Review: Fiv Izakaya Bar


My two friends had the prawn wanton mee. Portion was quite decent. One didn’t like it but the other said it was satisfactory. You know the saying about one man’s food is another man’s poison? Ha..

They topped up with S$3.50 to get a dim sum platter with a canned drink.
The dim sum trio consisted of salted egg yolk bun, spring roll and siew mai. I tried the siew mai and found it average.

I co-erced my friend to pose for me. It took me a few times to get it right and I “scolded” her for not staying still. Sometimes it amazes me even that I still have friends willing to lunch with me. I guess I must have saved a nation in my past  life and been blessed with the right kind of people now (read: magnanimous).

I shared dim sum with Deb..although I was also torn between trying the tom yum wanton mee. Sometimes, you just have to face such agonising decisions. Sigh..that’s life (for a glutton), is it not?
This is the salted egg yolk bun (S$5.50).

A tad disappointed because I thought it would be steamed buns.

Anyway, regardless of whether it should be steamed or baked or deep fried, the taste was .. odd. Didn’t quite taste like salted egg yolk.

Chilli crab bun! (S$5.50)

Both Deb and me like this!! It actually just tasted like those deep fried mantou dipped in chilli crab sauce!

The taste was pretty good with the right balance of sweetness and spicy-ness. I doubt there was any crab meat inside but bearing in mind, this plate only costs S$5.50, it was forgivable.
Again, not exactly a fan of deep fried stuff but I would gladly eat this again!!

This is the crystal skin vegetable dumpling. I have never been a fan of this dim sum item so my views are biased. I didn’t like this.

Our dim sum lunch.

Rather spacious and comfortable place. Prices are considered wallet friendly still with decent serving food size.

Not the place to come for authentically good dim sum but a good option if you are not fussy about having a quick and fuss free dim sum meal at affordable prices.

I’d come by again for that chilli crab bun!
Quite clever of them to use the dim sum steaming basket to make it into a 五, Chinese for Five (their shop’s name).

 

Fiv Izakaya Bar
Address: 16 Collyer Quay, #01-05B 16 Collyer Quay
Operating Hours:   Mon- Fri (12 am – 12pm)
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place
Please check website for other outlets: Fiz Izakaya Bar

 

Leave a comment