November 11, 2011

Paulaner Bräuhaus

Portions come in big sizes at Paulaner Bräuhaus; my party of four left with stuffed tummies after sharing three mains, a dessert and drinks. The first floor of this German establishment is home to a bar cum brewery, while the cozy restaurant housed on the second floor is festively decorated with a majestic Maypole and murals of traditional Bavarian scenes and costumes.
knusprige schweinshaxe

Crunchy skin meets tender meat in Paulaner's crispy pork knuckle, otherwise known as knusprige schweinshaxe ($29.50++). While decent, this porcine signature was not as succulent as I would have liked. Being no fan of fermented cabbage, I passed on the sauerkraut; the soft and hearty knödel (bread dumplings) which accompanied this dish were however quite pleasant. Paulaner Bräuhaus also serves boiled pork knuckles- has anyone tried them before?
currywurst @ paulaner bräuhaus
Die “Currywurst” Klassisch mit Pommes und Currypulver (the German Currywurst classic with curried tomato sauce and French fries) ($17++). I had no complaints about the currywurst, but it was the curried tomato sauce that stole the show- beats regular ketchup anytime! While the fries were decidedly average, they were wiped out in no time as tools to wield the addictive curry dip.
sausage pan @ paulaner bräuhaus
What's German food without sausages? Unfortunately, the Paulaner sausage pan ($25++)- which comes with Thüringer, cheese sausage, debreziner, pork sausage and spicy Kolbazi sausages- failed to impress. The sausages weren't particularly juicy, neither were they grilled to a crisp. The powdery reconstituted mashed potatoes were equally mediocre.
kaiserschmarrn @ paulaner bräuhaus
The highlight of the meal would be the Karamellisierter Kaiserschmarrn mit Apfel-Pflaumenkompott (caramelized Bavarian emperor's pancake with apple plum compote) ($12.50++). Prepared a la minute and served piping hot, the fluffy bite-sized pancake pieces were coated with a crisp caramelized sugar. While it was expectedly on the sweet side, Paulaner's kaiserschmarrn is definitely one of my favorite pancakes around and is a dish that I will return for!
paulaner bräuhaus
9 Raffles Boulevard
#01-01 Millenia Walk
Tel: +65 6883 2572
Opening hours:
Restaurant: 12pm–2.30pm, 6.30pm–10.30pm (Mon-Fri); 
6.30pm–10.30pm (Sat); 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Sun)
Bar: 11.30am – 1am (Sun-Thur), 11.30am – 2am (Fri, Sat & PH eve)

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