Special sausage for Sunwolves

A unique Sunwolves sausage has been created for the side's first game in Singapore.
A unique Sunwolves sausage has been created for the side's first game in Singapore.PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

The Sunwolves' first appearance at the National Stadium on Saturday has inspired the creation of a new sausage infused with a distinctive Asian flavour.

The product will be on the menu when the team, co-based in Japan and Singapore, play their first match at the Sports Hub.

The Sunwolves are Asia's first franchise in the 18-team Super Rugby league, and will be playing in the Republic three times - on Saturday, then on March 26 and May 14.

The sausage has been jointly created by German master butcher Matthias Orth, Japanese chef Masato Tanaka and Sports Hub's executive chef Anthony Goh from Sats Delaware North.

Made from a mix of chicken and lamb, it has herb-based ingredients and a slight lemon and light-smoked taste. It will be topped with mayonnaise, teriyaki sauce and dried bonito flakes, served on a bed of potato chips.

Said Orth, 48, a Frankfurt native who has lived in Singapore for three years: "The sausage is adjusted to South-east Asian taste buds. It's an Asian fusion (product)."

About 24,000 sausages have been produced, and will be on sale exclusively at the food stalls at the National Stadium.

Alvin Chia

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2016, with the headline 'Special sausage for Sunwolves'. Print Edition | Subscribe