Whether it’s a summer barbecue or a traditional food truck, you can’t go wrong with a guilty pleasure hot dog. Best paired with a cold cup of beer, the American-popularized dish actually originates back hundreds of years to Germany where sausages are all the rage – and it’s continued up until modern times. If you’re out and about looking for this tasty treat, we’ve found the best hot dogs in town to try.
It’s not everyday that you come across churro specialists in Hong Kong. Luckily for us, Twist & Buckle opened earlier this year offering fresh and toasty sticks available at Eaton’s Food Hall. Obviously, the joint is famous for its selection of churros, but if you’re after something savory, the churro dog is a must. It’s as good as it sounds – a churro sandwiched sausage? Yes please.
29-31 Chatham Road Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, 4647-3280. Open every day, times vary.
Moreish refers to the pleasant taste of wanting to eat more, while Malt is all about the barley made to curate its beers, cocktails and wine selection. Together, the namesake restaurant serves authentic Western dishes including the scrumptious hot dog served with fries. Add this cheesy feast to your to-eat list on your next trip to Hung Hom or Kwun Tong.
Several locations across Hong Kong, 3580-7133. Open every day, times vary.
Perched on West Kowloon Cultural District, Hooman by the Sea is a dog-friendly café serving hot dogs named after some of Hong Kong’s favorite dog breeds. For example, the poodle, chihuahua and corgi hot dogs are almost as popular as the real-life pooches. Bring your pet here to grab a snack then walk along the waterfront to enjoy the lush views.
Several locations across Hong Kong (West Kowloon Cultural District and Repulse Bay), 6749-0777. Open every day, times vary.
LANDMARK’s Midway Beef Dogs brings Chicago-style hot dogs to Hong Kong, in a pop-up hosted by Black Sheep Restaurants. The iconic all-beef dog is a quintessential nod to American summer baseball games and the cheerful vibes that come with it. Grab your Chicago all-beef dog, wrapped in a freshly-baked traditional poppy seed bun, topped with yellow mustard, relish, pickled peppers, tomato, a pickle spear, minced onion, and to finish, the secret weapon to any Chicago dog, a dash of celery salt.
Shop B53A, B/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central. Open every day 10:00am until hot dogs sell out.
Deemed as the best veggie burger restaurant in Hong Kong, Big Dill does not disappoint. For veggie hot dog lovers, it specializes in meat-free variations. This Sai Ying Pun joint is the perfect family-friendly plant-based option for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The ‘Hot Dawg’ comes with smoky veggie bacon strips, corn chips and homemade mayo.
123 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, 5726-5533. Open Tuesday to Sunday 12:00pm to 12:00am.
An ultimate crowd favorite, diners come to Morty’s to try the scrumptious selection of pastrami sandwiches. Opt for one of their other, lesser-known highlights, the incredible hot dogs. Available in three unique flavors – which include jalapeño, salsa and wasabi-mayo concoctions – you’ll be coming back for more before you know it.
Several locations across Hong Kong (Wan Chai and Central). Open every day, times vary.
Regularly voted among the best bars in the world, PDT (Please Don’t Tell) sits within LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental‘s secret location. Following suit from its New York flagship, the speakeasy serves award-winning cocktails and elevated bar snacks. Satisfy your peckish cravings by trying the signature hot dogs, curated by highly-esteemed chefs.
For something more casual – and very cheap – Zeppelin Hot Dog is always a go-to for a tasty, indulgent meal. There’s a wide range of hot dogs to choose from, best paired with a bowl of cheesy fries. Still hungry? Order some nuggets and onion rings to go all out.
Several locations across Hong Kong, 9852-2901.