I had a breakfast meeting with a celebrity chef friend and I thought I’d better find an interesting place to eat. Since I’m doing a little project on hot dogs, I wanted to kill 2 birds with my stone, so I decided on a good hot dog place in town. I was recommended to try Purple Mustard.
I was told the best selling dog was the Barnyard Dog (S$9). It’s a beef and Guinness sausage topped with caramelized onions, purple mustard and sriracha remoulade. I wonder if it’s the most popular dog because it has its owner’s name in it. The sausage was crunchy, though I don’t quite remember how it tasted like… probably because the toppings over-powered the taste of the sausage. Overall, it was very good.
My friend had a Chihuahua (S$10). The hot dog was as big as mine. Hmmm…. ok ok, this is not a lesson on pet dogs. Anyway, I had a bite and it was okay… nothing to bark about. It consisted of a Chorizo pork sausage, with guacamole, roasted red pepper salsa, black bean mix, and sour cream on a honey oatmeal bun. That alone is a mouthful.
I must comment on my drink. It’s called Horchata ($2.50). Sounds exotic. It’s a Mexican drink made from fragrant rice, almond, brown sugar and spices. It tasted like soybean milk with spices.
The biggest challenge was it got really messy eating these dogs. I mean… my hands are not small and I do have a big mouth but it was still a feat for me. We ended up using forks and knives. Kills the joy of eating a hot dog though. The owner came up to ask for feedback and said they are sourcing for bigger buns so more of the toppings can go into the bun to prevent it from spilling out. Good idea… I just need a bigger mouth. Heh.
Icon Village #01-31/32
12 Gopeng Street
Opens 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri) / 12pm – 9pm (Sat)