Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Japanese style hot dog with wasabi mayo & shredded nori


More than half of the views on my blog are from America so I wanted to post a recipe for all my  American followers to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. 

While I was researching a recipe that fused American and Japanese cusine I came across an amazing street food vendor based in Canada that sells Japanese style hot dogs called JAPADOG.

There is an inspirational story behind this successful company. When a Japanese couple moved to Canada with limited funds they set up a hot dog stand and over the years with hard work and creative ideas the business has grown to four JAPADOG stands and a JAPADOG store in five locations including one outside of Canada in New York.

Today I created my own JAPADOG to celebrate Independence Day.

Serves 2 

2 hot dogs
2 hot dog buns
Red onion (finely diced)
2 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp mayo
1 tbsp wasabi
Half sheet of nori (finely shred with kitchen scissors or sharp knife)
Vegetable oil (for frying)


1. Slowly fry the red onion on low heat until it becomes tender and sweet. 

2. Pour the soya sauce over the red onion and stir for a minute or so. Take off the heat and set aside.

3. Fry, grill, oven cook or BBQ the hot dogs until cooked. 

4. Cut the hot dog bun down the middle and place the hot dog in the centre of the bun.

5. Put the red onion and wasabi mayo over the hot dog.

6. Top with shredded nori. 

  • Depending on how much of a kick you want in the wasabi mayo add more or less wasabi. 
  • For nice presentation if you don't have a piping bag, use a small plastic sandwich bag as a pump to squirt the wasabi mayo on the hot dog. Just make a small cut in one of the bottom corners of the bag.


  1. Looks fantastic Fiona! I m going to have to wait a week to make some; right now I m in a 7 days Vegan Challenge! Only in the first day, but already enjoying it! I even started a new food blog: http://coquuscomplutensis.blogspot.ie

  2. Hi Juan. Good luck with your vegan challenge. I would like to try that too! Great you started a blog ;0) http://coquuscomplutensis.blogspot.ie You'll meet lots of bloggers in August at my sushi demo.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...