Oktoberfest is here, so dig into some meaty German goodness at these joints.
Baden Restaurant & Pub
This long-standing Bavarian-style watering hole and restaurant, done up in heavy teak wood, looks like a Teutonic country tavern. It's the perfect place to dig into crisp skinned pork knuckle.
Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant
There’s no better place to hit if you want authentic pork knuckle and bier (beer) than this local chain. Also, try the knoblauchwurst (smoked pork garlic sausage with roasted potatoes and sauerkraut), as well as the naturschnitzel vom huhn (grilled chicken breast with sour cream sauce served on mixed salad and mashed potatoes). The choice of beers is mind-boggling.
Magma German Wine Bistro & Shop
Quietly tucked away among a row of quaint shophouses in Chinatown, Magma is a bistro that serves up authentic German nosh (including a mean pork knuckle) at decent prices. This unpretentious open-kitchen restaurant has a friendly bar area at the front where one can enjoy a few drinks as well as an attached store selling all manner of German delicacies.
sQue Rotisserie & Alehouse
Part of the Emmanuel Stroobant Group of establishments, this laid back joint along the Singapore River puts out a range of substantial mains like pork knuckle, oxtail stew and beef ribs.
The high ceilings coupled with warm country-styled décor at this German eating spot make is an appealing venue to chow down on their signature pork knuckle—or gegrillte schweinshaxe. The meat is roasted to perfection with crispy crackling.
It's been more than 20 years since Werner Hochbaum first opened this German bakery and restaurant. Today, it's still going strong with offerings like homemade sausages and German specials such as pork knuckle, all served with sauerkraut and potatoes.