- Benjamin Zhu
Brotzeit Singapore Oktoberfest menu
While Germany's Oktoberfest may have been cancelled at its home town of Munich this year, luckily Brotzeit Singapore continues to celebrate the world's biggest folk festival with its Oktoberfest menu from now till 25 October 2020. Personally created by Brotzeit's new Group Executive Chef Lorenz Raich, this year's Oktoberfest menu features a unique array of rich, pork abundant Bavarian and German dishes. Each dish is prepared with skill and care so that even the pickiest of diners will enjoy its savoury comfort.
For starters, we had the privilege to try the Kalter Schweinsbraten or Cold Roast Pork ($16++). Served with rocket leaves, dots of mustard aioli, crispy pork skin, and house-pickled daikon cubes, the pork collar is marinated overnight in Brotzeit's own secret 12-spice mix. This protein-rich salad is both refreshing and satisfying.
Made in-house with Brotzeit’s secret snack spice mix, the Crispy Pork Skin ($6++) and Crispy Fried Pig Ears ($12++) are some savoury small bites to go along with the meal and a pint of beer.
23cm long and 18cm wide, the Risenbrezn mit Bauernwurst or Giant Pretzel with Farmer Sausage ($28++) contrasts the generous meatiness of their custom-made sausages with tangy marinated red cabbage and pickles, plus hot mustard sauce. This specially created dish is perfect for fans of Brotzeit's custom-made sausages.
The main highlight of the Oktoberfest menu is the Knusprige Schweinsschulter or Crispy Roasted Pork Shoulder ($45++). The fork-tender pork shoulder is crowned with crunchy pork skin and accompanied with fluffy potato dumplings, providing a delightful textural and flavour contrast.
The Gebackene Apfelradln or Battered Fried Apple Wheels ($11++) is the ideal dessert to end the night on a sweet note. With fresh slices of cored whole apples coated in a light beer batter and dusted with sugar and cinnamon, these delightful treats are served with rich vanilla ice cream and house-made vanilla cookie crumbles.
Of course, Oktoberfest isn't complete without beer! This year, the Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier (from $11) is one of the six specially imported beer for the festival. This full-bodied, hoppy beer with a slightly sweet finish goes well with rich food such as the Crispy Roasted Pork Shoulder and is refreshing for the Singapore climate.
In light of the current situation, Brotzeit will continue to host some games and activities adhering strictly to all safety measures. The Oktoberfest entertainment will be conducted by wait-staff at the table with sanitised equipment. Their e-shop also provides an option to bring the flavours of Brotzeit’s Oktoberfest home. Their glorious picnic basket ($138++) comes with a generous selection of their Oktoberfest specials and a mystery card game—everything you and your family need for a perfect Oktoberfest celebration at home! 2020 may be a different Oktoberfest, but it will still be full of good cheer and great food at Brotzeit! So what are you waiting for? Tis’ the season to be raising your glass and call out a happy “Prosit!”
Brotzeit locations and opening hours
VivoCity Address:1HarbourFrontWalk #01-149/151,VivoCityS098585 Telephone:(65) 6272 8815
Opening hours: Daily (including PH & PH eve): 11am-10.30pm
Raffles City Address:252 North Bridge Road, #01-17 Raffles City Shopping Centre, S179103
Telephone:(65) 6883 1534 Opening hours: Daily (including PH & PH eve): 11am to 10.30pm
Katong Address:126 East Coast Rd, S428811 Telephone:(65) 6348 2040 Opening hours: Daily (including PH & PH eve): 11am to 10.30pm
Westgate Address:3 Gateway Drive #01-04, Westgate, S608532 Telephone:(65) 6465 9874
Opening hours: Daily (including PH & PH eve): 11am to 10.30pm