Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bavarian Wirtshaus @ Ara Damansara


This German-owned eatery on a far-flung street is one of Ara Damansara's few outlets for crispy pork knuckles, but its more unusual specialties were what lured us here.


Getting a raw deal: mett, the notorious recipe of minced uncooked pork & chopped onions seasoned with salt & pepper. Soft & squishy, with a delicate flavor.


After a few bites, we started feeling squeamish about health risks, so we sent the mett back to the kitchen & asked them to cook it. The result: pork burger patties!


We were less wary about the raw beef in this steak tartare. Supremely luscious, providing a pleasurable chew with the texture of tendons.


White asparagus with ham, Hollandaise sauce & boiled potatoes. Multiple components combine forces for culinary synergy: Wrap the succulent ham around an asparagus spear, immerse it in the sauce, then munch it with the achingly soft potatoes. Magic.


Roast goose with red cabbage. A handsome hunk of meat; the flesh could be more tender, but we recommend this for the deliciously savory skin.


Morande Reserva Pinot Noir.


Mancura Chardonnay.


Bavarian Wirtshaus,
13H, Block H, Jalan PJU 1A/3, Ara Damansara.
Tel: 03-7842-7088
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30 comments:

  1. Ooo...achingly soft potatoes...me likey! =)

    And hooray for flavourful roast goose skin :)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, the potatoes are pretty amazing here. perfect texture, i'd say =) and ya, this might have been the only time i've seen goose on the menu at a german eatery in malaysia, and it was not bad at all :D

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  2. Uncooked pork is wee bit too icky for me. But heck, I'd probably not eat beef tartare too. Guess it's an acquire taste for them both, eh...

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    1. Chong: oh yeah, though beef tartare is pretty safe, but ya, it might not be to everyone's liking (just like how some folks also steer clear of sashimi and sushi) =)

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  3. hehe I would head back into the kitchen to check their refrigeration methods first! :P I've seen way too many places that don't keep their meat chilled properly! hehehhe but the pork patties looks good too! :D

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    1. Vien: ooo, good point. yeah, i remember watching an episode of House where the mystery ailment was traced back to someone having eaten contaminated/improperly prepared pork! and that memory has stuck with me ever since! :D

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  4. OMG raw pork?? I would never have imagined myself eating that, and I probably never will. Haha.. good call for asking them to cook it!! The pork patties certainly looked more promising :P

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, yeah, this was probably my first and last time trying uncooked pork. in the end, you're right, the pork patties tasted more reassuringly satisfying! :D

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  5. I'd be squeamish eating raw pork too! I wonder if that's a popular dish for them? I'm surprised you tried so few items here, hehe! Not your usual quota la :-P

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    1. Pureglutton: ooh, that's another good point. i wonder how long their pork is stored if few customers order it :D heheh, yeah, maybe i should have tried the pork knuckle here too. i've been having some chinese-style braised knuckles this year, but very few crispy german-style ones! =)

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  6. How good to find a real, unpretentious, German restaurant! I might have to head to that one...

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: this is a rather odd neighborhood for a german restaurant, but so far, it seems to be doing OK. forgot the exact prices, but the cost for the food is reasonable too :D

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  7. Uncooked pork? Hmm I think I will send it back and ask them to coook too. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, i don't think we will get sick from the uncooked pork immediately, but maybe we'll get a parasitical or bacterial infection that'll cause us problems later one :D

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  8. I don't think I can stomach uncooked pork either. To be honest, the smell of uncooked pork makes me sick. Lol

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: oh ya, the restaurant assured us that they've never had any customer complaints about the uncooked pork before, but i guess even though i did believe them, it's still better to be safe than sorry in this case, heh :D

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  9. White asparagus! I love those.

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    1. Footfringe: albino asparagus! But yeah, they do taste juicier than the green variety, rite :D

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  10. Any X'mas dinner restaurant recommend?? Thx you =]

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    1. Xiao Jie: maybe Acme at The Troika in KL or Bistro a Table at Section 17 or F By Buffalo Kitchen at Telawi or Madisons at Jalan Bangkung in Bangsar =)

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    2. Thank you same as you =]
      Ohya..one more thing that want to ask is that Do u know any restaurants that have nice view too?

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    3. Xiao Jie: thirty8 at grand Hyatt hotel and marini's at Petronas tower 3 have views of kl skyline

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  11. raw pork.. no way that I am going to eat that...

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    1. Simple person: yeah, not advisable. Though in Germany, this dish does seem to be safe for consumption =)

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  12. I wonder where does the pork used for the uncooked minced pork come from. I am still a little cautious with uncooked pork.

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    1. Missyblurkit: that's a very reasonable question, and a very reasonable precaution to take. i probably should have asked them further. but yeah, at this point, i'm glad we got the pork cooked after all :D

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  13. Raw beef, fish and lamb I could do (and love), but I'd stop at pork and chicken (chicken sashimi apparently a fad in Japan now what with salmonella free chickens). I've always thought pork has a lot of bacteria!

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    1. Kelly: ya, on one hand, chicken sashimi sounds like risky business, but i guess if it's prepared under strict guidelines, i'd consider it (after all, we do eat raw-ish eggs sometimes, heh, though i know there are different issues involved with meat and eggs). pork, hmmmm, i think i'd do it in germany, but not in kl =)

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  14. i guess those are all german cuisine? The only german thing i know are probably beer and bratwurst.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, hearty and meaty fare seems to be the dominant theme in german cuisine :D

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