Hot Dogs: Asia Dog

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NYC, the land of hot dogs and pizza.  With a Ray’s Famous every few blocks and a Sabrett’s cart for your hot dog satisfaction, it’s hard to differentiate among the crowd.  So when I saw Asia Dog at the Brooklyn Flea, I was intrigued.  An Asian hot dog? Innnteresting, very interesting…

Asia Dog’s premise is quite simple – pick your dog, choose your toppings, and they will do the rest.   In true NoshGirl style, I asked for their recommendation and was pointed towards the Sidney (first picture) – a hot dog topped with mango, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, crushed peanuts and fish sauce. Yum, I love all of those things! But how would they taste together?

The combination was refreshing – the mango was tart and not overly ripe, the red onion and cilantro provided a clean light flavor, and the crushed peanuts and fish sauce added just a hint of Thai flavor. Combined with the meaty bite of the hot dog, the Sidney from Asia Dog was a new take on a traditional American classic.

The cost of an Asia Dog is more expensive than your average street fare; however, the novel flavor offerings merit at least an initial try. If you’re at the Flea, give the Dog a try!

Not your average hot dog.

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    October 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Wow, that dog looks amazing. I've never heard of anything like it!

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    October 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    mm. looks good!

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    October 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Woah. I'm totally curious!

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    October 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    wow now that is interesting, I am definitely going to have to look them up when I am in town.

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    October 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    yum! i'm particularly interested in the kimchi concoction.

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    October 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Yum. That sounds awesome.

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    October 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I only recently discovered your blog on weddingbee. It is very thorough and a well documented wedding planning process. I may have to refer to it for such things as how to make my own invitations. Thanks!

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    Two Chicks Nest
    October 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    In Vancouver we have Japadog. It's hugely popular and so delicious! I love the Veggie Terimayo which is teriyaki, Japanese mayo, and nori.

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    honey my heart
    October 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    this place sounds so appetizing. the combination of mango, red onion, and cilantro is quite good 🙂

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    October 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    How different is that?! Sounds like a funky combo but the way you describe it, it sounds good!

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    October 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    What a creative idea. it's making me hungry!

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    October 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    ohhhh boy.. I'm hungry again! thanks!!!

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    megan marie
    October 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    love that there is a veggie dog option!

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    October 20, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Very interesting! I definitely must give this a try 🙂

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    October 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Ooh what a refreshing combo and oh you make me long for the Brooklyn Flea – has it moved indoors now?

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    October 21, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Yup, it was definitely a unique flavor combo, but it was really good!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living – I believe the Saturdays are still held outdoors. 🙂

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    October 21, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    What's funny is that hot dogs are the go-to sausage in Japan. Any "sausage" pizza will have cut-up hot dogs on it, and it's common to see them in soups, as well. I've even had hot dog curry (yuck).

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    October 22, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I love trying hotdogs with interesting toppings. I've never had a veggie dog, so I think I'd have to give that a try!

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    October 22, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Anonymous, you are absolutely right! One of my favorite Chinese pastries has a hot dog in it, and at a create-your-own noodles place in Chinatown, I always add in hot dog. Go figure!

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    Emily Z
    October 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Hi there, I just discovered your lovely blog thanks to the Foodbuzz Top 9. Congrats! What caught my eye were these interesting hot dogs! I LOVE hot dogs! I will have to bookmark this recipe! Nice to meet you!

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    October 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    When I was in NY last week there was a market (probably still going) at Madison Sq Park.. they had a Fatty Crew from Brooklyn stall that make a fatty dog with their own house made sausage, also with coriander! Had never eaten a hot dog with coriander myself – i was intrigued… it was delicious! You're so lucky to be living in NY with all that amazing food! 🙂

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    October 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I love to twist up hotdogs to Japanese with Wasabi, Chinese by adding fivespiced lettuce and Indian by adding coriander and mint chutney. Sounds weird but they are fav around here!

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    October 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Emily, MeltingButter, Kulsum – thank you for stopping by my blog!! Welcome! 🙂

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    Matt Kay
    October 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Awesome photo. Congrats on top 9!

    That said, I love the pick your toppings kind of places. For pizza, burgers, burritos or hot dogs I'm in heaven.

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    October 23, 2010 at 1:32 am

    I am hungry now. . I love hot dogs and this one amazed me, with topping! perfectly healthy and delish=)

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    October 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Yeah, it's 8:55 a.m. and I want an Asia Dog. Which happens to be in New York. Which happens to be 1,500 miles from me.

    Sigh. Looks like I'll be searching for some Hebrew Nationals and mangos at the grocery store during my lunch hour today …

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    M and C
    October 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I keep meaning to try the Asian hot dogs when we head up to Vancouver. I just found out there's a place here I can try and 10 minutes walk from work. You've inspired me to head down there next time it's not raining during lunch.

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