Friday, August 5, 2011

Hong Kong: Berliner

We are pretty excited about those two eateries coming within walking distance of our flat; first is Simply Life , which will guarantee Eggs Benedict proximity for our Sundays. The second is Berliner. Both are in the podium of the brand new Sino built Hermitage development. I have to admit that I was quite surprised that a restaurant offering German food would open its doors in what is mostly a 99.9% Chinese community. I would have thought that sauerkraut is an acquired taste. But, whatever the reason, I'm happy with it.

So, we went to check it out and were happy with the food (although the sauerkraut was just OK, but we've been spoiled in getting some of the best sauerkraut there is cooked by my Alsace-Lorraine born father)
Now, service was not all that great, except for the token Gweilo waiter (manager?) who was awesome. Berliner just opened so we'll let them work out the kinks.

Here's the rundown:

There isn't much in terms of vegetables on the menu and I was a little apprehensive about the asparagus but they turned-out very good; they were big but tasty and cooked nicely.

Pig's knuckles. That thing can feed 3 but, there were two of us... and more dishes... Quite tender. Just too much food!

Sausage platter with potatoes and sauerkraut. Good sausages.

True to form apple strudel. Quite decent. Nice presentation too.

Way too much food for 2, HKD $477

G18 G/F Olympian City 3
1 Hoi Wang Road,
Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong

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