Monday, March 12, 2007

Olly Olson, Wardour Street (part 2)

More 'Scandanavian street food' from the Olly Olson menu. Today's double whammy was a Norwegian Polse followed by a simple organic, Belgian sausage hot dog.

First up this time: The Norwegian Polse.

This is a hot dog sausage wrapped in a Lompe - a potato pancake. Inside is ketchup and mustard and if you like you can have some prawn mayo in there too (I didn't go for the prawn mayo).

I did like the sausage in this one. It was a classic hot dog sausage, really. Meaty yet moist. The ketchup and mustard worked wonderfully with it. There was an unmistakable flavour of street food about it.

The Lompe potato pancake was nice enough but not special. Quite chewy - a bit like an Indian chappati but plainer. This same sausage inside a conventional hot dog bun would have been delicious. As it is, the wrap doesn't quite have that bread-y magic of a sausage sandwich. Still quite tasty, though.

3.4 out of 5. Unusual. The sausage is the star.

Next up, what's described on the menu as simply 'Organic Belgian sausage'. This could be the simplest hot dog of the lot. It really is just small, thin sausages inside the fluffy, white organic bun used in the other Olly Olson hot dogs. The menu says it comes with relish, but I was offered brown sauce, which I went along with.

Not much to say about this. The sausage is lean and quite dark. Reminded me of a North African merguez, only less spicy. The substantial bread roll was a bit too big for the sausage cocooned within.

3 out of 5. A very basic hot dog, but using good quality ingredients.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lompe with fiskeböller, a tiny bit of gammelost and nutella is not bad either