Hi again guys ! Are you looking to have a meaty feast ? Or maybe just a good conversation over some ice-cold beer ? Look no more ! Paulaner Brauhaus is the perfect venue for some German centrally located in Jakarta.
I wanted to have a meet up with a friend from Melbourne, and with Jakarta’s amazing food scene, we were torn with where to go. We decided to meet at Grand Indonesia and ended up here over at Paulaner’s !
What could be more German than Pretzels, right ? Oh wait ! Pretzels and beer ! I was craving for some original German pretzels, last I had a decent one was over a year ago in Sydney. The pretzel was served cold (room temperature-ish) and was super salty, a bit too salty for me. But it was okay with a spread of butter. It smelled really nice as well, it’s definitely not the best but was pleasant overall.
We knew we had to order their Crispy Pork Knuckle, so we did. We even ordered a whole one to share. It was really big, and the skin was crispy on most parts, chewy on some, but all-around fatty ! LOL. It really is a sinful dish. This could feed 2-3 people comfortably. We did order some sausages that I did not snap pics of. Pardon my hungry self that had no self control whatsoever at the time !
To comment on the sausages, they were really good. And I love the complimentary mustard on the table, it goes really well with all the meat (sausages and pork knuckle).
Since it was happy hour (5pm – 7pm) when I came, they had a buy 2 get 1 free promo. We ordered flavored beers at 300 ml. Their beers were really sweet and not bitter at all. Since I’m not a fan of alcohol or hard liquor, I personally prefer beer this way, so for me it was reallllyyyy good ! Went well with my salty pretzel too !
This was not my first visit to Paulaner, and I have ordered a few different dishes. I feel that compared to the huge Pork Knuckle, their Paulaner Platter (includes a small cut of cripsy pork knuckle) is more worthit as it has a variety of meat choices ! But of course, that comes back to preference.
NaomiPunya tips :
- Do come to have some meat and beer !
- I would opt out for their Paulaner Platter when I come to visit again