Live your Life. Do you live to eat or eat to live? This is the quinessential question that you must ask your self and introspect. If you live to eat, this blog is the place. As I proceed on a journey of gastronomical voyage across the various parts of India and other coutries, this blog details on reviews of good places to eat. Bon Appetite...!!!
Monday, January 20, 2014
All right, this one is about hot dogs. Something so
tantalizing. I mean if you think about it, its just about a hot dog and a bun.
But if you fall in love with it, think about the juicy sausage, just perfectly
cooked, and topped on a roll with spicy sauce, mustard, cheese. I mean, as I
was growing up in India, there were two things. Firstly all those American
movies which feature the quick hot dog shops and takeaways on the streets of New
Secondly the craze for fast food
and American food in India which we went through in India as kids, as India
transitioned in the 80’s and 90’s from the closed economy to an semi open
The Vegetarian Toulouse(front) - Chicken & Rocket(rear)
In India, the beauty of it is that since its predominantly a
nation which loves chicken and goat, you can get version of juicy chicken
sausages or mutton sausages. But when you come abroad, the true sausage is all
about meat- beef and or pork. Well, in
Sydney, one of my favorite joints to have hot dogs is the Snag Stand. Located in
the food court in the Westfield Mall, the hot dogs are really great and popular.
Contrary to the American version of just a sausage and some sauce, the Snag
Stand really gives you interesting gourmet hot dogs.
These are delicious hand crafted hot dogs, with a gourmet and
The Greek Lamb and Rosemary Hot Dog
Well if you ask me, whenever I have a craving for hot dogs,
this is the place. There are lot of interesting variants. For the review today,
I’ll cover the three that I could possibly try- the chicken hot dog, the lamb
one and the vegetarian one.
The Chicken and Rocket hot dog, has a fresh poppy roll. There
is a delicious and juicy chicken sausage. It is topped with rocket leaves, pesto,
aioli. There is delicious level of fresh grated or shaved parmesan cheese along
with fresh tomatoes. One bite and it is
heaven. For me it the best one.
The next one in the line is the Greek hot dog. The greek
hot dog has the grilled lamb sausage. It is served on a toasted poppy seed roll.
In terms of toppings, fresh tomato and onions. What makes it interesting is
that there is crumbled feta cheese and mayonnaise. The sausage is bit tougher than the chicken one, which is extremely
juicy. The lamb sausage has a smoky flavor, a bit chewy and yet with the
typical lamb flavor. Pretty darn good again.
The last option is the vegetarian one. Well, this one is
interesting one. On one of the Tuesdays, when I am a vegetarian by choice and I
was out on Christmas eve, I was starving and looking out for a veg option. Pleasantly
surprised to find a veg option, in fact there were four. The Veg Nacho Libre, Toulouse
Vegetarian, the spicy veggie chorizo, and the beetroot horseradish. Well, the
Veg Nacho Libre had run out and I presume that’s probably the more popular one.
The Veg Toulouse was not that bad. I mean, it had a veggie
potato and sage sausage. There was rosemary and mushrooms, and aioli. The
garlic favored mayonnaise went pretty well. To be honest, if I didn’t have to a
vegetarian, I would probably not have it again, as sausages have to have some
meat in it. The veg hot dog did taste descent, but its not what I crave for to
Also, when you order a meal, go for the chips which are
claimed to be from 100% tassy potatoes.
All in all, a great place. Most hot dogs cost about $10. With the fries
and drink, it may go up to about $14.