Friday, September 28, 2012

[ADV] Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest @ Hakka Restaurant


Embrace the season, for it is the time of the year we celebrate Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest once again! I had my first Oktoberfest experience last year at 1 Utama and had been looking forward to celebrate this fun festival again ever since.

Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest is organized by Carlsberg Malaysia to enable our fellow Malaysians to indulge in authentic German beer and also experience the fun and lively festival mood! This year, Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest runs from September 26 to October 7 throughout the cities in Peninsular. What's more, for the first time Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest will be extending to East Malaysia! Friends from Sabah and Sarawak, don’t say I never inform you. Are you ready for the fun?? XD

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Aside from the event itself, there is also a promotion at the participating outlets where you can bring home a limited edition Oktoberfest beer stein!!! Last year it was a transparent mug but this year they’ve innovated it. I think with all the merchandise I’ve collected, I can probably organize a little Carlsberg exhibition of my own. Teehee.


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The official launch of Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest this year was held at Hakka Restaurant.


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At first I was quite skeptical about celebrating this fun-filled German beer restaurant at a Chinese restaurant. It’s probably the last place you would expect it to be held anyway. But the event didn’t disappoint me! A large tent was set up outside the restaurant and I could immediately feel the party atmosphere as soon as I arrived. There were German men dressed in their traditional outfit (with cute suspenders!!!), Carlsberg ambassadors decked in dirndls or otherwise referred to as the traditional German dress, free flow of Carlsberg and other authentic Bavarian brews ready to be served!

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Along with a few other fellow MHB girls, I was ready to enjoy myself at that joyous event!


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We witnessed the official launch of Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest during which a keg was rolled out for the first “tapping” of beer. Apparently this is a tradition practiced at the centuries old Bavarian Oktoberfest in Munich.


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We were treated hospitably with not only beer but food as well! Hakka restaurant had prepared a few Oktoberfest cuisines with a Malaysian twist. We had pork balls, platters, sweet and sour pork knuckle, prawn and lotus leaf rice etc.  So many delicious dishes accompanied by smooth refreshing German beer. My tummy was no doubt happy that night!


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Authentic Umpapa band all the way from Germany who entertained the crowd throughout the night with their special performances. They even sang German’s version of Gangnam Style! XD


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Oktoberfest is never complete without the famous chicken dance! Everybody was all hyped up in front of the stage!


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There was a demo cooking of Oktoberfest platter named “Puten Geschnetzeltes Mit Spaetzle” by a German Chef, Jochern Kern!


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Carlsberg Malaysia MD, Soren Ravn also took the stage to make sausages on the spots with the help of 10 stunning Miss Universe Malaysia Finalists 2013.

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Took the opportunity to interview some of the guests that night. One of them was this guy named Marcus who attended the event with his colleagues.

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It was his first time participating in Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest and he was totally enjoying himself that night for the nice and affordable imported beer. With so many pretty girls dressed in cute traditional outfits and all the fun drinking games, it was indeed an eye-opening experience for a first-timer like him!

Here’s some details of the beers available at Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest:

Carlsberg (5% ABV/ alcohol), a lager beer founded by J.C. Jacobsen in 1847 and is an international beer originating from Denmark.

Erdinger Weissbier (5.3% ABV), pioneered in the 70′s, was the first German wheat to be distributed nationwide in Germany. Erdinger is brewed according to traditional recipes and has no preservatives, additives and pasteurization, complying with the Bavarian Purity Law 1516.

Franziskaner Weissbier (5% ABV), a traditional Bavarian wheat beer with more than 600 years of history, is refreshing and aromatic in character. This Bavarian beer is naturally cloudy and copper-coloured and enhanced with a sweet malt taste with a smooth creamy texture for finish.

Lowenbrau, (5.2% ABV), an original “German Munich Beer”, is famous at Oktoberfests. It is a lager beer that is refreshing with a taste of malt and mild hop bitterness. The beer is light to the taste, bright golden yellow in colour, and truly complements the Bavarian drinking experience.

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To find out the next venue of Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest, visit https://www.facebook.com/malaysiasownoktoberfest

Meanwhile, check out the latest updates from MHB Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/myhotbloggers

Have fun at Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest, but always remember to Enjoy Responsibly! :)

2 comments:

Fer Haru said...

Hmm... I have always thought the Hakka restaurant only serves Hakka food. LOL

Copykate said...

Fer Haru: i guess they made some exception for Oktoberfest. teehee