Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ingolf Kneipe

In conjunction with the famous Oktoberfest festival celebrated by the Germans and Dutch, we went for a German dinner last week, in the one and only German restaurant (that I know of in Penang) located in Tanjung Bungah.
Oktoberfest is this famous beer-drinking festival...and guess what, the funny part was, neither of us drink beer or alcohol though:p
We just wanted to go for German food.

Ingolf Kneipe was the German restaurant which I am sure was no longer news to the local Penangites residing on the island. It was well known for their German dishes which have attracted not only local Malaysians but also tourists staying along the beach area.
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This was my third visit; since I came to Penang and I must say nothing changed:)
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We were almost prepared for disappointment when we were told that most of the tables were reserved:(
Anyway, we were lucky since we were early and the kind owner decided to let us have one of the tables where the guests were expected at 7.30p.m.

There has been multiple awards and clearly this restaurant has been around for some time.
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I ordered an Iced Lemon Tea to start with; RM2.90 if I was not mistaken
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The cutleries; I must say Germans use pretty BIG forks:p
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We waited for about 10-15 minutes for our food to arrive
German food, he ordered the famous German sausages but cooked in Curry style..
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Basically the curry was just normal Chilli sauce with pepper and curry powder sprinkled on it; nothing special.
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Being the fish lover,I ordered the grilled John Dory fillet with buttered vegetables and potato. (It was actually the only fish set they have on the menu, since all Germans are huge fans of poultry and meat)
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It was on the average only and I couldn't finish it anyway, it was such a HUGE portion!!

Anyway, this is a nice place to hangout with friends or if you want to take a shot at German cuisine.

6 comments:

  1. Aiya, I have yet to 'celebrate' Octoberfest. Forgotten pulak.

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  2. i hv not got a chance to visit this place... the last i went, they said lunch over, and about to close for a break....

    the food looks big portion...

    btw, i'v tagged you, ... pls check my blog.

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  3. Havent tried German food before. Sounds interesting. The sausage looks good! How's the pricing for this restaurant?

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  4. Hi tummythoz, hehehe....I remembered it since the beginning of Oct but was so busy that I kept putting it off:D

    Hey new kid, their portions are HUGE!!!
    Okie dookies, I check your blog daily:D

    Hey Sugarbean! The prices were about RM20 above for the items blogged; but still okay:)
    It's good if you like meat and sausages...not for me though...hehe:D

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  5. ich mochte die fische! i would like the fish :)

    I've never been there though. Have always wanted to try german cuisine after learning some food nouns in german classes.. lol~

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  6. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Their service is really bad especially the manager. So rude. I went with my colleagues for a farewell dinner and one came a bit late (we booked from 7.30 to 8.30). We he asked for menu, the manager rudely said ‘I need my table back at 8.30pm’

    I went there again last week for my birthday. My friend booked for 8 people and 11 people turned up. The table is quite small even for 8 so we asked whether we can have a table top. The manager acted busy and only answered us after a few minutes. At first he said not enough waiter to carry out the table top and we said we can carry cause got a few guys in our group but later he said too many customers. He didn’t want to disturb other customers. That’s really a lousy reason. We were so pissed off and went to the restaurant beside instead (bulgarian restaurant). The lady boss is really nice. Cause it was last minute and so many of us, she still manage to get us a big table.

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