Must Love Hot Dogs
You could get a hot dog in New York from a vendor on a street corner or in a restaurant that is owned by a celebrity chef. When you visit Asiadog, a “New York Hot Dog” means having a delicious hot dog that features some unique and creative toppings with an Asian twist.
During our visit to New York City, we found Asiadog through a list someone had on Foursquare. We were walking toward Chinatown and Little Italy but a short detour to this quirky hot dog shop was well worth it.
The best way to describe the setup in Asiadog is: tiny. There’s room for six people to squeeze in and eat their hot dogs in the restaurant but the dining area is smaller than most walk-in closets. Instead of waiting for a seat, we ordered a hot dog and then ate it while walking down the street. I like to think that made us more local but that was probably the most tourist-y thing we could have done.
I probably would have liked anything on the menu but settled on getting a chicken hot dog topped with Chinese BBQ pork belly, cucumber, and scallions on a whole wheat bun, which is called a Wangding dog on the menu. It costs $4.50 for one or $8.00 for two.
It was probably the most unique hot dog I’ve ever had and it was very tasty. The Chinese BBQ was very sweet and the cool crunch of the cucumber was a great compliment to the chicken hot dog. I might consider adding cucumber to more hot dogs in the future. And the whole wheat bun added a nutty, hearty flavor that brought everything together.
When I thought about eating a New York hot dog, the Wangding from Asiadog isn’t quite what I had in mind. But, it turned out to be a delicious snack on our way to Chinatown and something I would recommend to anyone who wants to try the fusion of hot dogs and Asia.
66 Kenmare Street, New York, New York 10012
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