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Weekend Food Choices Week 100: Prost!

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Dunkel lagers anyone …I’m buying

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In celebration of Oktoberfest, Hubby and I decided we would revisit Brotzeit so that we could finally feature their delicious European sausages and appropriately for the occasion, their weissbier.

We decided to go after watching the 76th UAAP finals (on TV).

The wager was, the person coming from the losing school buys the beer…we all know what happened…

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The last time we came here we were just roaming the mall trying to look for a place to hang out and realized they had really good beer and sausages!

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All Paulaner draft beer served at Brotzeit are brewed according to the German Purity Law (who knew there was such a thing?!), made with pure spring water and imported from Germany.

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The best thing is, i get to brush up on my Deutsche while i drink good beer!

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Their draft beers come in Klein which is German for small (0.3 liter), Halbe (0.5 liter) and Mass which is a Bavarian term for a mug of beer (1 liter)

Original Munchner Dunkel Lager Klein (Php200), Halbe (Php300), Mass (Php540)
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a dark lager beer from Munich with a characteristic ruby brown hue which comes from caramel malts and is filled with a rich malt sweetness

I love the earthy flavors in beer so i prefer dark beers like stouts and dunkel lagers like this one. This is pretty delicious and for me tastes much better than the pilsners available locally.

I remember reading somewhere a long way back that Prost or cheers comes from the German middle ages to make sure your drink wasn’t poisoned by an adversary whom you were drinking with. Clanking glasses hard against each others mugs would spill drinks into the others so that if your drink was poisoned it would make the other drinks poisonous as well and if your enemy didn’t drink his beer after the prost, you knew….

…and now you know!

oh and weissbier like these are placed in glasses shaped as such for a reason. So when it’s time to prost use the bottom of the glasses which are made more stronger for clanking.

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Brotzeit Fladen Speck (Php580)
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This bacon pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, onions, vine ripened tomatoes and chilli

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What makes this pizza different is its rye crust. If you’re not the type of person who likes European breads which has to be pulled as compared to the pillow texture of most breads in Manila, this pizza might not be for you.

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Everyone knows how i love thin crisp pizza dough so i kind of fancied the crisp crusty corners.

Nurnberger (Php470)
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the last time we visited Brotzeit we ordered this grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut and mashed potato sides (pardon the less than usual photo quality in these two shots as these were taken the first time we dined in Brotzeit and we only had our phones to document the dishes then)

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Bratwursts are sausages made from finely minced pork and is usually grilled and served with mustard. I grew up looking forward to these during weekend strolls at the park eaten with sauerkraut, paired with chewy pretzels and hot apple cider, so knowing there is a place nearby that serves good wursts is sort of nostalgic.

Kasekrainer (Php350)
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This time we tried their smoked pork cheese sausages that come with sauerkraut, and potato sides (either as salad, fries or wedges). We chose the cold potato salad which was very refreshing to the palate after the mustard and hot sauce dipped kasekrainer mouthful.

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I love how the sausages in Brotzeit have that pop when you dig into their casing. The flavors are just so delicious and anyone who is a fan of sausages would love the variety that they offer.

I did notice something different during our visit. When we first dined at Brotzeit, i fancied the sweet mustard that came with our Nurenburger, but this time the sweet mustard was a tad bit too sweet…either they used a different brand or it was an in house alteration in the mix, I’m not really sure…

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…back to how i lost the wager…at half time, DLSU was down by 8 and it looked like a sure win for the growling tigers. However, and i quote from Francis Kong, in the final analysis, the issue is not starting out strong but finishing well.

That’s a lesson i believe we all should live by.

Stay passionate in everything you do!

Prost!

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Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant
Shangri-la Plaza Mall,
Shaw Blvd cor EDSA, Mandaluyong
(02) 631-1489

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October 13, 2013 - Posted by | Affair to remember, Gastronomic experience, Weekend Food Choices | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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