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FiveSpice in Lake Oswego, OR

biggestal | Jan 9, 200509:37 PM

Visited this new place with the former Chef of Saucebox at the kitchen helm.
Nice looking place, a very expensive build-out.
Terrible value (small portions, high price for the effort).
Very bland and poor attempt at various Asian cuisines.

If you want a poor example of a hot pot with about three ounces of pork and pay twice as much as the market value give it a try. Or the lamb satay that was so tough you could not remove the meat from the skewer and needed a lot of seasoning. The scallop special was OK, sthe management must have not been watching .

If the dishes were really tasty I wouldn't care about the value. Alas, I shall not return.

I would rather go to just about any Thai, Vietnamese or Chinese restaurant in PDX and have something tastier, more plentiful, and less expensive. One of the failed restaurants in what is now Rivers (maybe three concepts ago) was lauded for their Vietnamese beef stew. It was lousy when compared to more authentic restaurants in town. This is another try to present a local Epcot Center white-washed trip to far away places to the timid diner.

Too bad, I was hoping the place would be terrific.

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