Verdict All the fun of Oktoberfest in TST
If you’ve been walking in Hong Kong today then you’ve probably passed a King Ludwig. There are five KL Beerhalls in the city – but the brotherhood has been joined by its ‘hipper, younger’ cousin on top of the Miramar Shopping Centre in TST. King Parrot Group’s latest venture, Prost, ‘partially opened’ its doors in February but has just ‘fully opened’ now its rooftop garden has been completed.
And what a rooftop beer garden. This undercover alfresco drinking area is like a mini-Oktoberfest den, and comes with a German ‘beer bike’ and a food truck in a 3,000sq ft space that, indoors, sports an open concept dining room. On the menu are the trademark German dishes and beers.
Nestled in the beer garden, we taste a half-litre glass of Arcobräu Schloss Dunkel ($66), a lager-style almost cola-brown beer. Notes of caramel shine alongside the heavy malts. It goes gorgeously with the pulled pork brioche with salted chips ($95), straight from the food truck that once operated in Canada. Then we have a preview of a beer that’s not on sale yet – a bottle of Arcobräu Mooser Liesl ($68 from mid-June), which boasts a clear golden colour and is equally malty. The Nuremberg sausage and sauerkraut platter ($145) and the ‘dennete’ pizza with Black Forest ham ($165) pair well.
Live music hits the stage indoors as we try out Hong Kong’s only authentic German ‘beer bike’. This contraption serves ale as you sit with up to 17 others, pedalling (but not making it move). You should try it. In fact, with our own Biergarten Nacht (see p12) at the venue on June 16, we’ll meet you for a pretend lap around the block. Prost!