September 19, 2013

Bavarian Bierhaus Makan Venture

Hello~~~~although Mooncake festival is approaching ,but today I am going to talk about German Cuisine. I have joined a food tasting event called Makan Venture by my. You can join too as long as you stay in KL, although there are some Makan Venture in other state, but most probably in KL. So dear any Ipoh restaurant here, feel free to contact Openrice to request for a Makan Venture in your restaurant. I am craving Ipoh Dim Sum right now!

Before anything, let me dissect the name of Bavarian Bierhaus to ease your memory retention. Ba-va-RIA is a state in the South-east of Germany. Bierhaus simply mean Beer House in Germany. FYI, English belongs to  Western Germanic branch of Germanic Family, that's why it sound alike.

Bavarian Bierhaus, is a Germanic restaurant and bar located at Wisma UOA II.Once you reach the entrance of KLCC Aquaria, you need to  cross a road, reach a bank (I forgot what's  the name of the bank), and  a little hoarding by the side of the building, On the hoarding, it has subway the franchise....and Bavarian Bierhaus!

 (you know how long I take to there? took LRT to station KLCC, and walk through a long tunnel to KLCC aquaria, the whole journey took me 45 mins to reach the destination)

Never mind, I will tell you another way to teach there, you can reach there from Pavilion too, and Public transport way to Bavarian Bierhaus Wisma UOA II from Pavilion is nearer.

Let me show you the way........

 From Pavilion there, you cross the flyover to Wisma UOA

After that, you will come to NovalTel Hotel, continue to walk along...

then you will eventually reach here, the way to Wisma UOA II(the building in front)!  Bavarian Bierhaus just located at the corner of the Wisma UOA II.

 The first scene I seen by the time I stepped inside.

 Hello, everyone~ Meet Wendy!!! She was the first Open Ricer  I met there. What a coincidence we are from the same Hometown!!!We are from Kemaman, usually, people from Kemaman would have been known each other or seen before. But we bump across each other because of Makan Venture!

Initially, I thought it would be an awkward food tasting session which none of them I known. But Wendy made me feel at ease. She is quite friendly and outgoing. I hope I can meet her everytime I join Makan Venture =).

 Next, he is KK, a staff from Open Rice, I don't know which department he is. But he is quite responsible. See the size of this camera, I try to hold the camera, its weight like 1.5-2kg?

Do I mention their Open Rice office is just located upstair in Wisma UOAII?

While others were busy tasting food, he stand there to serve us.As you seen in the picture above, our table is rectangular in form. So he was like waiter, serve us the best. Swap the dishes place once we have tried. And whenever a dish was empty, he himself  took them to the kitchen. And he also get ready by 5.30pm while our Makan Venture started 6.30pm. I reached there 5.40pm cause I don’t  know the way to Bavarian Bierhaus, that’s I went there early, trying not to be late mar~~~  

The itinerary and the food we are going to taste!

 The clean, simple cover of the menu.

My eyes nearly bulge out seeing the price of each dishes. Bit of expensive. Guess that I will only visit here during special occasion . =) I guess one of the reason for their pricy cusine is the pork, sausages and Serrano Ham are imported from German. And the chef, Masimo Zampar come from Italy.

He is one of the reason I decided to join Makan Venture, savour food from Italian Chef who cook German cuisine. I want to talk to him but I can’t blurt out a word of German Cuisine. Serrano Ham, Frankiskaner Wheat Beer…totally  jargon to me. Glad I get to join this, can learn a little about German Cuisine. =)

Wandering around Bavarian Bierhaus......

Mixed Cold Cut Platter RM88

We have our first dish with an appetizing cold cut platter. The one you see in this pic is different from the Menu, it is Chef Massimo specially prepared for us! Watching this make me feel like I am a carnivore. I am eating raw meat, man! I ate every different type except the salami(centre). Surprisingly, each of them taste awesomely good. Easy to chew, except the right bottom meat is a bit of tough, extra force to chew on it. Basically, each of them is slightly different with all taste pleasantly briny.

Caesar Salad RM22
Serrano Ham, gourmet food from Spain, topped with Manchego Cheese and the rest of them you can see here. Their season dressing really make a great plus point to this dishes. 

Bavarian Pork Salad RM24

Grilled pork escalope with refreshing healthy salad bowl of cherry tomatoes, wilted greens tossed with Bavarian mustard, warm haloumi, crisp bacon & olive oil.

Yes, it taste good as well. Perfect for appetizer of pork lover. Greens that come with it console the guilt of me as carnivore Xp.

Prawns Salad RM26
grilled prawns, tossed apple with green salad, bacon, cherry tomato, buffalo mozzarella, red spinach onion, and roasted pinenut oil. 

For me, it taste almost same with Bavarian Salad, except that it has switch Bacon to prawn and apple is added! Would prefer this more without prawn. (I don’t eat seafood)

Mix German sausages Platter RM82
grill farmer bratwurst, hungarian, thueringer chorizo, emmanthaler, neurberger, pork frankfurter, cocktail sausage, grilled bacon, potato salad , sauerkraut and  roasted garlic mayo, german curry ketchup, mustardh habanero mayo & horseradish sauces.

This is one of the most sought after dishes. Empty it within 8mins?Highly recommended this, Variety of sausages found in one! Only available in Germanic restaurant. A must order whenever you drop by.

Pork Ribs RM74

I was appetizing at the first glimpse.
 My impression toward this reduce to half when I learn that I have to eat this by holding it bare hand already(There is no hard rule you must eat with bare hand, you can use cutlery if you have enough skill the cut the rib). Anyway, it still taste nice, better than pork knuckle.
My advise is, Don’t order this while dating, girls. You  wouldn’t gobble like uncivilised man in front of your love,right?

Technical problem , don't know how it appear like this even after I revert it.
 Berlin Steak RM38
Grill pork steak with asparagus wrapped by bacon, season with dressing, and the yummylicious fries.
This is normal. I forgot to mention there is a spinach beneath the steak, the spinach and the dressing is fantastic.

Fresh Ravioli Pasta, Shredded Manchego Cheese on the top, small size serving, yet the cheese and the sauce will make you full. Perfect for small stomach eater =)

Crispy pork knuckle RM70

Here come the signature dish of Germanic Restaurant!!! Knuckle, bratwurst, and beer are quite common is German. Remember to pair it with gravy! Frankly speaking, not really fancy of it. The sauerkraut (sour cabbage) taste so sour that I can't bear to take anymore.Maybe we should pair it with beer or anything else~~~??

Dessert time as usual before we end the feast.

German Pan Cake RM18

This is the dish that literally make every girl screams there. They keep on praising how good is this. The pan cake is so fluffy and lovely~~~~<3 o:p="">

 Italian Tiramisu RM18

Highly recommended this for Tiramisu lover. Sorry that I forgot to snap the pic that unveil the bottom. The bottom is actually Tiramisu, not a classical tiramisu, pure bitter’s bitter. Don’t order this if you can’t stand the bitterness. It is much bitter than you imagine.

And the topping is the part that I love the most! Not-so- creamy mascarpone, Chef Massimo enhance it with some alcohol, the aromatic taste that you will keen on linger on lips one. Will definitely come with the Tiramisu lover to let him eat the bitter part, and I eat the mascarpone, Xp

Nice or not? So far the best I have taken on my first day of using my camera.

Strawberry Chocolate Mousse RM18

Normal, but dessert delight every girl =) The chocolate mousse is quite thick that Wendy played with the mousse.

See, a dual-tone lipstick is created, I tried too, but failed~~~

I really have a fun Makan Venture with the rest of bloggers. Nice to meet everyone, especially Wendy! Hope that I can get to meet her soon!Til then, enjoy reading! Bye!

Though the fact that I am quite fugly here, really dislike me in this photo, but I still insist to put on this photo to commemorate this is my first time joining Makan Venture =)

Recommended dishes:

1. Mixed cold cut platter
2. Pork salad
3. Prawn salad
4. Sausages platter
5. Berlin steak
6. Ravioli Pasta
7. German Pancake
8. Italian Tiramisu

Want to try
1 Franziskaner
2. Nacho
 for my next visit!