Pork knuckle in Bangkok? A German eatery proves enduringly popular

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Rustic wooden benches, jugs of wheat beer placed on chequered tablecloths, while the owner, clad in lederhosen, looks on. If it weren’t for the hot, tropical weather and palm trees in the background, customers might imagine they are in a genuine Munich beer garden. Bei Otto, which means At Otto’s, is a German restaurant in Thailand’s capital that has built up a loyal fanbase of expats, Asian tourists and locals over several decades. “We are more than a restaurant, we are an institution in Bangkok,” says owner Kevyn Michel, who took over Bei Otto with his German husband Sven in 2017. Bei Otto w…

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