Magma German Wine Bistro

Average: 3 (1 vote)

Decorated in red and white, this casual open-kitchen restaurant serves up traditional hearty German food and is one of the few places in town where you can get authentic Berlin-style pork knuckles, not to mention hand minced beef tartare, and flammkuchen (crispy German pizza with sour cream and various toppings). There’s also an attached deli and shop selling German goodies.

With the recent Oktoberfest, it seemed like the perfect time to go and check out German bistro Magma. 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. There are sauces, wines, beer, chocolates and even giant gerkins.

The restaurant proper, with its minimalist décor and bustling chef, serves up traditional homecooked food that’s hearty, filling and pretty darn good. It’s also one of the only places in town to get authentic Berlin-style boiled pork knuckles.

On the day we arrived it was pretty quiet for lunch, which meant our food arrived promptly. We were more than impressed with the homemade vegetable dumplingswhich came with a rich creamy sauce, and the schweine schnitzel which was piping hot, crispy and juicy, not like other dried out schnitzels we’ve tasted. Our nuernberger sausages were a little less successful (we found them too dry) and our mushroom and leek fammkuchen (think pizza) was an interesting alternative to the traditional Italian style.

Topped off with a Black Abbot beer and we left stuffed full—which is exactly what a good German meal is all about.

Venue Details
Address: Magma German Wine Bistro, 2-4 Bukit Pasoh Rd., Singapore, 089816 Singapore
Phone: 6221-0634
Area: Chinatown
Cuisine: German
Price Range: $$
Open since: August, 2006
Opening hours: Mon-Fri noon-3pm; Mon-Thu 6-11pm; Fri 6pm-midnight; Sat 11am-midnight; Sun 11am-11pm
Alfresco, Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Bukit Pasoh Rd, Takeaway available, Late night
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