Saturday, November 22, 2008

So long, Sausage Co....

Sausage Co. is the first reason for starting up this blog space.

On this very day, arrangements were made to gather the entire family at the shop for their last lunch at Sausage Co.

We practically cleaned out the remaining stock of Bockwurst before we proceeded to attack the Bratwurst. :P

Through Sausage Co., I learnt that if one dares to dream and dreams hard enough, the dream would surely materialize. Regardless of the outcome, the learning process and experience is uniquely yours and yours only to keep .

When one customer assumes and asked, "Where is the location of the new shop?"

another complained, "My heart is broken"

and a third jokingly commented, "I feel like crying whenever I eat the hotdog because they are made with love"

You'll know it's all worth it... :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sausage Co Countdown: 7 more days to go.......

Sausage Co. will be closing down on 22 November 2008.

It had already served hotdogs for a solid 18 months, braving the thinning crowds and the consecutive closing down of neighbouring shops at Icon Village.

Compared to 18 months ago, the speed of serving up piping hotdogs was greatly improved, skills of toasting the buns and grilling the sausages were honed, rapport built with the regular customers, menu improved, shop front customized and even my mother learned to take orders in English!

On this very fateful day, 7 days before the official closure, I made my way down to the shop. I had to have my two favourite sausages: Bockwurst with salad & Bratwurst in a bun.

So much was learned, the efforts and hard work were all worth it! :)

I'm truly proud of my mother and brother!

Nah....Could Be Better

There was a time when the mere mention of Jack's Place brings back fond memories of savoury beef steaks. Back then, it was a luxury to dine in such a restaurant and the impression remains with me till recently.

So while I was scouting for a casual lunch venue one fine Saturday, it came as an extravagance when a suggestion was made to lunch at Jack's Place. I was still resisting the idea until I glimpsed at the menu and it came as a surprise to me that the price is actually quite affordable.

I was full of anticipation after I gave my order and couldn't wait to relive the fond memories of the juicy steak....

When it finally came, I was all armed with my knife and fork. The moment my teeth sank into the piece of meat, I was like "wait a minute....". The second and third mouthful only confirmed my doubt.... I have had better ones....

I'm still not sure if one's taste bud evolves with age? Like the concept of money, when it used to be a great deal to be able to save $50 in a year, it is now barely sufficient to even last me for a week.

Gone were the days....