Five Marbles, a new restaurant set up with the idea of building a community of people who love great food and great beers. At any day, there are 12 craft beers on tap sourced from this little red dot, Japan, Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand. The craft beer list will be refresh from time to time, to allow the customer to savour the exciting offerings.
|The Craft Beer Menu
Following the theme of the restaurant, the food here is also infused with their craft beers. Don't worry, you won't get drunk from the food, but you can definitely get high from the beers.
We started with Craft Beer Mushroom Soup ($9). Made with four type of mushrooms: shiitake, portobello, white button and oyster. The brownish dark colour soup is robust, creamy and filled with complex mushrooms flavour. Watch out for the hint of beer flavour at the end of each slurp of the soup.
|Craft Beer Mushroom Soup
Portobello Chicken Cheese Baked Beer Rice ($16). A flavourful mushroom and chicken rice, topped with cheddar cheese. It is then oven-baked, to melt the cheese and create a crisp texture of the cheese. The rice is al-dente, and you can taste the chicken and mushroom in each bite. A solid baked rice dish.
|Portobello Chicken Cheese Baked Beer Rice
|Portobello Chicken Cheese Baked Beer Rice
Green Curry Lychee Duck Linguine ($19). A special recipe by the Chef, where lychee is added to give the sweetness in the curry. Advanced warning, this green curry is very spicy. You will definitely need one of the beers to cool down the flame. I feel the green curry infused nicely with the pasta. However, the smoked duck is more like a supporting cast dish instead of the leading protein in this dish.
|Green Curry Lychee Duck Linguine
Craft Beer Chicken Rice ($16). Inspired by Beer Chicken recipe, the chicken is marinated with Cajun spices, beer then grilled. The meat is tender and succulent, to go with the homemade chicken rice. Not sure why they also include baked potatoes in this dish. Although it is delicious, it seems like too much carbo overload for me. Personally think that the Craft Beer Chicken should be served with either the rice or potatoes, not both.
|Craft Beer Chicken Rice
Salted Egg Fish Crisps ($9). One of the bar bites. Deep fried fish skin with salted egg. Crispy, Saltish and Addictive. Enough Said!!
|Salted Egg Fish Crisps
Beer Grilled Honey Wings ($9 for half dozen). It has the same flavour as the Craft Beer Chicken. It is tender and succulent, with a solid cajun seasoning. LD wish that the skin is more crisp, to give this dish a contrasting texture.
|Beer Grilled Honey Wings
I will not go through the 12 Craft beers on the list since I can't drink alcohol due to medical reason. However, for the most updated Craft beers on the tap, check out Five Marbles Facebook Page. The Craft Beers come in Half Pint (priced between $5 to $7) and Full Pint (priced between $10 to $14).
|Innocence Kranji Kakis Ginger Beer
|Innocence Calamity Coffee Ale (Left) &
Young's Double Chocolate Stout (Right)
The signature desserts in Five Marbles are definitely R-rated. They are called Beer Float, combining the artisan ice cream with Craft Beers. It also come with some catchy name such as: The White Princess ($17, Coconut Ice Cream + Gosnells Citra Sea Mead); Darker Than Black ($15, Dark Chocolate Ice Cream + Chocolate Stout); Crumble & Tumble ($15, Coconut Ice Cream + Apple Crumble Cider); and Calamity Affogato ($15, Vanilla Ice Cream + Coffee Ale). LD's favourite is Crumble & Tumble as it tasted like Apple Crumble pie in beer version.
|Crumble & Tumble Beer Float
|Calamity Affogato Beer Float
Located in the courtyard of Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, the setting is just gorgeous. The tall glass ceiling allows the natural lights to penetrate through, and the white colour tiles just brighten the place more. A good place to chill out and relax with friends and family.
|The Glass Ceiling
|Part of Dining Area
Overall, I applaud beer-infused dishes created in Five Marbles. It is like a bridge that links the food and beer pairing. Although I did not try the beers, LD enjoy their sweet and light version of their craft beer, especially their desserts Beer Float. A good place to chill out and to savour the beer inspired food and craft beers. Cheers!!
Service: N/A (Tasting Invitation)