Friday, September 14, 2012

The Bierhaus, Johor Bahru

In recent years, there are more and more variety of culinaries mushrooming in Johor Bahru and the German cuisine is among those in the bandwagon.

Well, to celebrate me turning sweet "16" last week, me and a few of my friends from back in uni decided to meet up and go German for dinner sometime last week. And like the Mediterranean restaurant, there aren't many German restaurant in Johor Bahru. The Bierhaus is probably one of the more well-known one around town. The first Bierhaus opened their doors to all German pork and beer fans at Daiman Bowl in Taman Johor Jaya a few years back followed by their second branch at Taman Sentosa (the one we went last week). I had been to both outlets and I personally like the Taman Sentosa branch better simply because it is more spacious and closer to my home.

Being a German restaurant, of course aside from the variety of beer, you can expect lots of pork on their menu too. From the signature-must-try pork knuckle to pork sausages to pork pepperoni pizza and pork lasagna, German pork fans will surely be swarm by porky happiness.

The signature pork knuckle that is a must try. Crispy and tender, it is huge enough for 5-6 adults to share
The other signature dish, the six variety of German pork sausages. This, imho is not as good as the pork knuckle though. In fact, I find some of the pork sausage too salty and some too bland
Pork pepperoni pizza. A definite refreshing twist to our usual pizza but aside from the fact that it's pork pepperoni, I find the pizza pretty average
Pork chop - Pretty good especially when eaten with the sauce
Lamb shank - I'm never a fan of the lamb but I did tried a small bite of it and the mutton taste is definitely strong
Minced pork spaghetti- this too is just pretty much average
Pork lasagna- I find their lasagna pretty disappointing actually as firstly it took really a long time to come (but that's understandable as it takes time to bake). Secondly, the lasagna itself is kinda whimsy thin and the sauce doesn't complement the pork and lasagna well
The awesome friends. Thank you guys :)

Overall, I rate the Bierhaus a 6.5/10. It's definitely a nice place to chill and unwind with friends over some good pork knuckle, beer (for all beer fans) and light background music after a long day. But seriously, aside from their pork knuckle, there's really nothing much to shout about the other dishes. While they don't taste bad, they are not superbly delicious either, perhaps just justifiable to satisfy the cravings for all JBrians German food fan. Nonetheless, a few of my friends actually think that their pork sausages are good too. So I guess I'll leave you to judge for yourself as one man meat is another man poison, no? :)

The Bierhaus,
299-299A, Jalan Sutera,
Taman Sentosa,
80150 Johor Bahru,
Tel : 07- 333 3723

PS : This is not an advertorial or paid review. All opinions are based on yours truly POV only, hence yours truly is not responsible for any discrimination in taste or opinion. :)

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