Brotzeit is a popular German food restaurant in Singapore and I finally got a chance to savour the famous Pork Knuckle in this restaurant. My family and I made our way down to the outlet at Raffles City and every table is taken except for one last one! This restaurant sure is crowded and luckily we managed to have a seat without any reservations. Reservations is highly recommend during weekends and even on Friday nights.
What’s German food without beer? I checked out the meaning of the name Brotzeit, and ”Brotzeit®” is a typical Bavarian expression – “Brot” being German for bread and “Zeit” for time, referring to a cozy meal complemented by fresh beer.
Left: Dunkle Hefe – Weissbier
Right: Original Münchner Lager
Dunkle Hefe has much more taste than Münchner Lagerbut it’s not like I am an expert in tasting beer so my description for these two beers is that much. Ah well, who cares, it’s alcohol!
Hmmm…the oh so famous Pork Knuckle, $36. Every German restaurant (at least in Singapore here) has pork knuckle in their menu.
The skin is baked to a real crunchy crisp and the meat is juicy and definitely not too dry. Every bite is really refreshing. First you have the crunch and the juice from the meat start oozing out from every bite. We needed four mouths to finish this meat!
Nurnberger / Grill pork sausages
I find this dish pretty average. How I rate my food is if I can make them at home, then yes I find these dishes average. The sausages are pretty standard pork sausages which I can probably buy from Cold Storage or The Market Place. Nothing too special, just plain average. The Sauerkraut that were being served as a side dish is refreshing though. In fact, I think I ate more mash potato and the sauerkraut than the sausages.
Kalbsrahmgulasch / Veal Goulash
Well-braised veal, that goes well with the Paprika sauce! This is one of my favourite and I want to go back for more! I a girl who loves her meat (and vegetables, I am not all carnivore). This dish is a dish that I dream of waking up to everyday. If the meat is just a little tad juicy, it would be PERFECT!
The buttered Spätzle as the side dish is a little too dry in my opinion. Well, all I need is to drizzle it with the paprika sauce that I fell in love with.
Käsepätzle / Cheese Spätzle
As if the buttered Spätzle above is not enough, my brother ordered another dish of Spätzle but with cheese. If you have an empty stomach, I say go for it. If not, beware! Our stomachs were bursting and this creamy cheesy goodness is not helping. The cheese and cream may be a little plain overall but if you are a cheese lover, I would say that you will enjoy your first few bites. After which, it would be too filling and may be a little too plain. I think this would be best if the portion is much much smaller, more like an appetizer or a side dish.
Brotzeit Raffles City, Singapore252 North Bridge Road#01-17 Raffles City Shopping CentreSingapore 179103
I wore this outfit to the restaurant for a quick dinner with my family!
Top: The Editor’s Market (at Orchard Cinneleisure)
Dress: XOXO, Esmée (http://xoxo-esmee.livejournal.com)
Purchased the crochet tee from The Editor’s Market online store. It’s called the Crochet Blouse online - http://www.theeditorsmarket.com/product_detail.php?id=2335. Definitely pricey at $39 but I needed a lace tee for layering purposes. Matched the crochet top with my floral tank dress.
Liking how the addition of the belt gives the bottom of the tee a teeny tiny peplum effect. Well,the belt helps to accentuate the waist.
Love the intricate lace details of the top. The tee is not too tight at all and have quite a lot of free room for much movement.
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