New Kid on the block…Das Lokal

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IMG_9628 The Travelling GourmetTM on special assignment in sunny Italy. I’m wearing my trademark Silhouette Titanium sunglasses!

The suave and debonair Travelling GourmetTM goes to Chinatown to taste the food in…

MOST probably one of the newest bistros in the Neil Road area. Aptly named “Das Lokal” which is colloquail German (Umgangssprache) for ‘the local pub or bistro”. I say aptly because the Goethe Institute which is tasked with promoting the German language and culture around the world, is located just above “Das Lokal”.


IMG_9908 Only 2 days old!


IMG_9909 Louise and Chef Darren

A warm welcome from Chef Owner Darren and Co-Owner Louise was very much appreciated, and so was the warm and cosy decor with rough hewn wood topped tables and spacious design. There is a long bar on the left as you enter. I tried the Roast Beef and Onion Sandwich on toasted brown bread served on a wooden platter. I also liked the Fried Egg Sunny Side Up, Bockwurst (German Sausage), Sauerkraut, Grilled Tomato and Onion Marmalade with Toasted Pumpernickel Bread. Chef Darren makes his own tasty pickles and condiments like tangy blood-red Beetroot Pickle, Ricotta Cheese and Norwegian Mackerel Smoked In-House. The Mackerel is mouth-watering without being overly salty.

To complete my light lunch, I had a nice Cafe Latte with an appealing pattern of hearts on top! Das Lokal just opened on Friday 13 June, 2014! This place is set to be a hang-out for the staff and students of the Goethe Institute and also for people who like German inspired food and beer in a casual ambience…

Guten Appetit! 🙂

Das L0.KA’L

136 Neil Road

Singapore 088865

Tel: 6423 9918

It is 10 minutes walk from Outram Park MRT Station exit H

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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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