causing us to slow down and appreciate the ingenuity of each dish and our sensory reactions to it.

Reason to visit: trendy Asian ambience with excellent service and sense–ational menu, Secret Double Boiled Tau Fu Fa, Pan Seared Fragrant Bean Stuffed Giant Fresh Scallops, Signature Thousand Threaded Lion Head Prawns

Five Sen5es
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Malaysia
+6 03 2773 8338
Open daily for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm and dinner from 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Starwood Preferred Guests receive a 15% discount when dining at Five Sen5es.

22 comments:

  1. That cryspy pork intestine sounds interesting ! What a name "5 sen5es" !!!!

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    1. Yep, I guess a true reflection of what they're trying to create. A fun way of dining.

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  2. Food looks and sounds amazing but wow, the prices do seem pretty damn steep, don't they? I remember Prego (that Italian place at Westin) you could eat for rm30/pax, but it seems like you'll need easily double or triple that to eat at 5 sen5es ...

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    1. You're getting a whole experience here - entertainment and something to think about with your food.

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  3. Ooooooo...the scallops, the prawns...everything!!! Awesome!!!

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    1. The scallops were my favourites! So juicy!

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  4. gosh... I ll take a few of Everything... cos all of it looked so divine....

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    1. Oh yeah, I could have a few of everything too. :-)

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    1. It's a thoughtful meal. Makes you aware of using all of your senses to truly experience.

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  6. tofu crafted into a flower, what a dedicate job!

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  7. omigosh, i wouldn't have guessed that those were pork intestines, based on their presentation. they look delectable! but i'm biased, cos i love offal :D

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    1. They look deceptive right! I was just wowed by the music box. It wouldn't have mattered for me what was inside. :-)

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  8. The photography is as delightful as always!

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  9. wow everything looks great..
    I want to try the double boil tau fu fah..

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    1. Oh yes Simple Person, that is a great choice!

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  10. The pictures are all very bright and sharp. Like the presentation of the scallops.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  11. Crispy Pork Intestine is something new to me. How does it taste like? U like it?

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    1. Also something new for me. Not my favourite taste, liked the texture and the presentation was pretty cool.

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