German cuisine is all about big and hearty portions. Think Bratwurst, Pork Knuckles as well as meat and sausages of all sorts. Besides meat, German food also includes tantalising desserts such as the popular Blackforest Cake. Of course, Germans love to have their beer at almost every meal time.
If that has already roused your taste buds, guess what? Here are 6 places in Singapore where you can enjoy authentic German food without having to fly all the way to Germany to enjoy it!
1. Stew Küche
Located within one of the hipster coffee shops in Singapore, Salute, is Stew Küche. Occupying the position typically set aside for zi char stalls, this hawker stall is clearly the anchor tenant here. What draws crowds from island-wide to this stall is their extremely affordable German / Bavarian cuisine.
Once you are here, there is absolutely no missing out on ordering their famous signature Pork Knuckle!
Available as a half or whole portion, you will be treated to a well-marinated and oven-baked pork knuckle with tender meat. This dish is served with thick mashed potatoes set in a savoury brown gravy, and with a Singaporean twist of Peranakan spicy pickled achar.
Of course, no meal here is complete without ordering a pint of cold beer from their extensive selection of German lager. They serve mostly German and Bavarian brands, from beers on tap to craft beers for you to choose as well.
Besides the Pork Knuckle, there are several other German dishes worth trying as well, such as Oxtail Stew & Pretzel as well as a range of pastas. Either way, dining at Stew Küche will make you feel as if you are in eating in Germany itself.
Address: Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-40, Singapore 151119
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm -10pm; Closed on Mondays
2. Erich’s Wuerstelstand
Erich’s Wuerstelstand claims to be the last sausage stall before the equator. While we cannot ascertain the truth behind that statement, one thing is for sure here – their Currywursts are absolutely to-die for!
Sink your teeth into their currywurst, a bratwurst (the standard German sausage) that is dressed up with curry sauce.
Top it off with curry powder and you get the all-time favourite German snack. Understandably, one piece is usually not enough so we highly recommend that you pair it with one of their classic German side, sauerkraut or fermented chopped cabbage.
Just beside Erich’s Wuerstelstand sits Erich’s Backstube, which essentially is a bakery stall. Here, be spoilt for choice with the numerous muffins and cupcakes baked fresh daily.
Despite being located in a rather odd place in Chinatown, you can still find a small piece of Germany right there at Erich’s Wuerstelstand.
Address: 5 Banda St, Singapore 050005
Opening hours: Daily, 11am – 9pm
3. Baden Restaurant & Pub
For a rustic, quiet atmosphere, and of course, good German fare, Baden Restaurant & Pub is the best place to go. Located within the hipster enclave of Holland Village, this restaurant certainly exudes Bavarian-style with the extensive use of teak wood. You will certainly feel as if you are in a real German tavern itself.
The wide range of beer here will definitely keep you and your beer-drinking friends happy. Additionally, complement your cold yummy beer with their selection of authentic hearty German dishes!
From the classic pork knuckles and sausage platters to pretzels as well as currywurst, you will have a hard time choosing what to order.
For a cosy dining ambience, go for the indoor seating. Else, do it the German way by dining alfresco at their outdoor seating.
Baden Restaurant & Pub
Address: 42 Lor Mambong, Singapore 277698
Opening hours: Mon – Thu, 2pm – 1am; Fri – Sat, 12pm – 2am; Sun 12pm – 12am
4. Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café
Set at the classy Rendezvous Hotel Gallery, Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café serves up classic, traditional German (also known as Swabian) fares. Its whimsical ambience and rustic wooden furniture is reminiscent of the lush forests and picturesque villages of the Black Forest region in southwest Germany.
Indulge in traditional hearty German comfort food such as the Beef Goulash Stew or the Maultaschen, which is a traditional Swabian dumpling. Besides the delectable Swabian dishes, an ice-cold German beer is a definite must-order.
The main crowd-puller here is, without a doubt, their signature Blackforest Cake. Stuttgart’s rise to fame is because of their delectable Blackforest Cake and it goes to show that the Germans do love their desserts too.
Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café
Address: 9 Bras Basah Road, #01-01 Rendezvous Hotel Gallery, Singapore 189559
Opening hours: Daily, 11am – 11pm
5. Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant
The origin of Brotzeit’s name is derived from Bavarian origin, which is the local expression for bread and time. This restaurant boasts several outlets across our little red dot, making it extremely convenient to satisfy your German food cravings.
Brotzeit stays true to its Bavarian roots with its selection of tantalising Bavarian cuisines. Savour the rich honey Bavarian pork ribs, or a platter of sausages, perhaps even their pretzels and cold cut salads.
There are even seasonal specialties during the German festive periods, such as Oktoberfest and Christmas Day. Needless to say, the month of October is the best time to head down to Brotzeit for some German beer binge session while soaking up the festive atmosphere.
Address: Discovery Walk at 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, #01-27, Singapore 238895
Opening hours: Mon – Thu, 12pm – 12am; Fri 12pm – 1am; Sat 11am – 1am; Sun 11am – 12am
6. Wilder Mann
Set along the charming shophouses along Thomson Road, Wilder Mann offers a no-frills and homely German dining experience.
Relish in classic simple German fares the likes of pork schnitzel, meat loafs and sausage platters. Besides German dishes, Wilder Mann also infuses local flavours to some of their dishes such as the Tom Yum Pasta.
Given its location within the heartlands, Wilder Mann is a popular hangout spot for EPL fans to catch some soccer action while gulping down ice-cold German beers.
For some simple, authentic German fares without the nasty GST and service charge, Wilder Mann is the best place to go.
Address: 906M Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787110
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 6pm – 1145pm; Sat 6pm – 1am; Sun 6pm – 1am (closes at 10.30pm on days without English Premier League games)
Why splurge on an expensive air ticket when you can enjoy a piece of Germany right here in Singapore? These German food places in Singapore certainly serve up authentic yet affordable German fare that will certainly make you feel as if you are right in the heart of Germany.
From meat of various types to delectable desserts, you will certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on what to order.
Perhaps the only recommendation we can offer here is to always pair your meal with a pint of cold German beer. Guten Appetit!
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