Dig In: Modern Asian Food, with Heart

This new social enterprise concept by the Timbre folks is all set to spruce up foodie offerings in the north-east.


Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

The Rundown

Taking over the space of the now defunct Wild Oats at Punggol Park, the new Five &2 by the Timbre folks is all set to spruce up foodie offerings in the north-east. Apart from a hiring policy that includes marginalised members in the society, they also give a meal to an underprivileged child for every five meals sold.

The Vibe

Five &2 is surrounded by lush greenery, and large windows let in plenty of natural light to the spacious, wood-heavy interiors. This is an ideal space for a languid, dress-down lunch with friends or family on weekends. Take advantage of unexpectedly cool days to dine alfresco by the lake.


Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

What’s Good

Celebrity chef Willin Low serves as consultant, so expect a similar slant to the food here, best described as modern Asian. Expect the likes of Singapore Laksa ($8.80), Bulgogi Korean Beef Stew with Onions ($9.80) and Sarawak Curry Chicken ($12.80). Burppler Xing Wei Chua tried and liked the Gaeng Kiaw Wan (Thai green curry, $10.80), which comes with chunks of beef and eggplant. Look past the slightly smaller portion to find an aromatic take on curry that manages to satisfy without getting overly cloying — a fine line to master! For dessert, skip the so-so Chendol and go with the Pulut Hitam with Coconut Ice Cream ($5.50), which is most likely to hit the spot if you fancy something cold, creamy and delicious.

Read more reviews on Five &2 here!