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Published December 19th 2017
Bavaria brings its 'Bread Time' to Baldivis
I never say no to German cuisine, especially since it's somewhat of a rarity in Perth. There's something about the lure of some gerauchert Kasekrainer (kransky cheese sausage), gerösteter schweinebauch (pork belly) or the magnificent schweinshaxen (pork hock) that is just too hard to resist.
It was a relatively quiet lunchtime when we visited, so we took a seat with our two girls and were given a little toy for our toddler. Any distractions are always welcome.
They have a range of authentic German beers on tap, including HofbrÃ¤u, Weihenstephaner and my personal favourite, Paulaner, although on this occasion I chose a house wine. We were served drinks quickly before ordering our mains.
Instead of the usual pork hock or kransky, my husband and I both opted for something a little different Â– the Caesar Salar mit HÃ¤hnchenbrust (Chicken Schnitzel Caesar Salad) for myself, the Ripperl (BBQ Pork Ribs) for him, the Rinderbrust BrÃ¶tchen (Brisket In Brioche) for my mother in law, Gebackene Zwiebelringe (onion rings) and the, err, Kinder Pork Sausage, Bacon and Fries (sorry, I don't know the German word for that) for our toddler.
Everything was served in good time and we tucked in. The salat was, as the name suggests, a Caesar salad with chicken schnitzel rather than grilled chicken. It would have been good to see it well and truly beefed up with a German twist Â– pretzels instead of croutons? Tiny bits of pork hock instead of bacon? Still, 'if it ain't broken, don't fix it'. It was a delicious salad and full of lovely flavour.
The BBQ ribs just looked massive, but my husband had no trouble polishing them off. They were meaty, tender and packed with different flavours. My mother in law enjoyed the Brisket in Brioche and the onion rings certainly didn't last long.
We didn't really leave a lot on our plates and were definitely more than satisfied with our meals. The wait staff were attentive and friendly. You can also check out the range of kids' activities during school holidays, such as German Biscuit Decorating, Kids Bingo and even a German Engineering Workshop. Those Germans sure are innovative when it comes to keeping the kids occupied while you eat.
Brotzeit actually originated in Singapore and also has franchises in Perth and Joondalup, but don't let the fact it's part of a wider chain put you off. They provide delicious German food lightly peppered with a Western twist. It's well worth a visit if you are craving one of those famous German schweinshaxens.