Crispy Pata is definitely one of our well-loved Pinoy favorites. But just imagine if this deep-fried treat levels up, becomes healthier and served with sauerkraut?
Wait no more. This is actually being served at Brotzeit. This German restaurant brought to Manila what Germans love and they prepare this so well that it’s something you can order again and again and again with friends and family.
You see, their crispy pork knuckles are oven-roasted, it means less oil right? A lot of the fats are no longer there, and yet the skin remains crunchy and the meat is so tender and flavorful.
I just had to jump to the main course. So, let’s go back a bit and do the soup and appetizers served at Brotzeit to make you experience a complete German gastronomic adventure.
Germans love the goulash soup, so you might as well try it yourself and feel like a German. Well actually, goulash soup was made by Hungarians but loved by Germans too. It is traditionally a soup or stew with meat, mostly beef, heavy on paprika. Other ingredients like onions, vegetables, herbs, spices and seasoning are added.
You can also try the Bavarian pretzel. It’s good for sharing. It’s not the kind of pretzels I grew up with, that are sweet, small and crunchy. This pretzel is baked, big and soft. In sports bars, caramel is served for dipping, but here, why not try their mustard as the dip!?
And here are more items to order for the main course. Salivate with steak! The grilled flank steak is so tender and tasty. They don’t mask the steak, it’s just salt and pepper to let you fully enjoy the mouth-watering taste of the beef.
Another German favorite is the schnitzel. I recommend you order the veal schnitzel. Veal is meat from young cows. Compared to pork or chicken schnitzels, for me, the veal schnitzel is better. Mas malinamnam.
For dessert, order their warm chocolate cake or apple strudel. Both are served with ice cream.
Of course, it’s a must that you devour their best-tasting German sausages. In fact I wrote a separate article just for the sausages. Read it by clicking here.
And what’s a German experience without experiencing their world famous beers?
Here are the beer descriptions based on Brotzeit’s menu:
Flowery, golden lager, sweet tasting with a big malty aroma, fruity, light sparkling
Smooth malt background, rich yeast flavors, spicy, with fruity banana overtones, reminiscent of clove
Dunkel Hefe – Weissbier
A fruity-fresh sweetness and hints of mature bananas harmonize with delicious flavors of roasted malt, sparkling and full-bodied
Original Munchner Lager
Paulaner, the best selling Munuch lager in the world
Clean, happy nose with a clear golden color
Hefe – Weissbier
Paulaner, the No. 1 Weissbier in Germany. The typical beer from Munich: top fermented, unfltered, made with roasted wheat malt.
Dunkel Hefe – Weissbier
Paulaner, a full-bodied beer from Munich. Chestnut brown, naturally cloudy, top fermented and unfiltered, made with roasted wheat malt.
Original Munchner Dunkel Lager
Paulaner, a dark lager beer from Munich. Characteristic ruby brown hue comes from caramel malts and is filled with a rich malt sweetness.
KLEIN (0.3 litre) Php165 before 6pm / Php200 after 6pm
HALBE (0.5 litre) Php250 before 6pm / Php300 after 6pm
MASS (1 litre) Php445 before 6pm / Php540 after 6pm
German Bier Bar & Restaurant
Address: Unit 112 Shangri-La Edsa Plaza Mall,
Tel. No.: (02) 631-1489
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/brotzeitph/
Email: [email protected]
Twitter/ Instagram: @brotzeitph
Hashtags: #BrotzeitPH #SharingTheJoyAtBrotzeit
Brotzeit also has stores in:
Courtyard Drive, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center Makati City (beside Ascott Hotel) Tel No. (02) 893-2815 / Unit 6, Shangri-la at the Fort, BGC, Taguig City Tel No. (02) 815-9338
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