If there is one thing we love about Thai food, it is the fact that it is bursting with fresh and vibrant flavors.
So, it probably does not come as any surprise to learn that we could learn a thing or two from the people of Thailand when it comes to sprucing up the humble hot dog.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some topping suggestions and serving inspiration when it comes to Thai-style hot dogs.
There is no need for a bun or bread
Most Americans cannot imagine eating a hot dog without a hot dog bun. However, you will find that this is a food item that can stand on its own two feet.
The people of Thailand do not usually eat hot dogs with bread.
The best hot dogs for the job are the small ones labeled as sausages or cocktail hot dogs, which they then deep fry in batter for a finger-food style snack.
The flavors of Thailand for toppings
Are you bored of the classic ketchup and mustard topping when having a hot dog?
Well, a little bit of inspiration from Thailand can go a very long way. Fresh, delicious ingredients can completely transform a simple hot dog, giving you an amazing culinary experience that you may not have expected.
This Thai Style Hot Dog recipe is one we cannot recommend highly enough.
You will need the following ingredients:
- Hot dog bread rolls
- Beef hot dogs
- Red pepper flakes
- Sesame oil
- Soy sauce
- Peanut butter
- Red bell pepper
- Red cabbage
- Maple syrup
- Sesame oil
- Rice vinegar
Yes, there are a lot of ingredients, but trust us, it is worth it!
Prepare your hot dogs in your preferred manner, and then create a peanut sauce and delicious Thai-inspired slaw to go on top.
For the peanut sauce, grab a big measuring cup. Whisk together the red pepper flakes, sesame oil, mustard, ketchup, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and peanut butter.
For the slaw, grab a big measuring cup and blend together the maple syrup, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. You can then toss the dressing with the shredded carrots, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, red bell pepper, and cabbage.
We like to put the peanut sauce on the bottom of the hot dog bun, add the hot dog, and then top it with slaw, but it is up to you how you prefer to assemble your Thai-inspired hot dog.
Dog Haus has already jumped on the Thai trend
If there is one place that knows how to create an incredible hot dog, it is Dog Haus.
Dog Haus has gained critical acclaim and nationwide attention thanks to their signature all-beef Haus Dogs.
Not only are their ingredients amazing, but they always stay one step ahead of the game regarding the hot dog concoctions they put together.
Thai Fighter Hot Dog
You only need to look at the Thai Fighter hot dog they created to see that this is the case.
Adam Gertler, the Culinary Director of Dog Haus, said the following:
“The ingredients are authentic to Thai cuisine, even though the sausage is made in a more European style. The Thai Fighter has a rabid fan base.”Adam Gertler, Culinary Director of Dog Haus
This gourmet dog consists of Thai currywurst, which is bursting with flavor, topped with spicy basil aioli, pickled jalapenos, and wild arugula. The dog is served on a trio of King’s Hawaiian rolls, which are unseparated to create a sausage-length “bun.” The rolls are grilled before serving.
With the Thai fighter, you can expect a hot dog that certainly lives up to the name. It packs a very powerful punch thanks to the blend of fish sauce, red curry paste, Thai lime leaves, and Thai chiles.
Take your hot dogs to new heights with a little inspiration from Thailand
If you are a fan of Thai food, you will be more than familiar with the amazing ingredients and vibrant flavors they use.
You can certainly take this inspiration and add it to your hot dogs for a delicious and satisfying treat.