Werner and Nancy Hochbaum have been making delicious German food since 1988, and today their children and adorable grandchildren help out in the restaurant too, making this a real family affair. The à la carte menu continues to offer Werner’s signature homemade sausages—which you can also buy uncooked, to go—German specials such as crispy pork knuckle, gruenkohl mit rauchwurst und kassler (smoked sausage and pork loin with green kale and sauteed potatoes) and an excellent oxtail stew. Delicious breads and pastries are sold at the bakery next door.
Some 20-odd years ago Werner Hochbaum opened the first German bakery on the island. Today he is still baking German and European breads and pastries, and he also has a restaurant just next door that dishes out delicious German/Western food.
The a la carte menu offers its signature homemade sausages, German specials such as pork knuckles, schnitzel and pot roast—mostly served with sauerkraut and potatoes—and generic Western dishes like burgers and an excellent ox tail. The kassler (pork chops) and farmer’s sausage are hearty and tasty, and you won't be leaving your greens on your place because the green kale, which is cooked with bacon bits and available as a side, is just plain yummy. All this stick-to-your-ribs fare requires German beer of course, and Werner’s has a small but good selection.
Werner and his family all help in the restaurant and cheerily say “hi” as they bustle around. Their adorable four-year-old granddaughter is the best hostess, and works the floor like a pro. This is a friendly neighborhood fixture you can come to anytime and be assured of great food, good beer and a warm welcome.
Werner's Oven has moved to 49 Joo Chiat Place.
|Address:||Werner's Oven, #01-01/02/03 6 Upper East Coast Rd., Singapore, 455200 Singapore|
|Area:||East Coast Katong and Siglap|
|Open since:||November, 1988|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 8:30am-10pm|
|Reservation recommended, Live music: during Oktoberfest, Parking available: along Upper East Coast Rd, Takeaway available|
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