In Malaysia, we are experiencing scorching heat all year long. In fact, this kind of weather has us yearning delicious quality smooth beer at anytime. Fans of starker beer should en thrilled to know that the first starker bistro is launched in Johor Bahru last week with special treat of famous Taiwanese singer -Lin making a special appearance at the ceremony. Beer lovers and diners alike showed up along with many of A-Lin’s fan and celebrated the night with plenty of Starker beer and delicious dishes that pairs superb with the fresh German beer.
Brewed with rheumatoid finest malts imported from Europe, with a strict 7 days shelf life policy and served straight from the wooden barrel, we are looking at Starker Lager, Starker Dunkel and Starker Aromatic. Of which the later has proven to be the crowd’s favourite for the night with hint of citrus sweet of fresh fruits, and herbal aroma of floral that is unique enough to have earned a bronze for the Asia Beer Awards and Best of Flavour last year.
And speaking of awards, Starker Lager earned gold 3 consecutive years starting 2010 at Asia Beer Awards whilst Starker Dunkel swiped gold the following year in Asia category and silver for world category. Plus a bronze and crowned the Best of Dunkel in 2016. These unique brews are priced at RM 32.80 (half pint), RM 57.80 (one pint), RM 218 (2L barrel) and RM 478 (5 L barrel).
Complementing Starker Fresh Beer, the bistro serves delectable appetisers and mains as well as sweet finishing, inculcating true German beer drinking culture. Signature meat dishes like the Starker Traditional Pork Knuckle (RM 93.80) to share and accompanied with mashed potatoes and authentic Starker beer sauce; as well as the delicious Roasted Pork Belly, and Starter Classic Wings (RM 25.80) to gracefully satisfy the dining experience.
If Spanish tapas is on your list of must try, the Gambas on Toasts (RM25.80) is the perfect match. Bringing you back to the streets of La Rambla, Sautéed shrimps with garlic, Spanish style, the one of a kind dish is served with toast on the side.
Seafood Pizza and Truffle Fries as well as the Sausage Platter or Luncheon Fries also rules the menu to encourage taking more bites even though the stomach holds plenty of meat from earlier. Or, there is also the luscious and creamy soup for the comfort start. And although pub grubs meant to nibble and pair through sips or beers, the night calls for celebration for this grand launch as the music gets louder.
Congratulations to Starker ‘s very first in Malaysia and with the success of this 8th outlet opening from the Starker Group establishment , this European styled setting with its provincial rustic decor featuring wood beam and stone walls have both semi alfresco and indoor conditioning to accommodate 300 diners comfortably. With outlets already serving in Singapore, Malaysia is now serving authentic German style fresh brew for beer connoisseurs at Taman Sutra Johor Bahru.
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Starker Bistro is located at :
61, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3,
Taman Sutera Utama
81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Tel: +607-554 2260
Business Hours: 3pm- 1am daily.