Oktoberfest eats and drinks

Paulaner is one of ’em popular beers for Oktoberfest, a 16-day festival that takes place in Germany’s Bavaria, specifically in Munich. However it actually ends in early October. Strange. Probably too damn cold to go on.

The party started in 1810, coz Prince Ludwig married someone. And they lived happily ever after, and thanks to them, there was a good dose of Paulaner beers at The Boathouse (03 7727-4426) in KL’s Taman Tun Dr Ismail, which was accompanied by German food items. None of which i could pronounce.

Except Paulaner.

Dats ma boy

You’re ma boy!

We began the food part cheesily. I dig cheese. Obatzda is a simple nibbler with ultra-creamy, custard-like cheese, with bits in it. Onion bits. Great with bread, or neat.

Cheese - to be made compulsory with every meal

Cheese – to be made compulsory with every meal

Then it was time for Griessnockerlsuppe mit Leberknodel (I’m serious). It’s soup with liver bits in it. It’s liver that dont taste like liver. Not being a liver fan, i wolfed in anyway coz it was done like meatballs. I dig meatballs. Yess. I dig meatballs.

And pizza. Pizaaaaaaa…


In fact, i dreamt bout pizza last night. A long, rectangular pizza. But it was slightly overdone.

U kidding me?

Haha. Like i said..


Lil Fishy had a toothpick accident

Lil Fishy had a toothpick accident

The Steckerlf… watever is a an interesting fish dish, coz it’s BBQed. I didnt think they had BBQs in Germany.

Great company to beer, this fish. Besides the smiling face, it’s got a slightly crispy skin and moist meat. Perfectly done. Compliments to Chef Law, and to the fish.

Since my stomach has shrunk significantly (affects solids, not liquids. Liquids sail right thru), i started to struggle when Rinderr…sumtin appeared. But whatever little i had was good. It’s beef roulade, meaning it’s rolled up like a .. hmm.. gotta think for this one.

Yea, like that sponge cake roll thing. Makes it tender and easy to enjoy. Minced n all.

Comes with green stuff

Comes with green stuff

Pancakes? Dessert?? Fuggedaboutit, was stuffed. But the prep looked kinda interesting, with flames and great smells of the cherry and alcohol toasting up.

The witch got busy

The witch got busy. And warm

Tried some. Rocked.

Unlike many other Bavarian breweries, that serve wheat beers, Paulaner serves a lager for Oktoberfest. A crisp, clean one.

Emptied my bladder just lookin at it

Makes i wanna empty my bladder just by lookin at it

Luuurv the Paulaner Dunkel. Could probably have a glass every morning with bacon. Perfect.


Dont stop ma man

Yea dont stop now ma man. (Or woman)

You can enjoy the same feast at The Boathouse (closed Sundays tho) during the month of October. The whole month. Coz we take our beer-drinking seriously.


Brain damage: 8/10


Oktoberfest launched

Guinness Anchor Bhd kicked-off the Oktoberfest celebs for 2011 last Thursday, at Souled Out, Jln Ampang.

Party starts

To add some spice, beer fans will be pleased – GAB has introed three new German beers for the season – Hopf Ice Wheat Beer, Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier, and 111 Zwickl. Mixologist Ben Ng brought us thru a tasting.

Balloonhead got thirsty

The Hopf (ABV 5.5%) uses ice-conditioned wheat where excess water from the wheat is extracted through freezing, giving more depth to the flavor and body. Gives the beer its distinctive crisp and clean taste that is mild and refreshing.

Welcome to Malaysia

The Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier (ABV 6%) is synonymous with the Oktoberfest in Munich, and is its official beer. Its gotta rich malty aroma, pleasant taste, and a reasonably full body.

The 111 (5%) is light-flavoured, with a hint of flower, and a mild yeasty flavor.

GAB’s recommended retail prices for outlets  for these beers are:

  • Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier (Draught, 500ml)        : 26
  • Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier (Draught, 330ml)        : 18
  • Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier (Bottle,500ml)             : 26
  • Hopf Ice Wheat Beer (Bottle, 330ml)                      : 18
  • 111 Zwickl Beer (Bottle, 330ml)                                 : 18

They can be scored at these outlets.

The new Souled Out, HSC tower

Some of the other games for Oktoberfest, besides drinking, is rolling the barrel, the chicken dance, and masskrugstemmen – basically holding up a stein (litre glass) up straight as long as u can.

More info on the Oktoberfest FB page here.

Steins. I like

One way to cheers in German is Eins, zwei, drei, g’suffa! (Pronounced aa-eens, zvai, dry, zuffa.) It means One, two, three, drink! Doesn’t get simpler than that.

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