Part of the same complex where the Prospect branch of Spargo's is located, The Nook Eatery is a little cafe that specialises in comfort food. Aside from their comfort food dishes, the cafe also has a dinner menu which focuses on Asian-style dishes.
One of the offerings from the dinner menu, their Chicken Curry had tender chicken and a nice level of spiciness. Potatoes were included in the curry to serve as a foil to the chicken. A nice touch to the dish was a serving of chilli salt for dipping the chicken in to impart a hint of salty flavour. We thought serving the dish on a plate instead of in bowls would have made for easier eating.
Chicken Curry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
A special that was available during our visit, the steak in the Chonks Melt was cooked just right with grilled onions helping to enhance the smoky taste of the dish. Hot mustard added a slight sharp taste to the dish. While it normally includes cheese, we chose to have ours without it.
Chonks Melt (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Hot Cross Bun S'more was a special Easter version of the Evee S'more, replacing the usual biscuits with a hot cross bun. The marshmallow was melted to the appropriate degree and the peanut butter and Hershey's chocolate sauce partnered well with each other. Banana slices provided a contrast in texture from the marshmallow. While the inclusion of pancetta seemed unusual, it actually complemented the other ingredients well with its salty taste.
Hot Cross Bun S'more (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Another item on the dinner menu, their Ginger Chicken had flesh that easily separated from the bone and the broth subtly enhanced its flavour. A nuoc mam dipping sauce was served with the dish. The rice dishes on the dinner menu also included pickled chilli but take care when eating it as it had a potent spicy punch.
Ginger Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Truggen featured a filling of Bo Kho, curried beef brisket stew, which was very tender and had a taste similar to the gravy used in the Curry Chicken. Also included in the filling were carrots for a bit of sweetness. A bread roll that is typically used for Banh Mi serves as the bread and it complemented the filling well.
The Truggen (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Their Blooming Onion is a unique and pretty side. An onion was cut to look like a flower before being deep-fried. It was fried sufficiently to give it a nice crispiness and was accompanied by smoky adobo chipotle mayonnaise.
Blooming Onion (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While the pork belly and prawns in the Bun Xao was cooked just right, we thought the glass noodles were a bit tough for our taste. Accompanying the dish was a chilli sauce to add a spicy kick to the dish. This dish is best enjoyed by pouring the sauce over the ingredients and tossing everything thoroughly.
Bun Xao (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Seating space is a bit limited but the pastel-coloured décor gives the cafe a cosy feel. Parking is not a problem with the carpark that is part of the complex offering convenient off-street parking.