November 23rd, 2011
The Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant in Malaysia opened just over a year ago in a street level space overlooking the internal boulevard at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur. The Brotzeit concept of offering contemporary Bavarian cuisine and premium German beers originated in Singapore in 2006 with the opening of the first Brotzeit restaurant at Vivo City. The term “Brotzeit“ is a combination of German words- “Brot” meaning bread, and “Zeit” translates as “time”- so the Bavarian expression typically refers to enjoying a meal with fresh beer.
The Brotzeit experience has proven very popular in Singapore, with two further restaurants opening at Raffles City and 313@Somerset. Further expansion of Brotzeit within the SE Asian region is anticipated in the immediate future.
The Brotzeit restaurant at Mid Valley Megamall has an attractive location at street level – with both indoor and outdoor spaces- and facing out over grass lawns and gardens. The interior design features a typical contemporary German style dining – with dark timber tables and bench seats, padded with dark brown leather. The interior room is a bright, spacious space- highlighted by the rear wall of stacked empty beer bottles that are back lighted and provide a distinctive character to the room. Along the wall opposite the bar is a full length mural depicting in cartoon style the brewing processes. The long main bar extends down from the entrance, and is an attractive combination of light and dark timbers, with a row of dark timber bar stools.
At the front of the restaurant, in the open outside air, are some high tables and stools, and then on a raised timber deck, further bench tables and seating- all overlooking the open spaces outside.
The main interior space- with wall mural and bench seating
The lighted rear wall of stacked empty beer bottles
Open outdoor seating area- overlooking lawns and garden
The main facade of Brotzeit
Brotzeit are acclaimed for their authentic Bavarian cuisine, expertly prepared by their resident Bavarian chef – Helmut Murmann. Signature Bavarian dishes at Brotzeit include the famous crisp skinned pork knuckle- “Schweinshaxe”; the “Schweinerippchen“- oven roasted marinated pork ribs served with sauerkraut and potato salad; traditional Munich veal and pork sausages; “Nurnberger”- a pork bratwurst; and the “Fladen”– a baked thin crust bread made from rye and wheat. Desserts are also a specialty- with favourites such as “Apfelstrudel“- served with homemade vanilla icecream; and White Crispy Chocolate Lava Cake.
The extensive menu features soups, salads, appetisers, pizzas (Fladen), main courses of fish and meats, platters for sharing, and desserts- with many choices to satisfy hungry patrons.
Brotzeit® Brot / Best of Brotzeit® – Leg of ham, belly bacon, emmenthaler cheese, onions, mixed bell peppers, boiled eggs, pickles, cocktail onions and tomatoes served on multi grain bread
Meeresfrüchtesalat / Seafood Salad – Mixed salad with smoked salmon, seared tuna, prawns, semi-dried tomatoes, olives, grilled zucchini, orange wedges and sour cream tossed with house dressing
Brotzeitflade Vegetarisch / Vegetarian Pizza – Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, grilled zucchini, olives, semi-dried tomatoes and mushrooms.
“Schweinshaxe” – Crispy hind shank of grain fed pork served with potato salad, sauerkraut with knuckle gravy on the side
“Schweinerippchen“- oven roasted marinated pork ribs served with sauerkraut and potato salad
White Crispy Chocolate Lava Cake
Fresh German beers- both draft and bottled- are the specialty of Brotzeit – headlined by selections of the premium PAULANER beers. Brotzeit always have at least four varieties of Paulaner draft beers on tap- with special seasonal brews exclusively imported throughout the year for Brotzeit. The Paulaner draft beers include-
- “Weissbier“- made from wheat malt, with the distinctive ‘cloudy’ appearance, and a subtle citrus nose.
- “Dunkel Hefe“- a Weissbier made from roasted wheat malt, full bodied.
- “Original Munchner Dunkel”- a typical Munich style dark lager, caramel malts provide a sweeter taste.
- “Original Munchner Lager”– This Paulaner beer is the #1 Munich Lager, with a clean, slightly hoppy nose, and a clear, golden color.
The selection of imported bottled beers are sourced from the famous boutique brewers of Germany- Thurn & Taxis; Hacker-Pschorr; and Johan Auer Brau.
In addition to the beers, Brotzeit are also creating some unique bier cocktails for those looking for some new tastes in beverages. Wines, soft drinks , coffees and teas are all available, plus liqueurs such as Schnapps and Jagermeister.
Exclusive to Brotzeit- table top casks of draft Paulaner
Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant
Address: Lot G(E)-018 Ground External Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Tel: + 603.2287 5516
Facebook Page here
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 am ~ 12:00am; Friday & Saturday from 11:00 am ~ 01:00 am
Mittagsmenu: Daily lunch menu
Power Hours: 5:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm daily. One for One on premium spirits and selected wines
Bier Bucket: 4 bottled beers (0.33l) for RM 60++ ( All day- all week)