I can’t believe I’m only writing this review now because I have been to Brotzeit many, many times. Yesterday, my friends and I dined at Brotzeit at Shangri-la at The Fort and we all had a pretty good time.
The food is just as good as I remembered and the service, as always, is excellent. This branch has a relaxed, casual ambiance with a lot of seating which makes it a good place to meet up with friends after work or before or after dinner.
Since we were all hungry, we ordered quite a lot and tried a few of the new items on the menu. Their Weisswurst (Pork and Veal Sausages), Schnitzels, and Pork Knuckle Platter were absolutely delightful! The Truffle Spatzle was incredibly-delicious too. The egg pasta was fluffy and creamy, and the black truffle, in all its glory, permeated the dish with its beguiling flavour.
Brotzeit has good range of beer options. Personally, I always go for the Weihenstephan Original Helles (think, San Mig Light but milder, smoother, and with a slight fruity aftertaste) and Munchner Dunkel Lager which is a dark Paulaner German lager. This beer has a rich malt sweetness (almost like a caramel-flavored beer) and hints of honey, toffee, and dark chocolate.
For appetizers, we had Griebenschmalz (rustic bacon spread) and Obatzda (Cheese Spread) which were always amazing. The spreads had such great flavors and the freshly-baked breads were light and fluffy. The Schnitzel was made just how a German Schnitzel should be made–thinly pounded and crispy.
Nothing here felt like it came from a jar and everything tasted FRESH. Not a word I usually associate with German food, but at Brotzeit, I always have that guarantee of delicious, well-executed dishes.
Overall, I’d say that Brotzeit is a fun, funky place, and a great spot for reasonably-priced German comfort dishes. I’ll definitely be returning again. And again. And again. Their food will have you singing 99 Luftballoons with a mouthful of beer and sauerkraut. 😉