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The Waffle-Coated Hot Dog

Way back in February 2006, Newley took some photos of the French Fry Encrusted Corn Dogs in Korea. And now he's back with even more crazy snacks, this time in Thailand! Behold, The Waffle-Coated Hot Dog. It's a Hot Dog on a Stick, covered in a waffle. Ingenious!


Remember the french fry-coated hot dog that I photographed in Seoul a while back? I mean, seriously, given the international acclaim that followed, how could you forget? Well, in my ongoing quest to identify and consume hot dogs encrusted in all manner of incongruous snack foods, I bring you the waffle-coated hot dog.


In a feat of observation that would make Austin proud, I recently spotted — and subsequently scarfed down, lest I fail in my mission — this remarkably-executed example of Euro/American-Thai culinary fusion at a night market in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Per the vendor’s recommendation, I applied ketchup. The result was a flavor profile not commonly encountered in the west: The dish was doughy and sweet from the waffle, meaty and nitrate-infused due to the hot dog, and acidic from the ketchup.

After finishing my snack, I thanked the vendor — the man in the photo above — and asked him what this particular treat was called. He looked at me blankly, turned to his companions, and then took a deep breath. “Waffle…hot dog,” he said.

There you have it. The international language of snack foods, my friends.

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The Waffle-Coated Hot Dog
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, December 13 2007 @ 02:53 pm UTC
What devise did they use to get it perfect like that.
The Waffle-Coated Hot Dog
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, December 14 2007 @ 11:44 am UTC
Its a fairly common snack in south east asia. I believe there are custom waffle irons for these dogs