Ok, so this post was inspired by a friend of mine who grew up in the U.S. Midwest. She recently returned for a visit home and had a lot of positive things to say about the Chicago style hot dog and how happy it made her belly. Meanwhile, I have another friend who is currently traveling in Taiwan and has been posting a lot of interesting food photos on Instagram, including an interesting rice hot dog concoction he found there. It got me to thinking about the different interpretations of the hot dog from around the world, so I of course decided to look into the subject and I found this awesome infographic from Food Republic that I just had to share with all of you.
The wonderful thing about food is that there are so many ways to interpret pretty much any dish, and different cultures can interpret a dish in a myriad of interesting and innovative ways. Here are some variations on the hot dog from around the world. Enjoy!
Sources: Food Republic
***I should note I have my own style of hot dog that I like to make. I call it Heather Style, but we can say it’s from San Diego, California, because that’s where I live. Here it is, in case any of you want to try it: Gluten free bun (because I have to. Choose your favorite bun). Hot dog, melted sharp cheddar cheese, fresh guacamole, fresh salsa, hot sauce, chopped green onions. It’s the best!
Which ones would you eat? Do you have a favorite hot dog style that’s not on this list? I would love to hear all about it!