Saturday, July 04, 2009

Tawandang Microbrewery, Singapore

Dunkel Bier and Tom Kha Gai

That was unexpected. We were actually intending to eat elsewhere up on Dempsey Hill tonight when I noticed a bunch of red and yellow signs pointing to a new microbrewery. I figured that maybe it was an Australian place or something, but it was nothing of the sort. It turned out to be a big German beer hall from Bangkok, and they just opened up here in Singapore last night (26 Dempsey Road #01-01, 6476-6742).

Now, it sounded very odd at first. Thai-German food?? Upon futher examination, it was really Thai food with just a few German elements: the beer, the big bench-filled beer hall, and the presence of sausages and pork knuckle on the menu (served with a spicy Thai sauce, no less). Otherwise, it was your usual Thai fare on the menu, which wasn't as out of place with the beer as one might expect.

In many ways, this place reminded me of what one might find in a touristy area of in Thailand: a bit plasticky and not exactly fine dining, but fun enough in a relaxed beach vacation type of way where it really didn't matter. This place even had a stage set up where it was obvious that a band would play every night. I'm now very curious to see how rowdy this place can get later in the evening. An eyewitness account would definitely be in order.


Unlimitedfeast said...

Whats the dish in the picture.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. I was there as well that night! What was really good as well was the cabbage in fish sauce and the morning glory with garlic and chilli padi. Shiok!!

contrarian said...

In Bangkok, its two locations are situated far off the tourist districts of Bangkok. The great majority of customers are Thai.

Farida said...

Its actually not a touristy spot in Thailand. Its cheeky fun, and quite a delicious beer hall in Thailand. I want to eat and explore with you!! Anytime!