Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hot dogs in sydney

Well, ever seen those movies on hbo where they show New York, the busy streets and the police detective stopping momentarily to buy a hot dog before he moves on. And in the next frame is a close up of the juicy sausage topped with mustard and when the first bite is taken, its a momentary orgasm when time stops, people on the street stop and wait for the taste to be savoured with every bite till it mashes and melts and you take the gulp. And then everything resumes.
Having seen this again and again, I for one have developed a craving for the perfect hotdog. But here comes the twist. Being the Indian HIndu fan prohibits me from trying the hot dog everywhere as the sausage is made out of beef and pork, both prohibited. In fact I did try out the pork sausage once accidentally and another time pretendingly accidentally in Netherlands.
Coming back to my love for hot dogs, I set upon the journey for the ideal Indian hot dog options nd experience in the aussie land. Determined to gi as far as I can, there were loads of disappointment until I came across two places.
Place 1: chatswood street market, thursday and friday.
When you come out if the train station and go up the escalator to the right of tue bus interchange, the street markets start off. The street market is every Thursday and one of the first shops is the hot dog shop. Its a german shop and sells simple hotdogs and nothing else. A few varieties avaliable but the one i tried is the chicken sausage. You order, and he grills on the hot plate before putting it onto a roll. Add saukerkrat or the fried onions with a bit of hot mustard nd served within minutes. Must say the mustard is quite the zing on a winter night. Good wholesome hotdog for 6or 7 bucks. NOT A BAD DEAL AT ALL.
If I am in the area.. Id definitely go in.
More details www.thegermanhut.com.au
Email Info@thegermanhut.com.au
Phone +61 412 984 221
Option 2:
Westfeild mall near pit street in the city (sydney). Food court on the level below max brenner.
There is this hot dog shop which i think hit the spot for me. Lods of options in different styles. Went in for the chicken hot dog and it nearly made me cry. Delicate and juicy chicken sausage, topped with parmesan cheese and rocket and freah tomato.
I'd say the best one I have had till now and trust me, it worth a visit. You have tge options to customize your hotdog as well with the type of roll etc.
The place is called Snag Stand. Place for Haute Dawgs. They brand themselves as gourmet hot dogs and artisan in nature.
I also tried the lamb and rosemary hotdog and liked it, all though to be honest its the chicken one  I remember. Meal under aud 15. They serve chips, salads and cold drinks with the hot dogs.
Would I go there again?
Yes, Id definitely go there if I am craving for hot dogs
Level 5 food court, 188 pitt street.
can be frustrating...

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1 comment:

  1. Nice write up PK.
    I still remember Chatswood street market. Remember we use to go there for kebabs and other things while we were in Chatswood!!