All The Things I Eat

Filipino Hot Dog

By on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 6:36 am

The best tasting dish I sampled at Googa Mooga, the Filipino hot dog hit the sweet, savory, spicy notes in all the right places.

Earlier in the day, a friend had recommended the Filipino hot dogs as one of the best foods available, and he was right. Based on that recommendation, we decided to brave the modest line and in a few minutes were rewarded with the fusion hot dog.

The whole thing was remarkably sweet, with hints of spice and the crispy skin of the sausage link.

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Bánh Mì Hot Dog

By on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Bánh Mì Hot Dog

Fusing Vietnamese cuisine and American hot dogs? Yeah, I’ll have that.

I was up in a cabin near Woodstock, New York celebrating a friend’s birthday when everyone had the brilliant idea to take a hike up to Kaaterskill Falls. None of us had bothered eating lunch at that point, so after a strenuous uphill and equally strenuous downhill trek, we stopped at hot dog stand along the way home.

The menu listed the usual assortment of dogs, but I knew the Bánh Mì dog was for me. I was in the middle of nowhere New York State about to eat a hot dog and here was one with pâté and vegetables. Yeah, obviously that was the choice.

With just the addition of a bit of hot sauce, the bánh mì dog hit the spot. I’ve had better bánh mì and I’ve had better hot dogs, but never together. I would definitely eat again, if I could only find the hot dog stand.

A hot dog truck
Somewhere on Highway 23A
Kaaterskill Falls, NY