Teutonic drinking & dining
delight at Ludwel
By Uvia Chang
Translated by S. Ying
36, GongYi Rd, West Dist (near Taiwan Blvd)
Hours: 4:30 pm-1 am
Credit cards accpted.
10% service charge.
Ludwel is a small, but elegant, brewery restaurant that uses lots of real wood as decor and has an outdoor patio area. Its lighting, plants and quiet location create a relaxing and cozy atmosphere where guests can unwind, have a few beers and enjoy the evening breezes on the outside patio.
There are three types of beers brewed here--barley (NT$120 for 350 cc), rye (NT$150 for 350 cc) and a barley-rye mix (NT$150 for 350 cc). In addition to beers brewed in-house, they also carry imported beers from Germany. Their brewer's yeast is fermented at low temperatures to retain nutrients and rich flavors, also resulting in a creamy texture and very smooth finish, and it is recommended that this beer be consumed within a couple hours.
Ludwell also offers fruit beers, including cranberry, peach, grape and orange flavors, ideal for female consumers who often enjoy these fruitier-tasting beverages. When it comes to dining options here, the pasta, pizza and grilled or fried menu items all pair well with beers, not surprisingly.
Left: Barley Beer
Medium: Fresh brews for the ladies
(NT$280 for 4 glasses, 720 cc)
Left: Mexican Spicy Chicken Pizza (NT$350) is
topped with pesto sauce, pickled green peppers,
cheese and chicken, making each bite a great pairing with a big gulp of beer.
Medium: A Set Meal for 4 (NT$1980) includes salad, Spanish-style seafood
risotto, pizza, and four drinks (beers or non-alcoholic).
Right: Ludwel Appetizer (NT$980) combines the four top appetizer choices--baked, not fried, pork knuckles marinated with a pecial sauce and beer;
New Orleans spicy wings; three kinds of German homemade sausages
(original, smoked and dried); and fresh-made french fries.