SausageFest II: ZenDog, The Sail @ Marina Bay, Shenton, Singapore

Ex-Ku De Ta executive chef Dan Segall and ex-tv actor Robin Leong started this hole-in-the-wall joint. Quite difficult to find, you have to go round the building if you walk from  Shenton Way.

Decor: Outdoor siting only. No decor but comfortable chairs.

Service: Friendly and warm, and the (eurasian?) girl and (Malay?) boy are good-looking.

Food: Asian-inspired hotdogs. such as Chinese (Kungfu PanDog), Vietnamese (Fat Phat Dog), Japanese (hotto dogu) and Thai (Sawadee daaaag). Choice of beef or pork sausage.

Each costs $6. Top up $2 to get ZenChips and a drink. A drink costs $2 already, so might as well get the set if you want a drink.

K-Dog is topped with house-made kimchee, wasabi seaweed, bulgogi mustard and special guest performance by a k-pop star subjected to availability. The taste is what is described–nothing special. The ingredients don’t interact to give a sublime feeling. Like that lor.

Although I like my frankfurters hard, this beef sausage is too hard, no suppleness at all. It has to be a bit boing boing, if you know what I mean. Pick the pork sausage. The Shiok Dog has dark soy, coriander, fried shallots and Maggi chili sauce. That’s that lor. Again, like that lor.

The Zen Chips (pumpkin chips) taste like vegetable keropok. Like that lor.

Verdict: the hotdogs should take some viagra and put in more effort. The buns and sausages are so generic they taste like those at movie theaters. The food is mediocre and boring, so boring we don’t even want to spice up this review with inappropriate sex talk. Nothing you can’t cook at home. And given the poor location, how can the shop survive?

See SausageFest I: Purple Mustard and SausageFest III: Erich’s Wuerstelstand.

6 Marina Boulevard
The Sail @ Marina Bay #01-16
Singapore 018985

Rating: 2.386/ 5 korean dogstars 

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