It was just another ordinary weekday, busy schedule kept lunch from my reach and by late afternoon I had worked out an extra-ordinary appetite.
I could’ve gone to my usual low-cost eatery for a quick meal but I decided to give myself a break and satisfy myself with an awesome meal, so I decided to try this restaurant that serves German cuisine that I spotted quite some months ago, called STADT. lexiegirl was with me today on this eating endeavor.
STADT is situated somewhere around Kepong’s Carrefour hypermarket. I’ve never been to STADT before, so I was really taking a huge risk (Seriously, which new eating place is not a risk? ) considering the food here isn’t what I could say cheap and I’m not sure what satisfaction I’m getting out of it.
Being totally unfamiliar with German delicacies, we took probably 15 minutes flipping back and forth the pages of the menu, observing the setting for the restaurant while we decide what would be best for us to order.
All walls were decorated with various art pieces and pictures, each contributing to what I believe is supposed to be a German feel. However since I’m not German, I have no idea whether it actually feels German thus I shall refrain from criticizing the setup. 😀
As to our order, I must say that hunger is a great decision maker so I decided to proceed with their specialty Pork Knuckle with Glazed Honey.
The pork knuckle was lovely dish, I savor the crispy and salty skin over the tough meat along with the aroma of roasted pork. The pork knuckle was served with mashed potatoes, smoked bacon and mustard pork sauce. I wish there were more smoked bacon as they tasted great but I do find that the mashed potatoes could use some improvement. The mustard pork sauce was definitely a valuable accompaniment to the roast pork gives an additional touch to the already engulfing flavor.
Not being an aficionado of pork knuckle myself, eating the pork knuckle would have been just like eating the usual “Siew Yoke” if not for the tasty brown sauce that came along with it. The combination of English herbs surely brought forth the western taste.
I wasn’t particularly attracted to the mashed potato and mustard pork sauce. The mashed potato was rather small in portion, slightly sticky and texture wise is moderately smooth while the mustard pork sauce tastes just like any other mustard, or at least it felt that way to me.
Just remember, don’t be fooled by the outlook of the knuckle. It looked big based on the size of the visible bone and I thought that the flesh would be sufficient for just one person but fact of the matter was that there was plenty of flesh that I felt full even by just eating 1/3 of it.
Mind you, the pork knuckle was huge but being our first time here, we didn’t know it was going to be this big in size, thus we ordered another German delicacy – the Bratwurst.
The German Bratwurst is basically grilled pork sausage, here at STADT it was served with mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and mustard. The dish was nicely presented, with green colored unidentified decoration that gives a minty taste.
I’ve tasted plenty of frankfurters and similarly shaped meat through my walk on earth but the German Bratwurst from STADT has a unique taste that I can’t pinpoint nor describe, it’s not something I would call stellar but it just felt better than what I ever had so far.
I have no idea what the “Sauerkraut” was but I didn’t like it, it tastes like pickle. 🙂 My thoughts on the mashed potato and mustard were as what I mentioned earlier about the one that came with the pork knuckle.
I personally think that the portion served is rather small as I chose 1 piece of sausage only. You do have the option to have more sausage quantity should you decide to order this dish. As for the presentation, I thought that the green substance adorning the plate doesn’t look attractive.
For the beverages, we ordered an Ice Blend called Chocolate Indulgence and strawberry flavored tea.
The Chocolate Indulgence was as sinful as it is, ice-blended with chocolate, topped with cream and chocolate as seen in the photo above. In fact, the ice was so well blended so fine that it felt more like a milkshake than an ice-blend.
As for the flavored tea, the fragrance of strawberry was dense and pleasant. Tasty even without the need to add sugar and whatever else.
And lastly – for our dessert, we had Apple Strudles. I was never a fan of apple strudles and in fact, I’ve never actually spent more than a minute on any pastry that is as or even similar to this.
The apple strudles were served with a moat of ice-cream and strawberry linings so it was “sweet, sweet and sweet” for the dessert while icing sugar is topped on the puffs and used as decoration along the outer fringes of the plate.
Upon cutting a small portion off the puff, the yellowish sauce-like apple is immediately visible, oozing out to the edge and calling for your attention.
Pouring the cream and strawberry from the gravy onto the cut section and voila.. it is ready to go into your mouth. Mmm ….YUMMY!! It was a lovely way to end our meal. I was later told that the beige cream like substance was vanilla ice-cream. No wonder it tasted so good as it went well with the crunchy puff and overall, the dish’s sweetness was just nice for me.
Our meal at STADT came to about RM 90 in total, with the pork knuckle taking up nearly 50% of the cost.
Would I come back to STADT? It’s a resounding YES. And until I come by other places that serve better pork knuckles, their claim holds true (at least to me la) about serving the best Pork Knuckles in town. 🙂
Yes, as you can see I had my photography gear with me!
So do you fancy a German experience? It’s far from being in Europe but if you’re in Klang Valley, make your way to Kepong and find this place.
Here’s how you contact them, even if you got lost finding your way there.
Address : No 2, Jalan Metro Perdana 8, Taman Usahawan Kepong, Kepong Utara, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Open from : 11:00am to 1:00am
Telephone : 03-6250 1016
Fax : 03-6250 1096