*Note: This post had been in DRAFT mode since the second day of school. For whatever reason I never came back to finish writing it out and add pictures…until today…which is so close to end of the semester…
After surviving the very first day of teaching high school, I was planning on resting and getting ready for the second day of teaching high school…then I heard that Asia Dog was in town, and that changed everything! Asia Dog is just like JapaDog in Vancouver (my favorite city in the world – sorry LA). Basically, it is a regular hot dog, but with “asian inspired toppings”. Sounds like something I would enjoy!
How could I miss this one night only event? So off we went to Culver City to find Bigfoot West. I honestly was not expecting to see the crowd that had gathered. There were people everywhere just waiting to get their Asia Dog!
The set up was really quite simple. Two BBQ’s, 5 or 6 people cooking and preparing, 1 person taking orders…everything was running very smoothly!
All of the hot dogs are named after friends and family of the owners, which I thought was pretty cool. Here is what I think was the Mel & Steve:
And this is what I ate! It was called Vinh (hey I have a friend named Vinh too) and it was a Banh Mi style hot dog. It was FANTASTIC! Does anyone know where I can currently get a Banh Mi hot dog in LA? I’m seriously craving one! I was really lucky to get one of the last Banh Mi hot dogs that night because right after I placed my order they sold out! They ended up selling out of most toppings that day!
Asia Dog is on Twitter, and out an about in NYC. I haven’t heard anything about plans to come back to the City of Angels anytime soon.