King Ludwig’s Beerhall is a highly successful chain that operates in Hong Kong. Besides their German beer, they are also known for their pork knuckles. Hubby and I had lunch there recently as I was craving sauerkraut.
The atmosphere was authentic. If it was not for the Asian waitstaff and customers, one could imagine themselves in Germany.
Hubby and I shared the King Ludwig Beer even though it was lunch we are not drinkers. Besides who goes to a German Beer Hall without ordering beer? I opted for the lunch buffet which came with a green pea soup. The soup was surprisingly tasty while the buffet sucked big time. Even the corn tasted bad in the buffet.
Hubby ordered the German Roast Pork Knuckle. Though it looked pretty, it tasted horrible to us. Perhaps if you like intense porky flavor then it would be good. But I always associate that flavor with lower quality pork or pork gone bad. The smell was so pungent that it suppressed my appetite for the rest of the day. The sauerkraut was a huge disappointment as well. It was extremely mushy and bland. The only thing good about this pork knuckle was the crackling skin which tastes like high quality pork rinds.
Overall: This is my first time eating a pork knuckle of any kind so I have no benchmark to compare this with. All I know is that I did not enjoy my food and will not be back. But King Ludwig’s Beerhall is hugely popular…therefore they must be doing something right.
The branch I tried is located at Shop 1-2, G/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East.