Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Pork Knuckle at Weissbrau, Straits Quay Marina Mall, Penang, Malaysia


German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, Penang
Pork Knuckle
German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, Penang
Seamen's Mussels
German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, Penang
Classic Caesar Salad
German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, Penang
Caesar Salad with Curried Chicken
German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, Penang
Roesti with Salmon and Sour Cream Rolls
German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, Penang
Tomato Soup with Luegan Bread
German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, PenangWeissbrau, German Bistro & Bar, Penang
Schneider Weisse Blonde and Kristal

German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, PenangFor someone who usually eats every two hours, a four and a half hour car ride (from KL to Penang) is a long time to go without food. Turning into five and a half hours because of a tremendous jam is even worse. But worth the tummy grumbles and “I haven’t eaten don’t talk to me” bad humour, was our check in to Penang with Weissbrau’s phenomenal pork knuckle. The cause of many saliva soaked pillows, the crispy skin and juicy flesh of Weissbrau’s pork knuckle has been the protagonist of many a wet dream. There's nothing more rewarding after a long hot drive than a chunk of pork and a cold cold beer - Schneider Weisse, only available at Weissbrau's Penang, Kristal for the hot afternoon and Blonde for the evening. 

German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, PenangFor those wanting something less so un-halal, the Tomato Soup with Luegan Bread, Seamen’s Mussels and Roesti with Salmon and Sour Cream Rolls are excellent choices. I continue to be a fan of their Caesar Salad for the crisp greens seemingly plucked right before serving. It's so fresh, I imagine hydroponic tubes lining the kitchen walls where lettuce is ready for harvesting. Wayne, the owner tells me though, that most of their produce is sourced from the Cameron Highlands. They don’t keep anything for more than a day, use no MSG and avoid all artificial colours and flavourings. The concept of healthy home cooking drives the style of the food so I guess this all has a part to play in the freshness of the cuisine. The quality of the food is such that Weissbrau is a place where you could happily eat with the family daily. For a more detailed description on some of the dishes visit this previous Weissbrau post: 7 April, 2012
German Restaurant, Weissbrau, Straits Quay, Penang
Weissbrau has a neighbourhood bistro feel. You see families, friends, young and old from all races casually admiring the marina views and enjoying simple food cooked well. The large open indoor and outdoor spaces and smiley staff create a relaxed atmosphere where all can feel at home. 

Reason to visit:  pork knuckle, cold beer, familiar friendly space

Open 7 days, noon until closing
Weissbrau German Bar & Bistro
Ground Floor, 3C-G-1
Straits Quay Marina Mall
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Tanjung Tokong
10470 Penang
Malaysia
+6 04 8901 808
www.weissbrau.com.my

6 comments:

  1. The pork knuckle is great...
    I had one last weekend... Yummy..

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    1. Ah ha... a fellow pork knuckle lover. :-)

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  2. wow the german pork knuckle looks different from those in KL :)

    Latest: A Trip to Hunan

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    1. You might even say it's worth a trip to Penang :-)

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  3. omg! is that the knuckle of a pig, or is it actually the knuckle of a brontosaurus?!? it looks dinosaur-sized, heheh! :D

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