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NOM No Other Meaning – Bistro & Bakery @MacPherson Community Club

NOM No Other Meaning – Bistro & Bakery @MacPherson Community Club

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NOM Bistro & Bakery (NOM: No Other Meaning) is found in one of the oldest Public housing estate in Singapore, MacPherson. The housing estate might be one of the oldest and smallest in Singapore, but this little neighbourhood town has no lack of eateries. In fact, the small town has three food centres all within a radius of few hundred metres apart.

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NOM Bistro & Bakery is located in MacPherson Community Club, with a relatively simple but spacious dining area with air conditioned in-house and outdoor sheltered areas. The cafe has allocated a small kids corner for the young ones as well. NOM Bistro & Bakery specialises in cakes but serves Western cuisine to supplement their pastry business.

Truffle fries $9.9

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My daughter kept complaining she can’t smell and taste the truffle, but the rest of us might be luckier and able to taste the truffle fragrance. The fries were much meatier and not the usual off-the-shelf type thin and machine-cut fries.

6AM $14.9

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Smoked pork bacon, sauteed mushroom, poached egg and drizzled with salted egg yolk. Waffle was fluffy but tasted bland, with a miserable pat of salted egg sauce that covered in just a bite-sized area. Salted egg sauce may not be cheap but the serving size has to match up to the waffle size in order for the diner to enjoy the dish.

Beef Aglio Olio $16.9

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Main course is not NOM’s speciality and the Beef Aglio Olio was true enough, ordinary and nothing exciting to shout about.

Carbonara $14.9


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Nice cheesy flavour suffused the pasta with an al-dente texture.

Slow Roast Bird Leg $14.9

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The bird was not well seasoned with an overall insipid taste. More work is required to perk up the flavour of this dull and featureless slow roasted bird.

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Classic Choc $6.9 Earl Grey Cheesecake $6.5

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NOM bakes their own cakes! One of our favourites is the Earl Grey cheesecake, which comes with nice aromatic cheese, further boosted by the fragrance of the Earl Grey and a layer of lemon curd on top. A piece of lovely cake indeed.

Rainbow Cheesecake $7.9

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Compared to the Earl Grey Cheesecake, the Rainbow Cheesecake was aesthetically pleasing but taste-wise, somehow not as flavourful as the previous cake. The additional Earl Grey aroma made a clear distinction between the two.

Our verdict

NOM Bistro & Bakery may not have attractive main courses, but the desserts are something that filled the gaps. There is no GST and Service Charge (voluntary) and reasonable food quality. For a neighbourhood cafe, that will probably help attract customers.

A:  400 Paya Lebar Way, Macpherson Community Club Level 1, Singapore 379131

H: Weekdays: 12pm-10pm

Sat/Sun/Public Holidays: 11am-10pm

Closed every Tuesday

T: +65 6747 3839

W: NOM | No Other Meaning


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