9 Rochester Park
67794644 | www.nosh.com.sg
Unlike most businesses operating out of old black-and-white houses, Nosh (like its one-word predecessor Krish) is true to its homey roots. Enter through the tool shed, and wind your way through the library and kitchen, past the fireplace in the living room and the notice board full of lists and notes in the dining room. “Pasta Brava on Craig Road has the phatest, dopest ravioli”, says one. Good to know.
As enchanting as the interior is, we opted to eat in the greenhouse area, a large outdoor patio wisely covered by retractable canopies should a sudden downpour rudely join the party. Dinner begins with a beautifully-presented mango avocado ceviche of black cod, heirloom tomatoes and chillies ($18) followed by the plump, yet crisp plate of Maryland crab cakes embellished with red coconut curry and cucumber apple salad ($16). The almond and sesame crusted eggplant ($21) with portobello mushroom confit is enjoyable, but regrettably a tad oily. However, the tamarind marinated beef tenderloin ($33) is tender and perfectly cooked. Your inner child may want to order an upscale version of S’mores ($12), but let the adult in you take the lead – the toffee date cake with vanilla custard ($12) is absolutely fantastic.
This place definitely deserves a return visit. The prices are decent, the portions are big, and the scenery in Rochester Park is relaxing and comfortable. Just like home.
You’ll love it if: You yearn for a relaxed night at home, but don’t want to lift a finger to cook or clean.
You’ll hate it if: Your idea of dinner in the backyard is barbecued brisket and cheap beer.
Must-try dish: Toffee date cake