BURSTING WITH BEER

Open since 1995 in the centre of HCMC, Hoa Vien Saigon Brauhaus is known as the place to experience Czech beer and cuisine and is also famous for its traditional brewery operations making Pilsen beer in-house, where guests can pour their own glasses from taps connected directly to kegs in the cellar

By VAN NGOC on August 11,2017 09:52 AM

BURSTING WITH BEER

The restaurant boasts a large space with a garden, a large area with the brewery, and private VIP rooms. The building is decorated mainly in wood and copper resembling Bohemian restaurants in the 20th century. The night we were there it was packed and the atmosphere was like a big party in a cellar.

We sat at a table at the front of the brewery with two big copper kegs. My friends ordered two glasses of golden draught beer, which is brewed to the highest standards from the finest Bohemian barley and Saar hops, while I tried a bottle of Pilsner Urquell imported directly from the Czech Republic. We heard the story of how the Czech Republic is known as ‘the land of beer’, where the drink is also considered ‘liquid’ bread. Its renowned Pilsner Urquell beer was first produced in the legendary Pilsen region, at a brewery licensed to produce beer in 1295 during the reign of King Wenceslas II. Pilsen remains famous to this day around the world for the art of brewing beer. Accompanied by strict requirements, there are technological regulations for the traditional Pilsen brewing process, which are met by experienced experts from the Czech Republic working at Hoa Vien every day. We were excited to be there and enjoy traditional, tasty beer.

While choosing a beer was easy, deciding on what to eat was anything but, as there are more than a hundred dishes on the menu, mostly grilled dishes like pork, beef, goat, poultry, lamb and seafood. The menu also offers Czech delicacies like Czech-style potato patties, Czech-style fried cheese, and Czech-style fried pork, Hoa Vien specialties such as Hoa Vien grilled pork, grilled squid with olive oil, and beer-grilled pork ribs, as well as Vietnamese food and a wide range of hot pots.

We started out with the fried cheese, served with steamed potatoes and mayonnaise sauce, simple yet delicious, before taking part in a real BBQ party with grilled dishes recommended by Hoa Vien, such as grilled pork, beer-grilled pork ribs, grilled squid with olive oil, and stone-grilled New Zealand strip loin, which were all grilled to perfection and went so well with the beer.

Hoa Vien now has five restaurants in Vietnam, including two in HCMC, two in Hanoi, and one in Mui Ne.

Hoa Vien Brauhaus

18Bis Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, D.1, HCMC

Tel: (028) 3829 0585

1A Tang Bac Ho, Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi

2A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

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