How People Eat Hot Dogs Around The World
When it comes to comfort food, few things can match a delicious hot dog. Eating them isn’t just an American pastime; the practice has spread throughout the world and people in different countries have their own unique methods of consuming franks!
Amsterdam has a very serious version of the hot dog known to locals as “The Stoner.” This hot dog is a cross between a normal hot dog and a pizza, making it the perfect late-night snack for those visiting Amsterdam, and especially that city’s, well, stoner cafés. This style of dog can be found at numerous stands around the city.
The Argentinian version of the hot dog is made with spicy chorizo that’s wrapped in warm, crusty bread. The favorite topping to go along with the Argentinian hot dog is the local green sauce, chimichurri.
When it comes to hot dogs in Brazil, the more toppings the better. If you name a topping, it’s been added to a Brazilian dog — even items like quail eggs, mashed potatoes, corn, peas, cheese, and marinara sauce have been utilized. A common topping is shoestring French fries, because why eat them on the side when you can eat them on top of the hot dog itself?
The Chicago-style hot dog is a true classic in the States. It starts with a steamed, all-beef, natural-casing hot dog topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, sliced or wedged fresh tomatoes, a dill pickle, sweet pickle relish, pickled peppers, and a dash of celery salt. This iconic dog is served on a poppy seed bun, because Chicagoans clearly want you to make as much of a mess as possible while eating.
In the Czech Republic, if you have a hankering for a hot dog, it’s known as “párek v rohlíku,” which translates to “sausage in a roll.” Notice it’s not on a roll, because in this case, the roll is not cut in half. Instead, the Czechs punch a hole into the end of a bun and tuck the sausage inside.
While there is no shortage of sausage dishes in Germany, the one that most resembles a hot dog today is known as currywurst. In this case, the “bun” is served on the side, most often in the form of French fries. (OK, you got us, there’s no bun. But it doesn’t matter, because fries!) The main focus is the whole or sliced wurst topped with slightly spicy ketchup infused with curry.
The Icelandic version of the hot dog starts with a frank that’s a mixture of pork, beef, and lamb. Then it’s topped with pylsusinnep, an Icelandic mustard that’s brown and sweet. The adventurous hot dog eaters top it with rémoulade, a condiment made of mayonnaise mixed with capers, mustard, herbs, anchovies, and gherkins.
The folks of New Zealand like their hot dogs battered and fried, something very similar to a corn dog. They can choose toppings for their fried deliciousness that include ketchup or tomato sauce, keeping it simple and straightforward, yet still scrumptious.
The city of Vancouver is now famous for its Japadogs that combine Japanese ingredients with hot dogs — like the Terimayo, a beef hot dog topped with seaweed, teriyaki sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, and fried onions. Or you can take your Japadog and top it with grated radish, green onion, okonomi sauce, fried cabbage, and dried bonito flakes.
We hope you enjoyed today’s post on how people eat hot dogs around the world! Be sure to order your meats today at this link and get grilling!
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