Sex and the City, Friends, Seinfeld, these are all the shows that define New York, and for many people, New York is America. But what is American cuisine? That is a question I have a hard time answering. Its te same with Singapore cuisine. I can’t quite pin it down. Southern bbq perhaps? But the answer became little clearer as I found myself wandering through Central Park. Hot dogs, pretzel, bagels and pizza. Sure, perhaps not entirely reflective of America’s cuisine as a country, but bagels, hot dogs are as New York as the Big Apple will let them be. So it really wasn’t difficult to convunce myself to eat a hot dog while lking through literary walk even though I knew that the ketchup would eventually rind a new home on my jeans and leave my hands a sticky mess. After all, what else can you do when you find yourself in New York on a nice sunny day?
A New York hot dog is also the easiest meal to make. EVER. You can grill the dog, or boil it in water. The key I the ketchup. Stick the grillled dog in the bread, spread ketchup generously and lunch is served.