Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Restaurant Discovery: Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant

Germany has been known for its great beer and sausages and when a German-inspired restaurant opened near my place, I just have to try it myself. It’s the closest I could be with Germany, for now. *winks in an ugly way*
Hey, hey Brotzeit!
Brotzeit is a German Bier Bar & Restaurant which oddly started in Singapore. But they ensure that they offer authentic Bavarian cuisine. According to their site, “brot” means bread while “zeit” means time referring to a leisure meal accompanied by beer.
The place is indeed cozy and it has a masculine feel to it—perhaps because of the brown tones.
N (girl) and I are not beer people so we opted not to order any though I was tempted to try. Then again, I remembered the existing bet I have with N (boy) and I just have to win.

After salivating while staring at the rather extensive menu, N and I decided to go for the following: Nümberger or Grilled Pork Sausages (PHP470), Serviettenknödel or Napkin Dumplings (PHP190) and Schnokokcuhen or Chocolate Cake (PHP270). Whew! It’s pretty hard to spell those dishes! And don’t ask me to say it!
First served was the Nümberger with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes as side dishes. I loved that the sausage wasn’t overly processed or mashed. You can still feel the chunks of pork and it was quite juicy! 
I loved eating it with the sour cabbages. The mashed potatoes were delightful too as it was very smooth and quite creamy.
The Serviettenknödel on the other hand were rather bland. The server gave us some sort of gravy and it helped improve the taste (what taste?) of the dumplings. It was pretty heavy though given it’s made out of bread.
The Schnokokcuhen is good! The cake was moist and the molten chocolate was divine and not overly sweet. I just hope that they served it a tad warmer to have a better contrast with the ice cream. 
Overall, I enjoyed having my early dinner there. I’d love to order another plate of Nümberger or maybe try the platter next time. I heard that the curry sausage is their bestseller but I’m not too fond of curry. Then again, this dish might change that.
Brotzeit is located at Ground floor, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. It’s beside Pages Deli.

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