Sunday, 18 May 2014

NOM – Bistro & Bakery

Nom is the sound made when eating but NOM  Bistro & Bakery, located on the 1st floor of recently-renovated Macpherson Community Club, stands for "no other meaning". By the same people behind Yesterdae, which closed last August to prepare for the move to this bigger space at Paya Lebar Way, NOM is a bistro and bakery. Just a stone's throw away from Circuit Road, it was rebranded with an expansion of repertoire and has been opened since February this year. Bright green steel structures with circle design, reminiscent of concrete circles that frame staircases at void decks, stood out against a neutral palette of outdoor furniture and deck-like wooden panels. The same green structure can also been seen in the air-conditioned indoors with white walls, tables and chairs. With concrete floor instead, mirrors are strategically located to mimic the repeated column structure designs at void decks. There is also an old-school-inspired mini dragon slide in the clean and brightly-lit space.

Another element of the familiar void decks incorporated into its interior design is the green metal seats around a round table. The truffle parmesan fries  French fries tossed in truffle oil and topped with parmesan shavings, looked oily but did not taste so. My dining companion felt the taste and smell of mixed herbs had overpowered that of the truffle. Mussels in cream broth, was not as creamy as I expected it to be. Loved the sambal chilli served with the deep-fried chicken wings. Could neither rave about nor fault any of our orders though would have preferred a stronger cuppa of mocha. And found it strange that cappuccino was served in the same glassware as mocha. I loved the wooden board on which its signature rainbow cake, with Oreo buttercream (other flavours include salted caramel buttercream and cream cheese), was served. A tad moist and not as cloying as the chocolate one I had at Yesterdae, I thought this was better. Not too dry and easy to finish on my own. 

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