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The East-Meets-West Fusion Hot Dog

Updated on October 30, 2014
Asian Fusion Hot Dog
Asian Fusion Hot Dog

Did you know that hot dogs are quite popular here in Japan? Of course it's not always easy trying to find one unless you happen to be at a McDonald's for breakfast. Yes, they serve the hot dog ( called a McHotDog ) as a breakfast item and ONLY for breakfast. You can also find them at the concession stands of movie theaters as well as the local Costco or IKEA stores. 

I myself do enjoy the occasional sausage in a bun and since I haven't had one in awhile, I decided to make some for an easy dinner. However I decided to spruce up the dog a bit, especially since a friend was coming over to watch an episode of Glee with me. 

Introducing the East-Meets-West Hot Dog

This is my take on an east-meets-west version of a hot dog. I basically combined an all-American hot dog with a garlic-infused Asian stir-fry. Instead of mustard or ketchup, I used mayonnaise spiked with wasabi to give it a surprising kick. Finally the entire thing is smothered in melted cheese. How's that for a crazy fusion hot dog?

At first I wasn't so sure about the combinations of flavors and like many things in life, you never know until you actually try it. I'm happy to say that they turned out better than I expected and really transformed these otherwise normal hot dogs into something that's truly out of this world.

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • Yields: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 hot dog sausages
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup cabbage, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi
  • Cayenne pepper to taste ( optional )

Instructions

  1. Mix the mayonnaise and wasabi and set aside.
  2. Cook the sausage according to package directions.
  3. Stir-fry the garlic and vegetables in a little oil for 3 minutes or until done. Toss with soy sauce.
  4. Spread hot dog buns with the mayonnaise/wasabi mixture.
  5. Add the sausage into the buns.
  6. Top with stir-fried vegetables.
  7. Top with cheese and put under broiler until the cheese is melted.
  8. Sprinkle some cayenne pepper if desired.

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This is the cookbook that inspired me to get creative with the humble hot dog. From the Chicago Dog to the Coney Dog to even making your own buns, condiments and even the hot dog themselves, this book includes everything you could ever want in a hot dog cookbook.

 

What's your favorite hot dog topping? Please feel to share. All comments are much appreciated. Thanks!

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      Michael Yoshinaka 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      I gotta try those McHotDOG along with your wasabi,mayo, and cheese combo !

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Looks very inviting. Think I will have one for tea tonight. Thanks for giving me the idea.

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      This sounds great! I shared it on our G+ page today.

      https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/10673155513900942970...

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      This all sounds like great combinations and looks delicious. My favorites are chili dogs. I'll be sure to give this a try :)

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      ColettaTeske 3 years ago

      Adding wasabi was genius! This is going in my recipe file! Thank you!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Makes perfect sense to have a hot dog for breakfast (it's a sausage of sorts, right?) but I've never even considered it! Love the sound of the flavor combinations in your creation, smine27. My husband would really enjoy this.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Must try this one! It sounds so good (for breakfast even). I bet Costco is interesting in Japan. Interesting that they are breakfast fare there.

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      VinnWong 3 years ago

      Yes! I see hotdogs for breakfast all the time in Japan and it's just odd from a Westerner's perspective. They don't even have it for lunch by request!