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Jul 10, 2012 07:56 AM

Kuala Lumpur - *That* sausage from House Frankfurt

"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!

Address details
House Frankfurt
12 Jalan Telawi 5
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2284 1624

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  1. Interesting! Is it proper Thüringer Rostbratwurst or a related one?

    I see the sausage plate is meant for Männer only. ;-D (That "Y"...)

    [See this to tickle your fancy - perhaps on your next trip to Germany?]

    5 Replies
    1. re: huiray

      The sausages did taste authentic, but also seemed tastier here. In fact, I was wondering if they added any "local" condiments.

      1. re: klyeoh

        I am just amazed you can get a Thüringer Rostbratwurst (- type) in KL. The world is small.
        The "real deal" must contain Marjoram and they are normally double in size and eaten on a nice roll. But this looks really good!
        Obviously this is the best Bratwurst in the world. But then being a Thüringer might just make me a tad prejudiced....:-)

        1. re: RUK

          The size of the bratwurst seemed to have been "Asian-ized" here :-)

        2. re: klyeoh

          So tell me, klyeoh, how do you reckon a pork-free version would taste...? :D

          1. re: Julian Teoh

            LOL! Julian - I chose this restaurant *precisely* because it serves pork!!

            Yep, a rarity indeed in KL but not so much in Penang or Ipoh, where the Chinese are the majority, and cuisine which contained pork is freely available. In fact, I'm constantly amazed by "how well" Chinese-Malaysians have adjusted to the restrictions on their diet here in KL - Shah Alam, Cyberjaya & Putrajaya have banned all pork from their city limits, and we Chinese folks have to drive out to look for Chinese food!