August 16, 2007 | Bandung, Indian Cuisine, Western Cuisine
On a recommendation of a friend, we visited this place for dinner. At first I’m not really sure about this restaurant, because from outside it said : “Gambrinus : German Pub/Restaurant and Indian Curry Kitchen”. I don’t understand how can they sell German cuisine along with indian cuisine. But since we’re already there, we enter the place. The front section of the place is the bar with billiard table, we continue to walk through the door to inside room. the room surely was a dining room but it was empty, then we thought maybe the indian restaurant was on the second floor, so we headed upstair and found a deserted room. Confused we going downstairs again, and then we saw a waiter and asked him, we were escorted to the back side of the house where there were several wooden table. then he gave us a menu full with a long list of German cuisine & Indian cuisine.
Since we’re not very hungry, we’re not ordering their house specialty Schweinshaxe (a dish germany is famous for at least 1000gr pork knuckle marinated slow cook and prepared in frankfurt style or grilled with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes with matching mustard). While SC ordered Broccoli & chicken cream soup (puree of broccoli improved with double cream and herbs garnish with chicken) 22.5K, spagetti with fetta cheese on top (with prawn, anchovy, black olive and tomato) 39.5K , I was more into the Indian dishes, so I choose : Egg Biryani (hard boiled egg folded with red Indian curry and basmati rice with traditional indian herbs and spice) 28.5K. For dessert I want an indian dessert : Kaser Kulfi (creamy and smooth textured Indian ice cream made with fresh milk) but they we run out of stock, so we picked apple strudel. In my oppinion the pasta & biryani was ok, although not really special, I was started to think maybe we should order the Schweinshaxe (we saw on the table next to us ordering that, the portion was so big). The apple strudel was a disaster, it taken so long for them to prepared it and when it came it still cold and tasted horrible. I’m definitely sure that this come straight from the frozen food section. 🙁
German Pub/Restaurant and Indian Curry Kitchen
Jl. Prof. Drg. Surya Sumantri No. 59
Ph. +62(22) 201-2704, 2002867
Fx. +62(22) 200-2866