Be Frank

April 15, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Be Frank
290 Orchard Road
#B1-K26 Paragon


http://www.coney.com.sg/


Set Meal
Set Meal (SGD $9.90)



Classic Gourmet Hotdogs

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 4
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $10 per person.


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Now, let's be frank. I love American hotdogs, and actually will go out of my way to eat them. But they haven't done that well in Singapore, though we've had some great concepts over the years, largely due to the lack of popularity or demand for hotdogs. Opening in April 2017, Be Frank is among the latest to try and buck the trend with their gourmet hotdog offerings. With a combination of affordable, value for money prices, convenient grab-and-go concept, and delicious quality hotdogs, Be Frank looks set to continue doing well.

Ambience at Be Frank is bright, cheery, and attractive. As a takeaway kiosk, there is no seating whatsoever, though there are a couple of standing ledges if you wish to eat on the spot. The display is attractive; you can see the plump and juicy sausages grilling, while the array of toppings laid out looks so appetizing. Part of the appeal is watching the staff build your hotdog to order.

Service at Be Frank is good. The friendly and cheerful staff are engaging, and display good product knowledge, able to guide customers and offer suggestions. Everything is self-service here, from ordering and making payment over the counter, to self-collection of orders. They've tied-up with delivery services for those nearby. Customisation is simply a matter of request, staff usually are willing to accomodate.

Food at Be Frank is all about American style hotdogs. The base features a juicy tender crunchy plump sausage of either chicken or pork, with a good range of toppings to go with it. Quality is above average, and taste is delicious. I also like that staff build the hotdog carefully, stacking it properly. However, the menu is fairly limited. Portions are sized for individuals. Prices are affordable, even for students, budget about SGD $10 per person for a set meal here.


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Be Frank Facade
Be Frank Facade


Be Frank Menu
Be Frank Menu



The set meal comes with a choice of soft drink, such as Soft Drink Sprite or Soft Drink Fanta Grape; and a choice of either Croquettes or Fries (SGD $3 Set). The Croquettes stand out here; having a crisp, crunchy crumb batter outside, while the inside is creamy smooth; the mashed potato is studded with bacon bits and gooey mozzarella cheese. The result is a bold burst of savoury salty cheesy flavour. Among the better potato croquettes around. Garnished with mayonnaise and spring onions. Good! The Fries are thick cut, fluffy on the inside, slightly crisp and salty savoury on the outside. Shiok!

Soft Drink Sprite
Soft Drink Sprite (SGD $3 Set)


Soft Drink Fanta Grape
Soft Drink Fanta Grape (SGD $3 Set)


Croquettes
Croquettes (SGD $3 Set)


Croquettes


Fries
Fries (SGD $3 Set)


Fries



The Spicy Coney's Island Hotdog (SGD $6.90) features a juicy, tender inside crunchy outside, pork sausage bratwurst, within a decent hotdog bun that is fluffy and semi-soft, but not toasted or buttered. Topped with a generous amount of chewy minced beef chili con carne, tender white onions, bird's eye chili, and crunchy spring onions. Bold savoury salty meaty flavours with a hint of spicy on the palate. Messy to eat, but so tasty. Highly recommended!

Spicy Coney's Island Hotdog (SGD $6.90)


Spicy Coney's Island Hotdog
Spicy Coney's Island Hotdog


Spicy Coney's Island Hotdog



The Truffle Egg Mayo Hotdog (SGD $6.90) features a juicy, bouncy inside snappy outside, chicken sausage frankfurter, within a decent hotdog bun that is fluffy and semi-soft, but not toasted or buttered. Topped with a generous amount of creamy egg mayonnaise, a dash of truffle oil, and crunchy spring onions. Delicate eggy sweet savoury flavours with a hint of earthy on the palate. A delicious breakfast / brunch treat. Good!

Truffle Egg Mayo Hotdog (SGD $6.90)


Truffle Egg Mayo Hotdog
Truffle Egg Mayo Hotdog


Truffle Egg Mayo Hotdog



The Cheezy Mushroom Hotdog (SGD $7.50) features a juicy, tender inside crunchy outside, pork sausage bratwurst, within a decent hotdog bun that is fluffy and semi-soft, but not toasted or buttered. Topped with a generous amount of tender button mushrooms, fragrant garlic, and luscious raclette cheese. Bold earthy cheesy savoury flavours with a hint of salty on the palate. A very meaty treat. Good!

Cheezy Mushroom Hotdog (SGD $7.50)


Cheezy Mushroom Hotdog
Cheezy Mushroom Hotdog


Cheezy Mushroom Hotdog



The Bac & Cheeze Hotdog (SGD $7.50) features a juicy, bouncy inside snappy outside, chicken sausage frankfurter, within a decent hotdog bun that is fluffy and semi-soft, but not toasted or buttered. Topped with a generous amount of crispy bacon bits, and luscious raclette cheese. Bold cheesy savoury flavours with a hint of salty on the palate. Slightly messy to eat, as the loose bacon bits will keep falling off. Good!

Bac & Cheeze Hotdog (SGD $7.50)


Bac & Cheeze Hotdog
Bac & Cheeze Hotdog


Bac & Cheeze Hotdog



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