It’s a dog-eat-dog world
While the hot dog likely originated in Germany, countries around the world have put their own spin on the classic.
The hot dog (pølse) is considered the national snack of NORWAY. After WWII, everything American was all the rage in Norway. Of course, their version is made of reindeer meat wrapped in lefsa and topped with shrimp salad.
KOREA offers a wiener on a stick coated in batter (corn-dog style), deep fried and rolled in sugar. Other popular toppings include potato pieces, ramen, panko, cheese and anything goes when it comes to sauces. These are all the rage in Calgary right now and will be easy to find.
HAWAII gets in on the action with the puka dog: Polish sausages stuffed into a sweet Hawaiian roll and drizzled with mango mustard and pineapple relish. They’re sweet, spicy and salty.
LATIN AMERICAN salchipapas forego the bun and serve pan-fried sausage on French fries topped with ketchup, mayo, aji chili sauce and mustard.
ARGENTINIAN panchukers are made like waffles with batter in an iron contraption creating a sausage envelope.
THAILAND’S khanom Tokyo is a thin crepe with egg, soy sauce, minced pork and a sausage.