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German Comfort Food

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The Germans have given the dining scene many marvellous things and one of them is, undoubtedly,the pork knuckle. If you can’t afford the airfare to Europe to savour this delicacy, then take a trip to Bavarian Bierhaus. German eatery, located in the shadow of Pavilion KL, serves up a mean and hefty pork knuckle which can be washed down with a glass of chilled German beer.

Bavarian Bierhaus has occupied the large corner lot in Wisma UOA for four years, but recently underwent a refurbishment to enhance the comfortable, European-style interior. Bottles of beer line the walls, 13 different types of German beers are poured behind the long bar, and the stirring German music transports diners far away from downtown KL.

With large tables available both outside on the terrace area or inside in the airy dining area, this is a place to come with a large gang of friends and order huge platters to share. Hungarian sausages, schnitzel, pork steaks, and pork ribs complement the knuckles in the pork section of the menu, but main course options of pasta, lamb, fish, chicken, and steaks satisfy those who don’t fancy a porky feast.

For something lighter, the choice of appetizers and tapas is great; the Hungarian goulash is a warm, hearty lunch when mopped up with homemade bread, while the fresh salads balance out the meaty platters. Save a little tummy room for a sweet finish as the German pancakes come slathered with ice cream while the Bavarian Black Forest cake is a decedent combination of whipped cream, chocolate, and sour cherries.

Bavarian Bierhaus, with its vast array of drinks, is a choice spot for a long evening, but during the day there are some good deals to take advantage of. The weekday set lunches offer a choice of three mains with soup and a drink, a pizza menu comes sliding out in the afternoon (choices include sausage and green olive), while a tempting brunch menu is something to get out of bed for.

Rich, filling comfort food aside, patrons scurry back to Bavarian Bierhaus for the generous servings of gemutlichkeit that ease down the vast food portions. No direct translation exists for this curious German phrase; it refers to the sensation of having a good time in a good environment with friends.

Fact File :
Bavarian Bierhaus

Wisma UOA Centre
21 Jalan Pinang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03.2166 7268

Price Range:
Set Lunches: RM20++ (soup, main course and ice lemon tea)
Brunch (9am-12pm): RM18++ (including tea or coffee)
Appetizers/Tapas: RM14-36
Main course: RM32-77
Dessert: RM16 for two people

Business Hours:
Daily: 9am-11.30pm

Source: The Expat May 2012
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