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Brotzeit’s Kasekrainer

Kasekrainer is Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant smoked pork cheese sausages served with potato salad and sauerkraut (about P480). The serving is for sharing between two or three people.

Brotzeit at Shangri-la Plaza Mall is frequented by yuppies and even students who love their draft beers but people go there to eat, too.

Kasekrainer is one of the restaurant’s most popular menu items. This Austrian sausage, which combines meat and cheese, has been called “the best sausage in the world.”

It is smaller than most meat sausages but it is no less tasty. Brotzeit’s version is a little salty, which makes it perfect with beer. Most people like it with the Kartoffelhappen or Spicy Potato Wedges (P180), which is served with a trio of mayonnaise, ketchup and the most delicious hot sauce we have ever tasted. The sauces for the fries actually work well with the Kasekrainer, too.

Another bestseller is the Nurnberger or Grilled Pork Sausages (P480), which is tasty and has a good texture. The spicy sausages are served with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut.

Brot” means “bread” and “zeit” “time” in German, so its name means snack time or merienda time to Filipinos. We’re like the Germans in that our snacks are heavier than those of people in other countries. Americans, for example, snack on cookies and chips. Filipinos like carbohydrate-laden native snacks while Germans go for bread, potatoes and sausages.

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