Sunday, 15 March 2015

5th Element

Another Groupon experience: I paid $40 for a dinner for two including two appetizers, two entrees, two servings of rice or bread, one side and two desserts. 
They put a butter sculpture of Venice De Milo in the front window of the restaurant.

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First course: Appetizers
Left: Singaporean Chicken Tikka and Right: Chili Chicken
The Singaporean chicken came out on a sizzling plate with some basil leaves on top and cabbage on the bottom. Very tasty and a nice filling size for an appetizer. I loved the presentation, colours and flavours of the appetizer - delicious!
The chili chicken was good too, but rather spicy. Luckily, our waitress was very attentive and she helpfully refilled our water glasses quite a few times.

Complementary Mango Lassi shots
After all our water refills, I think the manager took pity on us and gave us two free shots of mango lassi to cool down the burning from the spicy appetizers.
Yummy with tons of mango flavour and yogurt to sooth us.

Second course: Entrees with rice and garlic naan
Basmati Rice, Garlic Naan, Butter Chicken and Madras Beef
Everything was so flavourful! The butter chicken and madras beef tasted great. The madras beef was on the spicier side, and while not overwhelming, it still had to be eaten with lots of rice and naan.
The butter chicken was smooth and rich in flavour with lots of sauce.

Decent sized portion

Third Course: Dessert
Pistachio Kulfi and Passionfruit mousse (?)
A great way to end the meal! The kulfi wasn't too sweet and it had a nice pistachio flavour (if a little diluted by the ice and cream) and raspberry is always a great complement to pistachio.
The mousse was amazing! So many flavours in one spoonful and it had a nice light texture to it.

Overall: I had a great meal at the 5th Element on Queen Street. I got fantastic value for money with the Groupon since the service was great, the food was yummy and I left happy and satisfied (especially with the pistachio kulfi and mousse dessert).

5th Element Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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