The Ultimate Summer Food
Asiadog is a fantastic little hot dog shop on the Soho-Little Italy border serving up Asian fusion on a bun. And they have veggie options, as most Asian cuisines do! Veggie dogs topped with some delicious goodies honoring the diversity of New York City’s Asian cuisines… Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai. I’m salivating just thinking about it. Yes, Asian on hot dogs–it’s Asian fusion-fusion. FYI, Asiadog started as a pop-up and continues to hit Brooklyn Flea culinary hot spots (Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Saturday foodie fair Smorgasburg and DUMBO’s Flea Food) as well as the Summerstage in Central Park.
The helpful counter-person confirmed the veg dogs were vegan and then clarified which of the toppings were v-bomb friendly. Little did he know I had been reading their store menu in advance… drooling. I chose 2 dogs (for $8): The Vihn, their Vietnamese dog topped like a traditional banh mi–a ton of pickled daikon and carrot, cucumber, jalapeno and lots of fresh cilantro. The bun was smeared with veggie pate. And Mash with sweet and spicy ketchup, jalapeno mustard and CRUSHED POTATO CHIPS. Sorry, I had to yell that. Both dogs were so, so good. Clearly Asiadog uses super fresh ingredients. They transform a relatively unexciting hot dog into something unique and absolutely scrumptious.
Other vegan options include the Ito, a dog topped with Japanese curry and kimchi apples. That’ll be my next one. I will be back, Asiadog!