On the previous blog post wherein I share an easy recipe for spaetzle made from scratch, I mentioned how I consider the cheese spaetzle at Brotzeit as the best restaurant-bought spaetzle I have tried by far. Recently, I found myself in the company of some of my Manila food blogger friends once again at Brotzeit, enjoying their spaetzle, and then some.
Brotzeit has just launched their new lunch and kiddie menu offerings. Which I believe is a good reason to visit them even outside the happy hour.
If you are one of those who is under thee impression that Brotzeit is only good for those who loves to drink beer and eat sausages (I know some people who do, it's shocking and sad), you gotta believe me that they are so much more than that.
Brotzeit aside from being an awesome place for drinking spree is also a great place to go to to satisfy your hunger. Especially during lunch hours when their meal offerings of great German dishes were tagged with a price that wouldn't put a dent in your pocket. And yes, they got kiddie meal too so you can tag along that kiddie companion of yours. Awesome Brotzeit, as per usual.
There are quite a handful of lunch offerings on the new menu and we tried few of them. First one was one of my favorite at Brotzeit, the spaetzle. This Baked Spaetzle (Php350) boast of plump cheese spaetzle pasta dumpling made all the more palatable by an addition of generous feta cheese and spinach. It's a German version of Mac and Cheese so it is impossible not to love this dish.
Next we tried Jaeger Schnitzel (Php350) which at first bite stole my heart from the get go. Crisp and tender pork cutlet with generous mushroom sauce, just the mere thought of this dish makes me salivate as I write this. I have tried Brotzeit's Schnitzel before and I knew then that it was good but I don't know what they are up to these days because it feels like it has improved a lot. I cannot explain, I just want to eat it again and again and again.
Truth be told, I was a bit deceived by the simplicity of Brathandl (Php265), a roast chicken dish served with green peas rice pilaf. Little did I know, it possess such intricate flavors that may made one think that it isn't just your ordinary roasted chicken. It has a depth in flavor. And while diners can opt for pommes instead of rice pilaf, I still highly recommend having it with rice.
Reisfleisch (Php295) is a stewed pork tenderloin with roasted vegetables and rice. I love it not just because it's downright flavorful but because the generous serving portion fits a hefty eater like myself.
Meaty patty with bacon and caramelized onions on a brezn bun, Brotzeit Burger (Php265) is one good burger dish not to miss when you are one of those who are crazy over burger. The serving size is a tad too small for my liking but that's just because I am a big eater. Nonetheless, the meaty flavor was spot-on and that buns, man it was good.
Another one of my favorites was the Pork Belly Sandwich (Php265). The green apple salad thrown in the mix was a revelation for me. It's a sandwich packed with flavor with teasing interplay of texture brought about by the sourdough bread and everything in between.
Geschnetzeltes (Php350) is pork cutlets with mushroom sauce served with spaetzle, rice with green peas, or mashed potato. I wasn't able to try this one but judging how fellow diners finished the dish in one go, it seems like a really good dish to try on my next visit.
The All-Day Breakfast (Php320) comprised of garlic sausage, egg, bacon, roasted potatoes and Bavarian beans. Seriously, I do not possess the power to say no to an all-day breakfast goodies and this one is not an exemption. That garlic sausage was freaking amazing I tell yah.
Pan Seared Chicken Breast (Php350) the menu says that the chicken breast was stuffed with bacon and onions and it is served with German flat noodles and mushroom sauce. I don't know what happen to me that I missed trying out this dish. But it sounds promising, I must say.
Aside from the affordable lunch meals, the new lunch menu also features side dishes add-ons that go perfectly well with the main. Some of these side dishes include soup, onion rings, and salad. Prices ranges from Php80 to Php110.
The lunch menu selections we tried were good and highly recommend it to those who wants something good and affordable for their lunch. But then, when at Brotzeit, it is highly recommended not to miss the platter. The Brotzeitplatte (Php2,500) is good for 4 to 5 hefty eaters as it comprised of one Schweinshaxn (Pork Knuckles), Pork or Chicken Schnitzel, Signature Sausages, and your choice of two side dishes.
Of course, also not to be missed are German beers. Go for 1 liter because you deserve it, hey.
Now if you, sadly cannot have beer because let's say you're just on lunch break and would still need to go back to your office, there are other good options. There's Eiskaffe (Php180) a Bavarian-style espresso based iced coffee topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and shaved almonds. Best. Iced. Coffee. Ever!
Then, there is also the richest hot chocolate drink you can get your hands on, the Heisse Schokolade.
Now about the kiddie menu. I don't have kids but I am guessing that parents who loves Brotzeit would be very happy that they can now tag along their kids at Brotzeit and not worry about the food choices for their kiddies. Each meal already comes with iced tea and a Kinder Joy treat.
And because me and my food blogger friends are kids-at-heart, we also got to try some items on the Kinder Menu. First one was the Kinder Fladen (Php350) a flatbread topped with cheese and smoked ham. If your kids love pizza, this can be a good choice.
There are also Pancakes (Php350) fluffy pancakes with cream cheese glaze and sprinkles and Chicken Nuggets (Php350) crispy fried chicken fillet served with pommes.
One kiddie dish that we adults went crazy over for was the Corndog (Php350). Reminds us of the good old days.
Now for the Month of May, Brotzeit Philippines has an exciting fun-filled activities for the kids called Brotzeit Junior Chef at Work. This activity will allow your kids to be a junior chef and personally make their very own delicious Brotzeit dishes. Workshop price is Php1,500 per kid.
Brotzeit branches are located at Shangri-La Mall, Glorietta 4 Makati, and Shangri-La at The Fort. For more information about Brotzeit's new lunch and kiddie menu, you may check out their Facebook page (@brotzeitph).