Double good news.

The Coconut Club has recently been included back into the Michelin Guide, and has opened a new outlet at Siglap.

Other than the first restaurant at Beach Road, the second venue is found along the quaint shophouses at 97 Frankel Avenue.

This Siglap space offers guests an all-day dining experience within a casual, breezy canteen setting.

Using the same design team as Odette and Claudine, The Coconut Club Siglap is set against a backdrop inspired by the green-patterned hues of a traditional ketupat’s woven coconut leaves.

If you have yet been to the relaunched brand, there are actually two “dining expressions” here – the Canteen and the Dining Room.

The ”Canteen” offers diners a more casual experience fronted by signature plates of Nasi Lemak.

The signature Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng Berempah ($21) would come with a serving of coconut rice, fried egg, anchovies, peanuts, cucumber and sambal; and mine was served with spiced and fried organic chicken leg (can choose breast as well) with crispy rempah crumbs.

The rice is prepared using old-crop Thai Jasmine with coconut milk extracted using a propriety cold-press machine custom built.

If you compare this rendition to the ‘old one’, would find the fragrance of the rice quite different, short of the ‘chicken rice-like’ aroma.

That is because it is now cooked without chicken fat which supposedly makes the taste lighter with more apparent coconutty-fragrance.

As for the “Dining Room”, you get a more refined dining experience with sharing plates.

Sharing dishes include Gado Gado ($14), Sate Ayam Bumbu Kacang ($18) which are charcoal-grilled chicken tail and thigh skewers, Ayam Goreng Berempah ($32) of spiced fried organic chicken with house-blended acar, Homemade Otah ($12), and Udang Masak Lemak ($28) of tiger prawns braised in aromatics, pineapple and fresh coconut milk.

The Coconut Club Siglap debuts a new weekend brunch menu, with mix of savoury and sweet renditions of familiar Malay and Peranakan offerings.

The brunch which is available only during weekends from 10am to 4:30pm, features Otah Cheese Sandwich ($18), Hae Bee Hiam Tuna Sandwich ($18), and Apom Berkuah with Pisang Pengat ($16).

There is also the the Dry Laksa ($21), with rice noodles cooked in a rich coconut milk-rempah medley, topped with fresh tiger prawns. Recently, the Dry Laksa dish seems to be more popular again, after the opening of Jelebu Dry Laksa at VivoCity.

I liked this rendition which had rice noodles fried with tiger prawns, shredded chicken breast, quail eggs and spicy fried shrimp sambal.

It was flavourful with bold and mildly spicy touch, with ‘wok-hei’ and was fragrant. Slightly pricey, but at least there were four prawns.

Look out for the Apom Berkuah with Pisang Pengat ($16), with chewy fermented rice and blue pea flower pancakes, paired with gula melaka sauce and bananas simmered in coconut.

The Coconut Club – Siglap
97 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458222
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon, Thurs – Fri), 10am – 9:30pm (Sat – Sun)

The Coconut Club – Beach Road
269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Tues – Wed, Fri – Sun), 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Thurs)

Other Related Entries
SG Hawker (Clarke Quay)
Scissors Cut Curry Rice (VivoCity)
Jelebu Dry Laksa (VivoCity)
Sin Min Rd Chicken Rice (Bishan)
Sembarang Nasi Lemak (Lengkok Bahru)

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