The United States celebrate all sorts of cool holidays (like Monday's National Ice Cream Day). We may not have any official observations, but when it comes to food, we don't like to be left out. Today is Hot Dog Day, and we're celebrating that quintessential American snack, the epitome of American cuisine.
Here are seven of the best places in Hong Kong to celebrate Hot Dog Day:
Branches in Causeway Bay and Sha Tin
For only HK$7, Ikea’s hot dogs are the perfect wallet-friendly snack for when you’re feeling peckish on the go.
2 Mos Burger
19 branches across the city; mosburger-hk.com
Try the Japanese brand’s Plain Dog for only HK$21. If you’re in for a little more flavour, go for the Chilli Dog, at HK$23 a pop!
3 Tsui Wah Restaurant
Branches around the city; tsuiwah.com
Tsui Wah have so much faith in their hot dogs that they list them in their top 10 dishes. Their Jumbo Frankfurter Hot Dog - with toppings including cucumber and tomato - is famous for juicy Frankfurter sausage and will only set you back HK$29.
4 Iconic H Special Hot Dogs
Whampoa Building, 99 Baker St, Hung Hom; Tel: 5595 5981
Treat yourself to a bit of luxury with a Wagyu Beef Hot Dog (HK$100). Or if you’re really in the mood to treat yo'self, splurge on a Double Foie Gras Dog (HK$180).
5 Noodle and Dog
237 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan; Tel: 2199 7232
This small snack shop serves some of the coolest hot dogs in the city. Try the Noodle Dog, a frank topped with rocket, onions and noodles, for HK$39.
6 Hot Dog Brothers
11 Yuen Long Pau Cheung Square, Yuen Long; Tel: 9383 8371
If you like being spoiled for choice, you can’t miss Hot Dog Brothers! This deli serves all kinds of hot dogs, all under HK$50. From Spicy Mexican to Creamy Avocado, there’s something for everyone.
7 Hot Dog Formula
Shop G128, Phase 1, Amoy Plaza, 77 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kowloon Bay; Tel: 2331 3319
Hot Dog Formula is the place to be if you’re a picky eater, or if you want to make your own hot dog. Options include Pineapple Meat Dog, Pickle Dog, and Mushroom Dog. Additional toppings such as extra sausages, sweet corn and cheddar cheese are also available.