Set inside COO, a new hipster boutique hostel in Tiong Bahru, this all-day dining bistro serves a menu of global and locally inspired dishes, all with a modern twist. The setting is casual, so come with a few buddies to enjoy a laidback dinner. Whet your appetites with the Roasted Pork Belly ($12), elevated with a salted egg yolk emulsion, then move on to hearty mains like Braised Lamb Shoulder ($32) served atop potato mousseline with gremolata (an Italian herbed condiment) and orange lamb sauce, and COO's Prawn Noodles ($18), which Burppler Shawn Loh describes to be "a dry interpretation of soupy prawn noodles" made with fettucine, smoky grilled prawns and a chilli sauce with a kick. Save space for Tiong Bahru "Chwee Kway" ($9), a fun dessert of panna cotta topped with candied walnuts and balsamic strawberries that almost looks like the real deal.
Avg price: $25 per person
Photo by Burppler Shawn Loh