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.