Hotdog lovers can find their way to Hafudog, a gourmet hot dog eatery serving up fun fusion hot dogs in the middle Singapore’s CBD.
Located at 35 Robinson Rd next to SO Sofitel and opposite Lau Pa Sat, Hafudog aims bring an interesting spin on the all-American hot dog. I thought that their menu design looked kind of Shake-Shack.
In an area where rice bowl and salad shops are prevalent, it will be interesting to see how the Raffles Place folks react to something seemingly more ‘sinful’.
From the response I saw, in which the eatery was bustling and queue all the way to the door, it seemed that Hafudog had hit the right notes.
The Chef of Hafudog is a global citizen of Chinese-Canadian-British background that has been in the industry for 10+ years.
All their hot dogs are produced with 100% natural sausages, while breads are sourced fresh by local artisans daily.
The hotdog would come with the standard Farmhouse Chicken Sausage, but the cashier highly recommended an upgrade to their Kurobuta Pork Sausage which would be an additional 50 cents.
Flavours include the Japanese Soyo ($9, $9.50), Pacific West-Coast Torched Cheese ($9.50, $10), Vietnamese Banh Bao ($8.50, $9), Mexican Vato ($8.50, $9), and Vegetarian Fajitarian ($9.00).
I had Torched Cheese Hot Dog ($10), topped up with specially created cheese sauce, cheese that would be further torched, and a pinch of furikake.
The first impression was a positive one.
While most hotdogs elsewhere would be served in a standard box with some mustard and ketchup, the toppings and sauces are all made in house. They actually put some effort into its presentation.
I enjoyed the fresh and soft bun, while the Kurobuta sausage was succulently juicy yet not overly fatty.
The entire combination from bun, sausage to sauces blended well as a whole, with the cheesy sauce adding some sweetness to balance off the sharpness of other components.
Unfortunately, the Truffle Mushroom Soup I had turned out to be comparatively disappointing, unusually thick and not very aromatic.
I would recommend diners to come off peak because when the store was packed, it got rather claustrophobic and some orders seemed to have got mixed up.
35 Robinson Road #01-03 Singapore, 068876
Tel: +65 6203 1011
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6:30pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun