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COO Bistro @ Tiong Bahru

~Invited Session~

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Tiong Bahru remains one of my favourite neighbourhoods - and to think I actually typed neighbour-food. Food gems galore infact and COO Bistro joins the whole stretch starting with Tiong Bahru Pau that I grew up with.

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Funky corners like these.

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There's even a rooftop garden for an overview of Tiong Bahru's night life.

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Armed with a playful and chic design concept, COO is inspired by the neighbourhood and this is weaved into their hostel concept right down to the bistro.

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Get enthralled by this ceiling light circuit of the estate.



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Tiong Bahru Platter ($28),

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This is a medley of succulent grilled chicken with house-made satay sauce, a 12-hour slow-cooked crispy roasted pork belly, salt and pepper barramundi and mackerel keropok. Mackerel keropok and that housemade belachan made for a really tantalizing appetizer. Plans to bottle the belachan are underway, otherwise just get seconds of it if its not enough.


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Pork Cheek Capellini ($18)

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COO’s Prawn Noodles ($18)

Pasta lovers have a choice of a western take on pork cheek capellini or an equally westernized version of our local delight hae mee.

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My vote goes towards the latter for punchier flavours which leaves one drooling for more. Fettucine is a wise choice here, at least noodles are kept al dente throughout the meal.

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COO’s Pressed Sandwich ($21)

An assembly of beef hangar steak and air cured beef seasoned with onion chilli jam and melted gruyere cheese in a hot pressed ciabatta. This would be my idea of a hearty lunch takeaway.

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Tiong Bahru ‘Chwee Kuey’ ($9)

A cheeky play on the savoury rice cake dish with preserved turnip, this looks like chwee kuey but is actually panna cotta topped with candied walnuts and balsamic strawberries.

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Did you know Tiong Bahru has a legendary cat named Bob? If food and hostel options aren't up your alley, there's always the charming neighbourhood to check out. 

COO Bistro
259 Outram Road

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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