Last Updated: June 23, 2017
If Paulaner Bräuhaus sounds familiar to you, then that’s because they have been operating at Millenia Walk for more than two decades now. Having recently been revamped, the German establishment now spans three stories, with an in-house microbrewery nestled within the bar and restaurant itself.
Paired with authentic Bavarian fare, the craft beers produced by the resident brewmaster are made from the finest hops and malts, which in turn, makes for some of the freshest alcoholic beverages you’ll find in Singapore.
The moment you step into Paulaner, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a whole other dimension. While the decor of the interior is highly reminiscent of a typical restaurant you’d find in Germany, this one just has a certain whimsical feel to it that gives it a charm of it’s own.
If anything, the ambience certainly adds to the whole experience of enjoying some Bavarian delights and of course, German beer that is fresh from the tap.
For starters, we had the Obatzda with Pretzel ($16.90), featuring a blend of cream cheese and Camembert, together with fresh butter and some fragrant herbs. Baked fresh, each pretzel is served warm and paired extremely well with the Obatzda dip.
Next, we tried the Paulaner Trio Fish ($15.90), which was accompanied by a few slices of bread. The trio includes Smoked Salmon In Cream Cheese, Herring Salad and Red Radish with Smoked Trout — all great appetisers to begin the meal with.
As soon as we were done with the bites, we were served the Pork Knuckle ($31.90) that is, quite evidently, one of the highlights of the menu. The whole roasted pork knuckle had a nice crackling of the skin that was apparent the moment we sunk our teeth into the tender pork belly.
Together with the house-made Sauerkraut and Bavarian bread dumpling, there were a good amount of variation in textures, as we alternated between the crisp cuts of pork and the softer alternatives on the platter.
Another signature we had was the Pork Schnitzel ($25.90) that came with breaded pork escalope and a side of fries. The pork was well-prepared and boasted a golden brown skin, courtesy of the breadcrumbs it was fried with.
Drizzle the lemon wedges over and dip the meat in tomato sauce and you’ll be in for a treat!
Following that, we sampled the Currywurst “Hot Paula” ($12.90), a smoked pork sausage that is doused in curry powder and curried-tomato chilli sauce, and grilled till it is slightly charred on the side.
You’ll see the juices oozing out as soon as you cut into this, and that’s how you know it’s been handled perfectly.
For dessert, the Apple Beignets ($14.90) will certainly do the trick! Served with a side of ice cream and vanilla sauce, these apple rings are coated with sweet pastry and sprinkled over with a good amount of sugar and cinnamon.
And, if that’s not enough to quell your dessert cravings, you can also opt for the Kaiserschmarrn ($14.90), a classic German dessert that is enjoyed widely among the locals.
Added with a dash of sugar and blueberries on top, the thick pancake chunks were fluffy and so addictive that you can’t just stop at one. What’s more, the sides of vanilla ice cream, apple and red berry compote also adds a whole other dimension to this traditional dessert.
Of course, we couldn’t leave without first having the Paulaner Brauhaus Lager ($13.30). If you love your beer, you’d be pleased to know that the bright golden beer served from the tap is of top notch quality. In fact, it boasts a pleasantly malty and full-bodied flavour, that is light and refreshing to boot.
Fans of Bavarian cuisine will take absolute delight in having a meal at Paulaner Brauhaus, as you’ll be wowed by the German staples served here, as well as, the fresh beers that are brewed on site.
There’s truly nothing better than washing down some good food with a few pints of Lager beer.
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