Arirang's Mysterious Hot Dog Is So Hot Right Now! That Cheese Pull Though!
The Korean boom was thought to be slowly dying down in Japan, but it has clearly regained in popularity lately! The Korean gourmet trends often come to Japan one by one and can be especially seen in Tokyo's Korean town, Shinokubo. You need to try this cheese hot dog!
Do you know this Korean trend? It's a cheese-filled American hot dog!
But this Korean popular dish is quite different!
It's cheese on a stick, which is deep-fried with a coating and dipped in sugar!
A lot of specialized shops are selling this popular dish! You should try it for yourself.
Arirang's popular shop was the first to bring this type of hot dog to Japan!
Arirang Hot Dog can be found in Shinokubo, which is seen as Japan's Korean town. It is only a 3-minute walk from Shinokubo Station.
Presently, there are many Arirang stands in Japan; the first one being in Shinokubo. The original store in Korea also usually has a line-up.
The much talked about Potatorella is popular on TV and Instagram
Since opening in April 2017, this store has been covered by many media sites and magazines. It's also blowing up on Instagram!
And then you sprinkle it with coconut sugar??
You might be hesitant, as I was too. But it's said that if you sprinkle it with seasoning, it's even tastier so I gave it a shot!
Check out that cheese pull!
Even if you pull on it, the potatoes won't break apart.
When the cheese and potato tastes come together, it's so incredibly delicious, especially when you get a faint taste of coconut powder.
The cheese itself doesn't have a strong taste so it's recommended to add some flavouring and condiments.
Chedarella, is made with black squid ink and has a soft texture (the 2nd most popular item)
The dough has a springy texture and is made with a mix of wheat and rice flour.
You can enjoy two different types of cheese with this dish.
The ink squid doesn't really have a distinctive flavour on its own, however, what's great about this one is the crunchy exterior, the spring dough inside and the fountain of cheese!
Although a lot of stands like this one have been popping up lately, you should check out the original one!
- Lili Wanderlust
- I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.