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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Asia Beats Us Again: Behold The French Fry-Coated Hot Dog On-A-Stick

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 11:19 AM

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If hot dogs are the ultimate American street food: cheap, convenient, and good on the go, then just leave it to the Koreans to make it even more, dare I say, American? Behold the French fry-coated hot dog-on-a-stick, via Last Appetite. Described as "the type of food that only demented South Korean carnies sold," the fry-dog is not alone among Korean artisan hot dogs.

There's also dogs-on-a-stick wrapped, coated and inevitably fried in bacon, mashed potato and sea weed. Last Appetite looks to the Korean War as the genesis for the rise of quasi-American treats with a distinctly Korean twist, which include the popularity of everyone's second favorite processed meat product: Spam, a favorite addition to another Korean dish, Kimchi bokkeumbap.

hotdogonstick pic from lobstermartini on Flickr

-- Brian Bernbaum

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