Yup, this is another invited review....
Sorry if seems like quite a lot lately - here are my usual disclaimers:
1) I have not been paid to write this, but neither have I paid a cent for my meal,
2) I will still be as objective as possible re. the food/ restaurant, and
3) If I go back to the restaurant incognito and find that the food/service is horribly different from this experience, I will amend my ratings here...
I'd actually been to Brotzeit before, but forgot my camera and didn't blog about it:
So, when the kind Mr WaLauWei extended an invite to try this place out (again), I just couldn't say no. :)
(Pork pork pork!)
It was a pretty massive turn out that night in the already usually packed restaurant,... but I felt comfortable in its modern, high class pub setting. :)
(Twas nice to be able to catch up with a few familiar faces as well as meet some new friends)
We started off with the Cold Platter (RM82++).....
... and the Sausage platter, served with sauerkraut (RM 78++):
The hefty wooden board was stacked with a variety of quality deli meats slices, obatza cheese, eggs, pickles, etc and all tasted delicious whether eaten alone or mixed and matched....
As as for the sausages, there were 4 different types and they all tasted wonderfully meaty and fresh, balanced well with the tart but not overpowering sauerkraut.
(Loved that there was none of that horrid synthetic tasting low quality processed meat)
The highlight for me that night was the Oven-roasted Crispy Pork Knuckle served with sauerkraut and potato salad (RM85++):
(WARNING: There's limited stock daily - Best if you call ahead to book)
While the meat was good (medium tenderness and well marinated), the part that really stood out to me was the awesomely crispy skin - somehow, they managed to achieve a sort of "fluffy" crunchiness that was simply addictive:
Another favourite that night was the Cheese Spatzel (RM 34++):
Zero marks for presentation *lol*, but this carb-y, cheese-y dish was like the ultimate comfort food on a bad day. :D
(Yums - my table was extra greedy and "stole" some from a neighbouring table, since the girls did not seem to like calorific carbs)
One of the many porky options that night was the Grilled Pork Fillet Medallions wrapped in Smoked Bacon, served with fries and sautéd mixed vegetables (RM 44++):
Flavourful and fairly tender, with a nice extra oomph from the added bacon - it was a pretty good eat and I could see why this is a popular order at that restaurant.
If you wanted something healthier though, you could go for the Mozzarella cheese salad (RM42++) instead - fragrant rocket leaves matched with fresh buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pesto sauce, and extra virgin olive oil. All in all a refreshing, delicious combination of tastes and textures:
Yet another favourite was the crispy Ham pizza (RM 32++):
The fairly thin pizza base was perfectly crunchy (not starchy - yay!), and piled with enough ham, cheese, olives, onions and capsicum to make it a delightfully savoury eat.
I don't know how we managed but we also managed to fit in a couple of desserts - the Apple Strudel, served with vanilla ice cream (RM 22++):
... Bavarian vanilla cream, with chocolate sauce and almonds (RM 12++)
... and Vanilla Cream with pumpkin seed oil and almond flakes (RM 16++):
All 3 desserts were nice, depending on what you prefer - the Apple Strudel was tart and fruity while the Bavarian Vanilla Cream and Vanilla Cream with Pumpkin Seed Oil were relatively more creamy and decadent.
Needless to say, I had a wonderful time dining there. :) Thanks to:
- the talented chef and management of Brotzeit for having us there,
- the wonderful Jason for extending the invite, and
- to all my fellow diners for making the night even more fun.
So it's: Cosy, modern ambience, friendly service, good range of porky food and AWESOME crispy pork kunckle BUT nothing really bad, just that some of the prices are on the high side and traffic in the area can be bad during peak hours......
Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant @ Midvalley Megamall, KL
Lot GE(018) Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Ambience : 7
Service : 7
Price** : RM 70++ per person
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2287 5516
Opening Hours: 11am to late
Official Website: Click HERE
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