Hotdog Craving

Good hotdogs are something pretty much impossible to find in Brisbane, and almost the whole of Australia. Now and again you will find a German hotdog stand at some street market or other, but in terms of store food that doesn’t decide to pack up and change locations every time i try find it, i don’t know where to go.

I spent a few months working in Texas a couple of years ago and found that despite high high hopes of finding a real American hotdog that i have heard so much about, i came up pretty empty handed. Americans (Texans at least) don’t know the joy of fresh bread as far as i can work out. Besides that everything was pretty much the same as a 7-11 version offered up to us over here, which i do enjoy at times depending on the levels of inebriation exerting its influence at the time.

And so my search continues.

In one of the new buildings in the Chinatown mall in Fortitude Valley i came across this little store. By the way i did find good Mexican food in Texas 🙂 But i will save that for another day.

The item i was after (menu don’t look so readable) is the Salvadorian Hotdog. I was expecting something interesting at least.

But i was disappointed yet again. The hotdog was very bland and watery.

All i could see to make it Salvadorian was a little tasteless bean paste stuff and a piece of lettuce. I was hungry though and did eat it all, but will not be back in a hurry.

To go with this i tried the only non-standard drink the place offered.

Some sort of Creaming Soda. Apparently Salvadorian, but made in California and also brandishing “LA ORIGINAL” which didn’t seem too Salvadorian to me. But it was good, very good. Maybe i just enjoyed creaming soda out of a glass bottle, something I’m sure I’ve never done before. I may be back for one of these as i wander past to the bank at lunch.

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Growing veggies, keeping the solar going and listening to music; one might think Roy never leaves his home with his green thumb yet he is an adventurous foodie who loves trying the weird and wonderful cuisines of any culture. An electrical engineer by trade his nerdiness also crosses over into his love for folk music and playing warhammer.

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