Gang Bangs at Prost Braumeister


Here’s a bit of trivia for you: a “banger” is a type of sausage popular in the UK, which got its name from the tendency of the sausage to burst or bang open while being cooked. Like the sausages of Germany, the banger is a common pub food. I’ve always wondered why the sausage is called that way, and now that I’ve heard of the English banger, I understand better, even the carnal undertone, LOL!


Anyway, now that the excuse for using “bang” in the title is already out of the way, a few weeks back we had a gang bang* at Prost Braumeister, a sausage-and-beer gastropub at The Fort Strip in BGC. OK, maybe not exactly a gang bang, just two people enjoying several bangs. Sounds fun? Haha! But before you dismiss this post altogether as a sleazy article, let me recount this “gang bang” experience—and promise, no more sexual innuendos.
Pepe's Dictionary: Gang bang*, noun: a foodie session involving sausages 


When Deal Grocer alerted us of a Prost Braumeister sale, I immediate purchased a voucher for myself and spread the info to my friends. P280 for P500 worth of food—now that’s a good deal, don’t you agree? The downside of the promo, however, was that the voucher could be used only on a weekend lunch; we had to go on a Sunday, and suffice it to say that guzzling beer at noontime didn’t exactly seem appealing.


Prost exudes a very stylish but relaxing ambience.
Prost Braumeister literally translates to “Cheers! Brewmaster” and from the name itself you’d expect a selection of German beers, and pub food. The interiors are pretty chic for a pub, not something that reeks of testosterone like Wursty Wursty. It gravitates more toward the upscale level, although I would say it still maintains a sense of casualness. I loved all the little details, like the wooden menu and the clock that moved counterclockwise.

Wanted to steal the menu

wanted to steal the wall clock

Wanted to steal these cute containers
German classics dominate the menu: schnitzels, meat dishes, curries and of course, sausages. I don’t think any German restaurant will be complete without them hotdogs, so naturally, we had to order some of them!

We tried the Bratwurst, a type of sausage usually composed of pork or beef, and cooked either by grilling or pan-frying. My initial fear that the servings would be small was extinguished when a huge platter arrived on our table: two humongous sausages, some sauerkraut, mustard, and French fries. I got full just by looking at it.

Bratwurst, P320
I am no sausage expert, but while the Bratwurst was juicy and well-seasoned, I found it to be a little tough to cut. A tad too overcooked maybe? The skin was perfectly golden, so I really couldn’t tell. Remind me to experiment with these wieners at home next time.

We ordered the Hoff Burger simply because we like eggs with our burger (hello, Angel’s burger!)—and this one came topped with a perfect sunny side up. Which is not to say that the Angus beef patty was no good. Not to mention the pesto cream, tomato salsa, lettuce and alfalfa sprouts all sandwiched in this monster’s bagel bun.

The Hoff Burger came with loads of nicely seasoned French fries. Loved it!

The Hoff Burger, P380
I couldn’t resist getting the Currywurst, which is essentially a sausage smothered in curry ketchup. I was surprised that they served it whole; I would’ve preferred it to be sliced up already. Nevertheless, it was good—although I would have to say Wursty’s is still better.

Currywurst, P320
If it weren’t noontime, I would’ve grabbed a beer or two. Yes, it’s fully air-conditioned but I didn’t feel like boozing up before going to church! To cap off the meal instead, we ordered a Molten Chocolate Cake—an exquisite lava cake filled with the most delicious dark chocolate I’ve ever tasted! The filling called to mind the tablea chocolate from Cebu. I swear, this is the best lava cake I’ve had (so far)!

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Molten Chocolate Cake, P250
By the time we had completely demolished our dessert, we could hardly budge. Our Prost Braumeister meal was truly enjoyable, but somehow the weekend-lunch-only provision kind of ruined the experience. It would’ve been awesome to have a long night of chat and beer in its intimate ambience, but I was limited by … my voucher. In any case, I would love to visit again, maybe assemble a bigger group of friends and lounge around for hours. No matter how expensive or cheap your booze may be, it’s the “mahaba-habang kwentuhan” that makes beer extra special. Do you agree?

(Oh, and yes, “the more the merrier” also holds true for gang bangs.)

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Prost Braumeister
G/F Fort Pointe Bldg., 26th Ave cor. 5th Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
(02) 828-3940
Official Website: ProstPH
Facebook: Prost Braumeister

What is your favorite German restaurant in Manila?

Other restaurants in Fort Pointe: Early Bird Breakfast Club


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