Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Frieda Restaurant @ The Capitol Kempinski - New Bavarian Weekend Brunch


Frieda Restaurant at The Capitol Kempinski has recently launched Früehschoppen, a weekend Bavarian Brunch experience similar to the concept of brunch, where men gather over the weekend in the late morning in pubs, inns or taverns over drinks and light bites before lunch.

Beer Flight

And of course, the beers. Früehschoppen Beer Specials are available to complete the experience. Beer Flight with four beers in tasting portion at $15nett and two pints of German Weissbier or Weissbier Dunkel at $19++. You may be happy to know that the beer flight is available on weekdays as well.

Bavarian Sausage Salad 3.8/5

We started off with Bavarian Sausage Salad, served with sourdough bread. It was hard at first to imagine having a salad with beer, but this was different. Consists of beer sausage, gruyere cheese and pickles, it was saltish, piquant and has a meaty bite.

Frieda Fruhchoppen Vesper Platter 3.8/5

From the Brunch menu, Frieda Fruhchoppen Vesper Platter ($19) truly reflects the vibe of Früehschoppen, where the table gathers around the platter, reaching out for the various German cold cuts and cheese, complemented with mixed pickles and pretzel.

Oktoberfest Meat Platter 4.2/5

Since Oktoberfest is approaching, Frieda Restaurant has also prepared something special to celebrate this greatest beer festival in the world. At $55 per person, you get to enjoy a welcome pint of beer and a free-flow butter of German grub. We tried the Oktoberfest Meat Platter, comprising Grilled Nuremberger Sausage, Meatloaf, Weisswurst with Mashed potato and Sauerkraut. One of the highlights of this platter is the Weisswurst, a traditional boiled white sausage, very lightly flavoured with some herbs and spices. Not so commonly offered elsewhere, this is a breakfast sausage, best eaten with sweet mustard and the soft pretzel dumplings.

Apple Bread Pudding 3.5/5

Ending the meal, we have something sweet to balance out all the savoury grub. The Apple Bread Pudding is served with vanilla ice cream. The vanilla ice cream was really good. It was light and almost refreshing to the palate. As for apple bread pudding, I wish there were more apple slices to lighten it up.

Topping up $50 will give you four hours of free-flowing beer. There's Early Bird Discount of 20% off for booking made before 30 September 2020.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski
13 Stamford Road
#01-87 and #01-K1, K2
Singapore 178905
Tel +6567156873
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 3pm, 8pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A or D. Walk to traffic junction North Bridge Road and Stamford Road. Cross the road. Walk down Stamford Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles @ Marsiling Mall Food Centre - Famous Bak Chor Mee Re-opens In Woodlands


A regret I have is not able to try Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles when it was at Serangoon Road. When I heard that the Uncle Yap has come out of retirement and open a new stall at Marsiling Mall Food Centre, I simply just have to drag my lazy feet to the North. No more regret and it is definitely worth the trip.

Mee Pork Dry 4.5/5

I tried the Mee Pok Dry ($4.50) which comes with minced pork, braised mushroom, fish cake slices and pig liver. It may look like an ordinary bowl of noodle but what binds all these ingredients together is the sauce and the doneness of the noodle's texture. Making each mouthful a slurping enjoyment.


Besides mee pok, you can order a variety of noodles such as mee kia, mee tai mak and mee sua. Incidentally, we discovered that the mee sua goes very well with the sauce. It soaked the vinegary sauce better, with the tanginess coming through more. I will order mee sua next time.


Not forgetting the bowl of soup. It is packed with flavours that are boiled over 3 to 4 hours with old hens, soybeans and anchovies. If you want to really enjoy the soup, I would recommend ordering either the Bak Chor Mee Soup or Xiao Wan Mian (小碗面).


I am glad that Uncle Yap decides to reopen his stall, and I can get to taste his delicious bowl of noodles. Hopefully don't leave any regret like me, go and check it out. Just in case he decides to retire again. By the way, I heard through the grapevine that they are opening another outlet in Serangoon, 1.5 km away from their old stall.

Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles
Marsiling Mall Food Centre
4 Woodlands Street 12
Singapore 738620
Nearest MRT:

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun: 7am - 2pm
(Closed on Wed)

1) Alight at Marsiling MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at Marsiling MRT station (Stop ID 46521). Take bus number 187, 768, 856, 925, 926, 950, 960, 961. 963 and 966. Alight 2 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Woodlands MRT station. Take Exit 1. Walk to Woodlands Bus Interchange (Stop ID 46009). Take bus number 187, 856, 925, 926, 950, 960, 961, 963 and 966. Alight 1 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]