Located at the fifth level of the posh and top rated hotel- Discovery Suites, Restaurant 5 have started dishing up our fave Asian dishes. Gone are the days when you need to plan a good Korean lunch while in the middle of a business meeting and you only have a few minutes to spare. Meetings can now be extended while chowing down with an array of the day's specialty.
As a well-traveled chef, his unquestionable palate for exceptional Asian cuisines, and French as well, underlines the standard of The Discovery Leisure Company, Inc. (TDLCI) specially in food service.
To taste this passion, I was blessed enough to be able to partake their Singaporean line which is served during Fridays.
As a first-timer at Restaurant 5, I just had to have my camera's lense take a scrutiny.
Red curry paste is the basis for many other dishes besides curries. You can find it in fish cakes, peanut sauce, sausages, etc. It is the most versatile in terms of proteins it pairs with, though it is especially good with duck, shrimp and pork. Its color comes from dried red chilies and the paste itself has more onions and garlic giving it a more savory flavor that contrasts well with sweet additions like lychee, pineapples and basil.
Green curry gets its color from the fresh green chilies used in the paste, giving it a fresher vegetal flavor. It pairs well with white meat and seafood and firm vegetables that compliment its sweet flavor.
Yellow curry is an interpretation of Indian curry with turmeric, coriander and cumin. The flavor is not quite as pronounced as in an Indian curry and is balanced out by the fragrance of lemongrass. Goes well with chicken or beef and mild vegetables like potatoes, baby corn and the like.
We love curries in the house, and I have played around with most of them in our dishes, it's safe to choose yellow since we Filipinos are most used to it, But red curry is far most flavorful and robust but not too fiery to the taste.
Would also love it if they would deconstruct it a bit, by not adding "bagoong" (shrimp paste) to the whole dish instead serving it separate, so the diners would have the saltiness according to their liking.
All these and so much more for only Php 895 + per person. Let Discovery Suite and Executive Chef Luis J. Chikiamco satiate your palate for more Asian culinary fare with a lunch buffet of Korean on Mondays, Vietnamese on Tuesdays, our Filipino food during Wednesdays, Thai on Thursdays, then Singaporean on Fridays, Chinese on Saturdays and again the Filipino cuisine takes lead again on Sundays.
For inquiries and reservations, you may contact Discovery Suites at (+63 2) 719 8888, or through their email at email@example.com or visit www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com/.