Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Joan Cooked Sausages 1

I'm titling this post as Joan Cooked Sausages 1 because I hope that there would be Joan Cooked Sausages 2, 3, 4 and many many more in the future. haha~

joan cooked sausages 1

How to make a nice homely dinner of pork and sausages, just follow the easy cooking of Joan!

Step 1: Buy the sausages.
I like them thick and fat and made of pork, but you might have other preference. But seriously, can you imagine a sausage that's short and thin? That would be so no fun, isn't it?

Step 2: Slice up the sausages.
Depending if you like circular or slanted, just slice them whatever way you like them to be. Thickness also depending on your preference, mine was about 3/4 a centimetre sliced slanted.

Step 3: Marinade with secret recipe.
The reddish thingie and black specked thingie are not blood and gore, but a secret recipe marinade I used to flavour my sausages. erm... I can't tell you what it is but you can come up with your own secret recipe too!

Step 4: Fry them golden brown.
Just agarate, fry them till they look cooked. Depending on how hot your oil and how well a cook you are, the time taken for the sausages may vary. I didn't know how long I took, and since I'm not a good cook, then well, cook longer lor. Overcooking better than undercooking.

Step 5: Blot out the excess oil.
erm... This is an additional step so that this recipe can get the healthier choice triangle logo thingie. erm... If you like oil, or you are less conscious of your health, then this is optional la.

Step 6: Serve with other sides.
I've named this dish Maxipork, so I served the sausages with baked pork loins and tomatoes, bacon and eggs salad and macaroni and cheese. tadah~ All home cooked and easy preparation yummy porky goodness!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dong Dae Mun

dong dae mun
Par Jon Sausage Roll $2.50 and Korean Jumbo BBQ Sausage $2.40 from Dong Dae Mun, this was the Vivocity branch.

I've been in love with Dong Dae Mun ever since I first ate their jumbo sausage. I even did a blow by blow food review in my main blog to spread my love for Dong Dae Mun. Now that I've a specialised sausage blog, I need to feature Dong Dae Mun some time or another. And of course, I had to eat the jumbo sausage again. Yes, it's an excuse for me to eat more. But this time, I decided to be adventurous and try out something new too, the Par Jon Sausage Roll was it.

The sausage roll was an onion pancake wrapped around a sausage. It tasted like onion, cabbage and pancake with a tinge of sausage flavour even though there is quite a significant piece of sausage. erm... I hate onions. Okay, maybe it's just me, the sausage roll was a big no no to me. I didn't even finish it, I ate about 1/5 of it, then passed to my friend, then ate another two more mouths of it, and we still didn't finish it, but I picked out the sausage to bite on so as not to waste, but I did throw the rest of the pancake away.

The jumbo sausage on the other hand is a big yay! Fat, juicy, herbie, yummy.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Vivocity Food Republic Pick n Grill

vivocity food republic pick n grill
German Sausage Set from Pick n Grill at Vivocity Food Republic, served here with fries, an egg, beans and salad, at $7.80.

This is the first time I ate this sausage set, but the second time I ate at that stall. The food is freshly cooked, so it has a certain standard, but as it's also a little stall in a larger context, and its specialities are, wait, what are its specialities? Anyway, it's a decent eat, but nothing to wow over me.

There are two types of sausages, one was pork the other was chicken, so there's a variety, not too bad. But having been to the land of sausages and beer, I'm not too convinced that this can be passed of as authentic German sausages. The only redeeming point about the sausages is that like those from Germany, they're high in the herb content, and this set of sausages did have quite aromatic herbs in them. The fries were great, which is quite a surprise. The egg was pretty nice, I like eggs too. I watched the cook cook the egg, he let the egg slowly cook so that it's not too runny and it's just nice. And as usual, I left the salad untouch, though I did try to eat a couple of cold beans.

I usually prefer pork sausages to chicken ones as it's clear from my tagline that real sausages are made of pork, but in this case, I prefer the chicken sausages to the pork ones. The first bite into the pork sausage, the meat was very fatty, but there was a strong taste of herbs. I tried the second bite with tartar sauce, bingo. Luckily I loitered around the stall for a while, and when the cook saw me rather reluctant to leave, he offered me some tartar sauce. I was actually looking for salt, but tartar was just the thing I needed in retrospect. The chicken was just as herbie as the pork sausage, but the meat was leaner and thus tastier than the pork one. I tried the chicken one both with and without the tartar sauce, but concluded that without tasted better.

There's another jumbo sausage set with mash potato offered, but I think I'll leave that for another day to try, yup, I'll return to this stall another time.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sausage Attack

‘Just William jape’ lands boy, 12, in court for attack with sausage

A 12-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with assaulting a man with a sausage.

It was, the judge mused, like an episode from the Just William novels. Except that William was never hauled before a youth court at a cost to the taxpayer of £2,000 – and even he would have struggled to terrorise someone with a bite-sized snack.

The elderly victim was walking home from a pub in Wythenshawe, Manchester, when he became involved in an argument with the boy. Manchester Youth Court was told that the dispute got out of hand and the boy threw a cocktail sausage in anger, striking the man on the shoulder.

The court was not told whether the sausage was cooked, raw or frozen.

Adjourning the hearing, District Judge Tim Devas questioned why the case had been pursued and suggested that the Crown should reconsider. “I was brought up in the era of Just William,” he said. “You may not remember it, but this incident sounds similar.

“Clearly there are certain things that should be done with a 12-year-old, and you shoul-dn’t be bringing them into the court system unless it’s absolutely necessary.

“If he has done what was suggested, it is very bad behav-iour. But is it in the public interest to prosecute a 12-year-old boy who threw a sau-sage?”

Oliver Gardner, for the defence, said the move “beggars belief”. He added: “It’s crazy; they are criminalising children. Where is the discretion or logic on the police’s behalf when they charge a 12-year-old with assault with a cocktail sausage?

“It beggars belief that they have put this boy through the trauma of the criminal justice system, locking him up at the police station and then hauling him before the court. Where is the sense of such an exercise?”

Dianne Oliver, for the prosecution, said that she would take the case to her superiors to review the charge.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies assault. His mother, who sat next to him in court, said that he had been unable to sleep the night before his hearing. She added: “It’s an absolute joke, and I’m disgusted by it.” She said that he had been “worried sick that he would be sent to prison”.

Last November a judge criticised Alf Bridges, a retired 67-year-old labourer, for wasting court time by trying to retrieve the £1,200 he said he had spent wooing a woman who answered a lonely hearts advertisement. At the time, District Judge Ian Evans said: “I am not here to examine people’s private lives unless they raise any legal issues. This is one of the most misconceived cases I have ever had the misfortune of dealing with. It should never have got here.”

In April a man charged with harassing his ex-wife after he sent her just two letters was cleared by a magistrate who criticised Crown lawyers for pursuing the case.

Just William’s way

“ Running for dear life, he dashed down the next street, leaving in his wake an elderly gentleman nursing his toe and cursing volubly. As he neared his gate, William again drew the pencil from his pocket and, still looking back down the road, and firing as he went, he rushed into his own gateway.

William’s father, who had stayed at home that day because of a bad headache and a touch of liver, picked himself up from the middle of a rhododendron bush and seized William by the back of his neck.

“You young ruffian,” he roared, “what do you mean by charging into me like that?”

William gently disengaged himself.

“I wasn’t chargin’, Father,” he said meekly.

“I was only jus’ comin’ in at the gate, same as other folks.

I jus’ wasn't looking jus’ the way you were coming, but I can't look all ways at once, cause . . .”

“Be quiet!” roared William’s father. Like the rest of the family, he dreaded William’s eloquence.

Source: extracted from Just William Goes to the Pictures


This is so cool, not only sausages are good for eating and snacking, they can also be used as attacking tools! haha~ In a naughtier sense, sausages can also do many other fun fun things, but this is a food blog, so I'm only going to write about the edible ones. Just ate some sausages today, so watch this space for more updates! Will edit the pics and put them up as soon as I've the time~

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Standard Sausage from Breadtalk which I bought from the AMK Hub branch for $1.30 per piece.

I don't like Breadtalk's stuff because there's this awful stale smell coming from the stall sort of like that puking-inducing smell coming from Pepper Lunch, though Breadtalk isn't as bad. I prefer to buy my bread from Four Leaves. But for the sake of this blog, and since I was on the way, and more importantly because I was hungry, I decided to buy one of those sausage buns to try.

It's edible la, but nothing to wow over about it. There's too much bread to too little sausage content, and for $1.30 it's not really worth its price, but then again, it's about the standard price for all buns everywhere.

Monday, August 20, 2007

GoGo Franks

gogo franks
Cheese Balls from GoGo Franks at 5 for $2, 10 for $3.80, I've got the 10 pieces one here. This was bought from the AMK Hub branch, but there are many other branches littered around Singapore.

GoGo goes back a long way with me, I remember some years back when good quality sausages sold in sausage stands were still a novelty in Singapore. Other than the one at Chinatown, GoGo came into the picture with a stall at Takashimaya's Food Square. It was relatively affordable for good sausages, and the sausages were better than those in the market. However, as GoGo expanded with many other branches sprouting about Singapore, and with the introduction of other better and yummier sausage stands, it's sad to say GoGo is no longer one of my favoured sausage stands around.

But I still enjoy their cheese balls because they're cheap and bite sized and I can just pop them into my mouth for a quick snack. Unlike the other sausages which are grilled, the cheese balls are boiled, so it's somewhat less oily.

I usually pop the whole ball into my mouth, but for the sake of this blog, I bit the ball into half to showcase in insides of the ball and the supposed cheese oozing from within. Yup, there isn't much cheese, but you can still taste it if you pop the whole piece in your mouth and chew slowly.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

NUS Bizad Canteen Western Stall

bizad canteen western stall
Cheese sausage from the Western stall at Bizad canteen in NUS, served here with honey roasted leg and pasta. $4.90, but the cheese sausage is only $1.90.

I start of my sausage blog with my very favourite sausages in Singapore, the ones at Bizad canteen. It's a shame that the best sausages in Singapore has to be found in a school canteen, but I'm glad that it is so because it means that the best sausages in Singapore are also the cheapest ones around.

What's so great about this sausage is that it is really long, long enough to make you feel good about eating it, but not too long to make you want to puke cheese after that. It's also fat, that makes it filled with enough pork and cheese, and this cheese sausage has one of the highest cheese content in sausages I've ever eaten. Best eaten as it is on its own, and eat it fresh off the grill!

I had it with the roasted leg which was decent with a strong aroma of herbs, and the generic pasta which the stall owner loves to douse it with a generous serving of the black pepper sauce which is not really that savoury.

The Sausage Blog

Hi all, this is the starting of my new blog. In this blog, I'll be more focused and will only talk about sausages, or anything that's stuffed into a tube and can be consumed that some people call sausages, some hotdogs, some bratwurst, or whatever. I'll write less and post more pictures, really nice looking pictures of the sausages and be less rambly.

The reason why I'm setting up this specialised blog is because I'm seeing more and more themed flogs, food blogs, popping up and around, and food is one of my biggest loves, and out of all the food, I really can survive on sausages alone for the rest of my life, even though I don't wish that would happen. Hence I decided to do up this blog and join the flogging community as a full fledged flogger.

I'll make use of this opportunity and source out all the sausages in the little island of Singapura, and I'll eat them all up. Of course, not before I take pictures of them in various angles, note down all the details about them, and post them up on this blog to highlight my little feat. This gives me a really good excuse to eat more sausages and make it part of a regular diet.

Watch this space!