Anyone will tell you that in Singapore, there’s absolutely no such thing as there not being food around. With so many eateries and restaurants peppered all over the island, it’s a miracle more people aren’t perpetually spoiled for choice when it comes to their meals.
I found myself in a similar position yesterday, when I was in town around dinner, and I was starving. I was around PoMo Shopping Center, and having not eaten the whole day, boy was I ready for a good meal. The only problem was, there was so much to choose from, I simply couldn’t decide what to eat.
Since it was the 4th of July, we decided to get the most Western thing in eyeshot, which just so happened to be Hotdogs Inc.
At first glance, Hotdogs Inc.’s outlet at PoMo Shopping Center seemed like any other unassuming food outlet, with a no-frills, almost barebones layout consisting of a counter to order at, a condiment station, and ample seating. Little did I know, I was in for one of the best hotdog experiences of my life.
As soon as we stepped up to the counter to order, we were greeted with warm smiles and pleasantness. The person taking our order, whom we later discovered was the manager of the outlet, was very helpful in explaining the different dogs they had, as well as telling us about the current promotions they were having. This may not seem like much, but anyone who’s worked F&B before can tell you that having to repeat the same information to everyone who walks up to the counter, and still doing it with a genuine smile, is not an easy feat.
My colleague decided to go for the Spicy Italian Sausage dog, which was the special of the day. Simply loaded with flavour, the Spicy Italian Sausage dog is made with fresh Wild Rocket Leaves, Purple Cabbage and Round Cabbage, topped with Hotdog Relish, Tomato & Cheese Sauce.
As delicious as this dog looks, though, something else caught my eye.
When I go out to eat, I usually have a couple of habits.
- No vegetables.
I personally find that the taste of the vegetables can sometimes overpower and distract from the flavour of the meat, rather than complement it.
Yup, meat. Lots and lots of meat.
Because who doesn’t love sauce?
Even though the picture does show that there is a little greenery in the dish, it was the last thing on my mind as soon as I read what was in this beast.
“Spoilt for choice between Beef & Pork Sausages? Our Wienerli Sausage contains both top-grade Beef & Pork so You can have the best of both worlds by choosing our Wienerli sausage!
Our WIENERLI SAUSAGE hotdog bun comes with fresh Wild Rockets, Purple Cabbage, Round Cabbage, Onions, Tomato and topped with Sweet Relish & our home-made Chilli Crab Mayo.”
Come on. With a description like that, you’d be insane to turn down this bad boy.
The MOST flavorful dog I’ve had in ages, HANDS DOWN!
- A perfectly cooked sausage
- The relish added a layer of unexpected complexity
- Chili Crab Mayo empowered every bite with an umami overload.
If they have food in heaven, this would be on their menu.
Hotdogs Inc. is currently running Weekday Specials that offer you discounts on selected dogs and meals on different days.