Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hagen Bake & Brew

Bake bread, brew beer: that sums up this cafe's philosophy, though we were equally intrigued by the Japanese skewers that accompanied our booze.

Pork bacon wrapped around asparagus. As all-out addictive as food can possibly get. Since more than 90 percent of Mont Kiara's eateries are pork-free, this place is a welcome entry to the neighborhood.

Teriyaki pork. The next best thing to Malaccan pork satay.

Lady's fingers. Respectably healthy, but basically bland.

Here comes the bread: Broetchen _ savory German rolls, baked in-house _ with roasted onions in front & poppy seeds in the background. Fresh-tasting, with a pleasantly chewy bite.

Two types of tarts: hazelnut & almond. Alas, too hard and dried-out to recommend.

Crack open the beer: Hopf Ice Wheat, crisp and easy to drink.

111 Zwickl, sparkling and flavorsome. OK, so Hagen doesn't exactly brew its own beer, but we won't hold it against them.

For the teetotaler: hot chocolate, the ideal nightcap.

The outlet opens bright and early in the morning, so be prudent (unlike us) and head here before the sun sets, in order to secure a fuller selection of bread.

Alfresco and air-conditioned dining are both available.

EDIT: Have been informed that the "brew" in Hagen refers to the coffee, not the beer. Oops!

Hagen Bake & Brew,
Mont Kiara Shoplex, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6201-1628
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  1. Ohhh! BREADS!! ;P

    Seems that now outlets are going porky huh? It's like an "acceptable" norm now, different frm few years back (or even last year) where most outlets scramble to hv the "halal" sign. Now, the porkier the better!

  2. Tng: oh yeah, supposed to German-style bread, though I can't vouch for that :D I guess Hagen will lose out on business from Muslim customers, but it seems to be doing OK so far. I guess it's just nice to have a healthy balance of halal and porky eateries, heheh =)

  3. Ish the hot chocolate looks rich. is it nice?

  4. Nothing beats Malaccan pork satay, fer sure. But this will do just fine for now. Pork, beer and bread. Sweet joy... :)

  5. michelle: eeps, actually my friend drank the hot chocolate; i didn't touch it! heheh :D
    lfb: and it's german beer too, i think! hopf sounds like a bavarian beer brand, rite =) wonder whether malaccan pork satay still exists and is as good as ever though. the one that used to be on jalan bunga raya :D

  6. Pork bacon wrapped around asparagus for me please! However, pork bacon wrapped around enoki mushrooms work better me thinks! :)

  7. iamthewitch: heheh, i guess it depends on whether you prefer veggies or mushrooms! i'm not really a fan of most mushrooms, so i'll stick to the asparagus and pass you the mushrooms :D

  8. Hopf's a Weißbier, right? Then it's probably Bavarian. :)

  9. lfb: eeee, i don't even know how to pronounce that. my pronunciation is rather bad (i only recently learned that the 's' at the end of 'seychelles' is silent) :D

  10. The "ß" or es-zed, is pronounced like a double-s or "ss". So a sharp, punctuated "s" at the end of a "why", and you have the first half right. The second half is pronounced the same as "beer", a beverage I am certain you are familiar with... ;)

  11. lfb: yikes, so complicated! i'm gonna misspell or mispronounce it for sure! oh, the pesky german language. tsk tsk :P

  12. bread and beer? might just wanna try this one day

  13. Babe_KL: heh, I gotta admit, I still haven't gained any real appreciation for beer. I'll choose wine and cocktails over beer whenever possible =)

  14. Nvm. I'll teach you how to pronounce these words over our next meal. :)

  15. lfb: and i'll teach you how to, ermmm, sing 'defying gravity' in the most melodramatic fashion :D

  16. lfb: oops, and i forgot to do that! nvm, next round then :D

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