What's this...apple on a hot dog with cheese? Excuse me whilst I empty out my wallet...
I've long sworn by the combination of apple and cheese; it's actually astounding how many wondrous flavours come out of pairing food with cheese. Cheese and chocolate, cheese and peanut butter...it's all good to me!
Where's Wally tables, a bus bell post and a wall studded with matchbox cars - if there was any restaurant that would have brought me back to your childhood...Run Amuk would be it! The surroundings are bound to get conversations going, even well after your first visit. Tracing the tables in search for that particular red sweater fellow is great for passing time whilst your hotdogs are being prepared to order.
As knowingly controversial as this may seem - I actually think that Run Amuk fries could rival that of McDonalds. As processed as the humble Macca's fry is, it's consistently hot, crisp and tasty when freshly fried. The same goes for Run Amuk's - they were as delicious as they were crunchy, evidently freshly cooked and made even better by that Coriander & Lime Aioli.
Whilst I did find the sausage filling a little pastey, the casing still crunched with every mouthful. What makes Run Amuk so good is their flavour combinations - The Mischief seems made for me; I couldn't love the combination of guacamole and jalapeños more!
It wasn't long before my tin roof plate was covered in diced apple rain - these hot dogs were stuffed and meant every flavour on the menu. The Tom Foolery was my favourite hot dog that I've tried thus far and I loved how it went so impeccably with the tamarind chutney and the aged cheddar. These aren't flavours that you would expect in a classic hot dog and yet - Rum Amuk manage to pull together the unexpected, so very well.
Their "Knickerbokerglory" dessert, (which I had come to know about through reading the Harry Potter series) is one thing on the menu that I'm dying to try next. With resilient light water sprays keeping al fresco diners cool and a fair few housemade cool drinks on the menu, Run Amuk seems like the ideal spot to sit back in on a warm afternoon. Till next time, I'll be dreaming of gorgeous, fried sweet nothings and anticipating the impressive flavours that are yet to come!