The Capitol Kempinski is introducing a bunch of new F&B joints! One of it includes Frieda Restaurant, a fancy and tasteful restaurant that serves authentic German fare with a side of hearty hospitality.
This restaurant is named after the only daughter of the hotel founder Berthold Kempinski, and the hotel is a manifestation of Frieda’s own welcoming spirit of warmth and charm.
Also a foodie at heart, Frieda will be sharing her love for German comfort food through this restaurant.
Frieda Restaurant is divided into three sections – Frieda’s Day Bar, Frieda’s Dining Room and Frieda’s Garden – that are uniquely designed to reflect the visual and architectural heritage of traditional German restaurants of the late 19th century.
As with most German restaurants, there must always be a pork knuckle dish in the menu. Here, the Oven Roasted Pork Knuckle ($39) is cooked using one of the oldest recipes of Germany. With a thick, crispy skin on the outside and tender, juicy meat on the inside, this dish promises to meet the standards of even the most discerning German food connoisseur.
Come dine in a group and try the Platter of Grilled Sausages and Meatloaf ($54 for 2 pax; $105 for 4 pax). Celebrate togetherness and share the joy with this platter that’s great for meat lovers. Comes served with sauerkraut, mashed potato, pretzel dumpling and Dijon mustard on the side.
Another rather famous German dish is the schnitzel. Here at Frieda, I would highly recommend you to try the ever so flavourful Veal Wiener Schnitzel ($37), served with potato salad, cucumber-dill salad and cranberry sauce on the side.
I’m a fan of pretzels but this is something a little different made with pretzels. The Pretzel Dumplings with Creamy Mushroom Ragout and Spring Onions ($26) was an interesting dish. The pretzel dumplings we soft and had a slight chewy consistency with a slightly savoury flavour note. Don’t forget to dip this in the amazing mushroom ragout, that kind of tastes like a super thick and creamy mushroom soup. This dish is vegetarian friendly!
If red meat isn’t your thing, try the Vienna-Style Baked Chicken ($34), served with potato salad, mixed organic lettuce and cranberry sauce on the side. In my opinion, this dish didn’t stand out much compared to the rest. But it’s definitely a good option for those who prefer chicken to pork and beef.
And finally, time for some dessert!
I love pancakes. All sorts of pancakes, from thin crepes to thick soufflé pancakes. The Pancake Bismarck with Icing Sugar and Mixed Berries Compote ($12) is a rather thin pancake with a buttery taste. It went very well with the mixed berries compote, which gave the whole dish a slight tang.
If you’re looking for something with a more sour-ish tinge, I would recommend the Semolina Pudding with Sour Cherry Compote and Pastry Dough Crumble ($12). The semolina pudding was made with legit vanilla beans (and not vanilla essence), giving it a beautiful and smooth taste.
For something easy to munch on (and will definitely enjoy), try the Apple Fritters with Cinnamon Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream ($12). I absolutely loved how the apples were cooked and coated in a thick, sweet cinnamon sauce and then encased in a crispy thin batter. Eat it like how you would an apple pie – with a generous scoop of ice cream.
Watch out for more food joints popping up at the Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski!