"That wurst was DA BESTt!", chimed one of my office colleagues this afternon. Another colleague nodded his agreement. I'd normally not pay much heed to the guys, except that in this case, both of them were German expats in KL, and they were talking about the Thueringer sausage served at House Frankfurt, that German place which I'd passed dozens of times on my way home after drinks or a meal at one of the many eating/drinking spots at Bangsar's Jalan Telawi area.
So, there I was this evening - at KL's self-proclaimed "Oldest German Restaurant in Town" - for dinner. Walked past a group of Germans having their beers at the bar counter on the way in. Promising.
What I had:
- Gulaschsuppe - a wee bit disappointing: the soup was too sour, and lacked the earthy-beefy paprika and meat flavors which can only be obtained from long-simmering the soup-stew. The version I was served seemed watery, not thickened by the potatoes therein;
- The said Thueringer bratwurst with sauerkraut & creamy mash: which was what I came for. I ordered the pork version, and what I had was - oh, wow, now *that* was a revelation. I can think of many words to describe House Frankfurt's Thueringer sausage - but in one short sentence - it was abso-bloody-lutely magnificent!! The texture - roughly-chopped pork, not minced, mind you - was unique in KL. Its flavor was gorgeous, super-delicious! The accompanying saurkraut and the potato puree were perfect - in themselves, and as accompaniments to the sausages. I was hooked.
The restaurant's a cosy, smart place, with lots of framed black-and-white photographs of old German movies, actors/actresses on the wall. I'm definitely coming back again soon!
12 Jalan Telawi 5
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2284 1624