So ever since my first visit made to Ho Jia Ga for the Sausage with Sticky Rice, I have been actually craving for more — tried some variants from other establishments but found theirs to be perhaps the best I could find in Singapore (though I will like to think that I have yet to try every single version from the various establishments around).

Managed to have got my parents to try them out since we were around the area (and I was heavily craving for one), but mum got hooked and wanted to return a second time. Given how we loved their original variant, we went for the spicy sausage this time round — still very enjoyable given how the glutinous rice is sticky and encased in a snappy casing similar to that which comes with the Taiwanese sausage which gives it an extra chew; all that whilst also coming stuffed with pickles and minced garlic and sauce for a savoury, tangy flavour that compliments so well with the Taiwanese sausage. Their house-made sausages are very well-executed too; chunky and sufficiently thick, whilst coming with a sweet note typical of the type of sausage that it is and seemingly encased in the same sort of casing that comes with the glutinous rice — the spicy variant of the sausage comes with piquant hint of spiciness that tickles the tastebud, and is relatively manageable for those who can handle moderate levels of spiciness which gives a further contrast of flavours as compared to the original variant.

Being made from a 60 year-old recipe as claimed by themselves on a poster that is hung outside the kiosk, Ho Jia Ga’s Sausage with Sticky Rice is possibly the best it can get given how travel restrictions are in place with the pandemic still being a concern all around the world. Whilst I have not been to Taiwan and thus cannot comment on the authenticity of their variant, I can’t deny how theirs is probably the most well-executed version that I have come across — one that I would most certainly crave for and have again. Whilst seemingly a kiosk that have gained quite a fair bit of popularity with the residents around Potong Pasir these days, Ho Jia Ga is still much of a hidden gem worth going for.