Mom's birthday was celebrated at Paulaner Bräuhaus, located in the upper upscale East Mall, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town. It's also a part of Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta.
A sophisticated Bavarian ambiance and dominated with wooden furniture.
Paulaner Bräuhaus used to have microbrewery but at this moment, they are not brewing nor serving until further notice. I heard that actually the Paulaner beers, either the light or dark tasted very good because the beers are tapped fresh and with lots of fizz.
Paulaner platter - Rp. 250.000Smoked pork chop (Kassler), 1 Thüringer sausage (Thüringer Wurst), Meatloaf (Leberkäse), 2 Vienna Sausages (Wiener Würstchen), 2 Nuremberger sausages (Nürnberger Wurst) and crispy pork knuckle (Schweinshaxe) served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes (Kartoffelpüree).
It's definitely more than enough for two persons. The smoked pork chop was tender, the sausages were meaty and totally addictive, the meatloaf was flavorful, the pork knuckle was really succulent with wonderful crispy skin, the sauerkraut was perfect, not too sour nor too bland, and the mashed potatoes, it's delectable! The best mashed potatoes I've ever eaten in Jakarta. It's creamy, fluffy, and so smooth that gave me a comforting feeling :)
Crispy pork knuckle (Schweinshaxe)
For dessert, mom and I chose:
Home-made warm Apple Strudel with vanilla sauce - Rp. 50.000
Hausgemachter Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesosse
The apple strudel didn't meet the expectation especially when you already used to eat the original apple strudel in Germany where it doesn't taste with an excess of sweetness and the grated apple still has a nice fresh sour flavor. The Paulaner's apple strudel was actually pretty aromatic from the cinnamon and the pastry was light yet firm but again, the filling was cloying and got overwhelmed raisins inside it. When the waitress came and asked how's the food, my mom and I told her that we were quite disappointed with the apple strudel. Later on, I found out that the chef for the pastry and bakery here is from Australia. Oh... No wonder...
All prices are subject to 10% service charge and 10% government tax
1 USD = Rp. 9.100
Paulaner Bräuhaus Jakarta
Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 1
Central JakartaTel: 2358 3871
Monday-Thursay: 11.30am - 0.30am
Friday/Saturday: 11.30am - 01.30am
Sunday: 11.30am - 0.30am