Review - Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar

Located at a central location yet still remaining pretty much hidden, this bakery bistro bar serves quite a variety of items on its menu. It has brunch items such as Eggs Benedict and mains that include sandwiches and pizzas. 

I came to this place as part of a restaurant-hunting activity that my school organised. First up was the bread-tasting platter.     
Artisan Bread Basket with marmalade, jam and butter.
The breads here are provided by head baker Audrey Tan from Freshly Baked at Killiney Road (which I have yet to but will visit one day). You can never go wrong with the simple bread and butter, but the marmalade and jam here provides an alternative if you want a different taste. Me being the carbs-lover me, I tried the bread with a bit of each. The rustic quality of the breads also appealed to me. For those with a smaller appetite though, it is best to share with a friend so that you have space for the entrees and dessert.

The restaurant's Hot Reuben is one of the highly-recommended items on the menu from my research. For the uninitiated, Hot Reuben is apparently a sandwich consisting of the 'standard' make-up of corned beef, swiss cheese, Russian dressing and sauerkraut (fermented cabbage). The saltiness of the corned beef coupled with the melted cheese makes it a very savory dish and very filling as the portion size was big. The bread used here is the Asahi Kuronama beer bread.

Hot Reuben - $18

 My friend ordered their Spicy Huevos Benedict. What differentiated this from your usual Eggs Benedict is the inclusion of spanish jalapenos peppers and Spanish chorizo (pork sausage smoked with red peppers), which added a zing of spicy to the dish. The eggs were poached rightly, with the yolks flowing out smoothly when cut. The flavor of the chorizo added a different dimension to the dish, though I must say the taste of the chorizo may need to be acquired for some people who haven't tried it before. The texture of the chorizo came across as rubbery and took us a little more effort chewing.

Spicy Huevos Benedict - $20
Our choices for dessert were the Pear Cheddar Crumble and Brownie Parfait. The Pear Cheddar crumble is a good blend of sweet (pear) and salty (cheddar crumble) that was made all the better by the warmth of the crumble contrasted with the cold of the ice-cream.The dessert could do with a little less pear though. This is my preferred out of the 2 desserts.
Pear Cheddar Crumble - $9
The Brownie Parfait came with a salted caramel sauce, caramelised cornflakes and peanuts. A choice that would go with chocolate and salted caramel lovers.

Brownie Parfait - $10
  • Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar
  • #01-03, 
  • Tanglin Post Office, 
  • 56 Tanglin Road