korean street food: Korean style Hotdog (핫도그)

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Korean hotdogs look different from ones from the states. While you can see a sausage in an American hotdog, you can’t in a Korean one. (They’re actually more like American corndogs.) In Korea, hotdogs have been a school food for a long time which you eat with your friends after school. When I was in elementary school, it cost only 500 KRW.

These days you can see many upgraded versions of foods like fried chicken, and hotdog is another one of them. A common Korean hotdog has only one kind which looks the same wherever you get it, but I found a place where you can choose from many types of bread, sauce, and sizes.

It seems cheap; one good-quality hotdog costs only 2,500 KRW. What I got was the fourth from the right. It has corn on the bread.


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Here you see countless sauces. Of course, it is hard to choose. I bet everyone would be bad at making decisions here. The restaurant even has a board recommending good combinations. The good news is that you get to choose sauces you want while the bad news is that there is a possibility of getting a bad combination.


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This is what I got for my friends because they asked me to take it out. I put the third level of spiciness out of ten (the tenth is the hottest), mustard, and little bit of wasabi. Well, the conclusion is that my friends wanted to kill me because their lips and gums hurt from the wasabi and spicy sauces. So, be careful what you choose. 😉


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The sausage in the hotdog is bigger and the bread is more moist than a common one. The corn and bread went well together. This was the best hotdog I have ever tried. Korean street food!


핫도그(Hot do geu): Hotdog, one of Korean street foods

소스 (So seu): Sauce

Information of this place

대포햇도그 (Daepo Haet do geu)

경기도 안산시 상록구 샘골로 172 (172, Saemgol-ro, Sangrok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)


Recommended places:

There is none in Seoul even though it is a franchise. There are three in Daejeon. One of them is located in:

대전광역시 유성구 대학로151번길 26 (26, Daehak-ro 151beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea)




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