Sausage Co. Hotdogs, Icon Village
The Icon is a new housing development next door to the Amara Hotel, conveniently enough with a small retail mall on the ground floor. I went over there today to see if there were anything interesting, but half of the shops weren't even open yet. Without much else of a choice, I stopped at this little hot dog stand on the side (12 Gopeng Street #01-21, 6534-9876).
It seemed simple enough; pick your sausage and toppings. I grabbed a beef hot dog, topped it with some sauerkraut, tomatoes, and mustard, and down it went. While nothing to make me shout for joy, the dog was better than I thought it would be. Interestingly, the bun was like some of that soft local bread that's commonly baked around here.
It was a bit small though, so I went back for another, this time grabbing the bockwurst. I knew better than to ask for chili (or as they called it, the "American beef chili"), but I wasn't going to jump to conclusions yet, and was hoping that it would surprise me. Tough chance...this chili was sweet (ugh!). And what's that weird-looking ball on top? A scoop of cold mashed potatoes (don't ask).
Clearly I need to go for better toppings next time, but at least the wiener itself was fine. And in case you're wondering why the surface in the background of the photos looks like cement, it's because this was just a outward-facing stand without any seating, so I just sat down on the ground and ate. That's probably all that this will be for me then: a quick snack in case I need a bite to or from the train station. There are a couple Korean restaurants slated to open at the Icon soon that I do want to check out though.