The Lokal

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~$25/pax
In 2014, Aussie Chef Darren Farr started The Lokal, a Modern Australian Restaurant-Bar, providing all our customers with homemade comfort food — including butter, sauces, pickles and meats all made on site. Our name is German for local, an influence that be explained by its proximity to Goethe-Institut Singapore and is also reflective of our diverse and worldly approach towards food that can be enjoyed by the people in Singapore.  In the day, he serves up healthy and hearty brunches like Smashed Avocado with Ricotta, Roasted Pumpkin Salad, and Steak & Eggs, but slowly transits into a cozy and versatile space for intimate dinners & casual cocktails sessions with comfort food by German Head Chef Max Strauch such as Tasmanian Grass Fed Steak Frites, Catch of the Day and Grilled Pork Chops. Aside from the normal menus, both Chef Darren & Max also prepare Daily Specials with fresh seasonal produces for Brunch & Dinner, like Victorian Truffles & White Asparagus.

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Toasted Banana Bread ($15++)
The first thing that hit me was oof sour. The citrus and house-made yoghurt was really tangy, and although I'm not too sure if I like this flavour addition, it did help to provide some balance with the sweet banana bread and the really sweet sticky date pudding we had before. The banana bread was moist though, and there's macadamia nuts topping for added flavour. Was actually surprised the caramalised banana wasn't sweet at all tho.

Overall Rating: 7/10

Sticky Date Pudding ($10++)
Started with this and it was really sweet, although most Sticky Date Puddings I've had are pretty sweet. Personally enjoy the pairing of warm choc cakes with icecream, so this was pretty much a decent pairing for me. The vanilla icecream was quite smooth but nothing much to shout about, literally what you'll expect from Vanilla Icecream. Would prefer for the dessert to be "stickier" though.

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So happy to be back here for a casual Friday dinner. I ordered the spicy chicken soba noodle salad.

The first thing I notice is how flavourful it is. Like the spice and acidity of the sriracha-lime dressing coating a generous amount of perfectly cooked soba noodles and crunchy cabbage. And I normally don’t like raw ginger or parsley, but the spices really intermingled for an exotic, Asiatic flavor. The chicken was tender and really delicious.

And the textures! The crunchy roasted peanuts and refreshing cucumber! The noodles are al dente and in such a generous portion too.

Definitely a really well-executed, delicious salad that tasted good and made me feel good as well.

The cold brew white was very smooth and not too overwhelmingly sweet or milky. It was perfect on the rocks. I liked the tinge of vanilla.

Overall a great accompaniment to our savoury brunch dishes.

This was a lovely way to end our meal. The banana bread was warm and moist, paired excellently with the crunchy macadamia nuts and caramelised banana slices. Perfect for the sweet tooth’s out there.

A pricey dessert, but worth a try at least once - you’re really paying for the quality.

I loved the contrast between the smooth creaminess of the avocado, and the sharpness of the ricotta. It was a delicious piece of toast - however rather small for the price, though to be fair they were generous with the ingredients - and the ingredients were all very fresh.

If you don’t mind paying for quality over quantity, and aren’t too hungry, this dish is definitely worth a try.

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