Friday, July 27, 2018

No. 5 Bistro @ Victoria Street, Georgetown, Penang.

Next to Merry Me, No. 5 Bistro is under the care of the same management as Merry Me but it offers something completely different as compared to its sister cafe. Albeit a bistro, it places great focuses on alcohols but it does provide a small Asian-influenced menu featuring snacks and a few choices of mains. The atmosphere however, veers towards a bar with dark, mysterious interior decor. Expect to pay a little premium as prices are on the higher side... playful combinations and interesting flavors; if you are game for Asian-Fusion food with a booze (and would not mind to pay a little more), give this place a try.

Indian-inspired Sweet & Sour Chicken (Rm 30)

Local-inspired Paella (Rm 22)

Indian-inspired Sweet & Sour Chicken is one of the latest creations... basically grilled Chicken Thigh served atop of Japanese Rice and Sweet-Sour sauce. The combination of Japanese Rice and well-grilled Chicken Thigh speaks for itself. The Chicken was good on its own... perfectly tender and juicy; the Japanese Rice was well-executed either. We did not however, enjoy the Sweet-Sour sauce, we thought it was way too sweet to our liking. The 'Sour' factor somehow went missing and it was saccharine sweet to dip the Chicken into the sauce. 

Local-inspired Paella was not anything like the actual Paella, it was something like Fried Rice. The Rice was imparted with a delightful charred aroma... with a hint of spiciness. We did not think it was bad, in fact, it was a creative twist. The perfectly cooked Sunny Side Up and Chicken Skewer were good additions to the Rice. 

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 109, Lebuh Victoria, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 1 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6010- 374 9991

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