Loving German food yet wanting to cut back on the grease? Well, our favourite German eatery Brotzeit has introduced Brotzeit Fit, a brand new menu with the idea of bringing people from different lifestyles together. The new menu features 24 new dishes, from an extensive DIY salad bar with superfoods and fruits for the healthy goers to fruit juices for the little ones. Brotzeit is taking one step further by also introducing a wide array of sharing platters.
I was overwhelmed by the ample choices to make my own salad. Everything looked absolutely delicious. I seldom see cheese available at salad bars so I was appreciative of the fact that Brotzeit offers it as one of their toppings. Not seeing the appeal of fussing over your salad? There are salad dishes to choose from the menu as well.
Starting with the salads, Violeter Blumenkohlsalat (S$19) has purple cauliflowers, which adds vibrancy to an otherwise very salad dish. It was the first time I saw and tasted purple cauliflowers; it is a much prettier alternative to the usual yellow cauliflowers.
Gegrillter Ziegenkäse Salat mit Beeren (S$21) comes with a special homemade white balsamic dressing. Elements of fruits lend sweetness to the bed of leafy greens. The savoury goat cheese is soft and gives a burst of flavour to the entire salad. I find the salads nothing to complain about but they are on the higher price point, which is an ultimate deterrence to eat my greens.
The Pfandl (S$39) – a 1kg worth of meat – is sufficient for two grown men or three women. The platter consists of Nürnberger sausages, pan-seared beef and pork patties, smoked Kassler, roasted pork collar and meat loaf. When I visited Brotzeit for the first time, I was faced with the dread of eating the mildly acidic German pickles. After the first bite, I just stopped eating them completely. Surprisingly, the meat loaf has a good salty taste which goes well with the sauerkraut.
Bayerisches Duo (S$38) comes with a slab of chicken cutlet, one huge pretzel and Weiβwurst sausages (one of the few sausages where the casing is to be removed before consumption). I am usually not exactly a fan of German food because everything is generally dry; the coarse chicken cutlet further emphasised my point. I find the slab of meat sliced too thick for my liking and simply hard to swallow. It would be preferable to wash the food down with some German beer.
If you need some soup for the soul, the Klassisch Gekochtes Rindfleisch (S$29) is a traditional German staple using grass-fed Australian beef and oyster blade, boiled over an extensive period of time.
For light bites, the Potato Sauerkraut Crockets is a unique snack for people who dislike the taste of sauerkruat. Coupled together, the taste of cabbage can barely be tasted. Dip it in the sour cream with chives sauce and be amazed by the lovely marriage of flavours.
The latest offerings on the menu also include freshly blended juice for an all-out healthy meal, coupled together with a salad or a comfort to an otherwise heavy main. Using the superfood Kale, Liquid Digestives is a very fibrous drink that is good enough to keep you filled up at any time of the day.
Finally, it came to dessert time. The Lemon Crème, a pudding with a thin gelatin layer, packs a punch and comes in a sizeable portion suitable for sharing. It was, however, far too sweet and sour for my palate. Maybe it was due to all the good German food I had along the way that I had almost zero space for dessert.
Brotzeit’s new core menu is now available at all five outlets across Singapore at VivoCity, Raffles City, [email protected], Katong and Westgate.