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If you're looking for an authentic German culinary experience in Singapore, Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Cafe should be one of the top of your list. I had the opportunity to visit Stuttgart a few years back and had craved for the same dining experience ever since, and I'm happy to say that Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Cafe has made its mark. I am so grateful for this joint-initiative by Between and OpenRice Singapore, enabling me to participate in this food-tasting session and relive tho
In all honesty, the cappuccino is not the highlight of the cafe. In fact, Germany is famous for its beer and not the coffee. The froth had too many bubbles in it and the coffee itself did not even fill half the cup. Being Singaporean, my first instinct was to look at whether there was any latte art. But no, the barista did not make any. Despite the underwhelming presentation, the aroma of the cappuccino was strong and it tasted creamy and smooth. Peppermint Tea - SGD10.00
I really loved the Peppermint Tea which was flown in from Stuttgart. Bearing the Hochland brand name, it was extremely fragrant and rather light on the palate. I felt so relaxed after drinking it and had such a good night's sleep after the meal. Wurstsalat - SGD18.00
This wurstsalad contains sausage slices with onions and gherkins. The sausage slices tasted more like ham, but the vegetables were really fresh! The cherry tomatoes were juicy and I thought that the gherkins gave a natural sourish flavour. Schwäbische Maultaschen - SGD25.00
I really loved this dish of Swabian pasta with meat pockets, served with sautéed onions on the side. It reminded me of xiao long bao (Shanghai Dumplings), except that it is a larger version, uses beef and comes without any broth within. As the Swabian pasta was rather thick, it kept me from feeling hungry even hours later. The beef was so tender and juicy and I think it's best to eat it plain, without any other sauces. Spezialität Bratwurst - SGD25.00
Some of the OpenRicers also ordered the specialty sausages, which come with potato salad and sauerkraut. Beef, chicken or pork variants are available. According to them, the portion was not filling enough. I guess the Asian palate is not used to having sausages as a main meal. Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte - SGD12.00
We also ordered a slice of their signature Blackforest cake. According to the menu, the cake is freshly baked and there are only limited servings per day. Although the type of alcohol it contains is not stated, I guess it is either rum or brandy. The cake tasted fresh and there was little moisture. I love the chocolate crumbs and the sweetness that accompanied every bite. It was not overly sweet, and the cream added smoothness to the texture. The alcohol part was at the bottom of the cake, hence if you cannot take alcohol, you can easily remove the bottom layer. Here are some tips for OpenRicers who are keen to visit the Cafe.
1. It is highly recommended that you bring along a camera because the cafe is really well-decorated. It is not necessary to bring any portable flash as the cafe is well-lit. 2. Do ask to be seated near the cashier or the kitchen as it is slightly difficult to get the attention of the staff if you sit in some obscure corner.
3. Be prepared to part with some extra cash as there is a pop-up store in the cafe where you can buy goods, such as their tea or their clocks which are flown from Germany.
4. Be patient as their service may not be up to standard. From our experience, they mixed up our orders but this may be due to the fact that were 9 of us, hence the large group may have caused some confusion.