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Roasted Whole Pork Knuckle ($31.90++) With everything ranging from writing to reading to exercising to even perhaps the mighty act of waking up becoming a chore as of late, there is no doubt that even the narcissistic demi-god of unparalleled genius in the art of food reviews (@thintbites) requires a kick to bring his dismantled soul together as one again. The aforementioned kick can be labelled simply as food, or rather the prospect of novelty in the food culture of this island. Enter Paulaner Bräuhaus, a namesake restaurant boasting a spacious interior that was indeed reminiscent of a grand tavern in the heart of the land of automobiles. - Hailing as Singapore’s only German microbrewery and restaurant, Paulaner Bräuhaus was a first for me. Indeed, the Bavarian hospitality that was promised came through in their food and atmosphere. The table started with some finger food of sorts through their Paulaner Trio “Light” ($13.90++), with lightly pungent sticks of Emmental cheese, a Bavarian cheese spread (“Obazda”) and another herbaceous cream cheese spread. - It is worth noting that their mains are substantial, and I mean REALLY filling. As such, our group simply ordered two main dishes which I’m proud to say sated our hunger rather well. Their Roasted Whole Pork Knuckle ($31.90++) was a chunk of pure carnivorous desire with a crackling exterior and tender pull-apart meat that turned every forkful into pure greasy bliss. We also went for their Original Veal Schnitzel ($29.90++), a thin veal escalope served with sautéed baby potatoes and a wonderfully complimentary cranberry dip that proved well for the entire meal. - If you’re looking for a place with hearty, rich and bold German cuisine in the concrete jungle surrounding the Fountain of Wealth, look no further than Paulaner Bräuhaus. On a totally different note, this picture further exemplifies the point that Samsung cameras are arguably better at taking pictures of food than Apple.
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Tropical Wheat Tropical Wheat (S$8.80 per bottle) to counter that tropical heat. This limited edition beer was recommended by the waitress before the beer would be available on tap from 9 May 2019 onwards, at S$16.80 a pint. The taste profile of the beer was hoppy and citric, with quite a low bitterness and carried some sweetness. It reached a point where I almost thought I was downing a liquified version of a chicken chipolata, or maybe I was just too hungry. But the good news was that given its lightness, I thought it was very easy to drink, with or without food on the table. But I guess the perfect pairing would be with their seasonal white asparagus which would be rolled out any time now.
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Roasted Whole Pork Knuckle A main course like this Roasted Whole Pork Knuckle (S$31.90) would be seemingly too large a portion for dinner, but it was worth every cent of it if you were a roasted pork knuckle person like me. The chef would be more than happy to help you debone the roast for easier consumption, but despite having quite a fine balance of crispiness and tenderness, be prepared to send your jaws for an extensive exercise if you would choose this. But the goodness did not stop at the meat. Along with the dish also came a generous portion of Sauerkraut, and that really helped to cleanse away the greasiness a fair bit while at the same time also tasted great (one of the best Sauerkrauts I had taken so far). The “ball” that accompanied the dish was a Bavarian bread dumpling, which was also delicious because of its buttery richness, but I came to realisation in the middle of the meal that if I were to empty the plate all by myself, I would probably have a digestion problem. So the best way to enjoy this meal without fearing of overeating, would probably be to share it with two or more people, so that the other dining buddies would order something “lighter” for everyone to potluck: a food strategy best executed with Burpple Beyond in hand. #BurppleBeyond
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