What’s up, Dawg? - Weekend

What’s up, Dawg?

Alexis YapAlexis Yap
Lex in the city

IN a culture where rice will always win over bread to a starving diner, hotdogs are always still the under dog against burgers. In this column, you have encountered at least three stories about amazing burgers I have come across in my lifetime but never have I written a piece about hotdogs. Not until today.

I think you will be pleased to know that finally, a group of creative and visionary Cebuanos in their own way, have paid some much worthy attention to the hotdog sandwich that they decided to make hotdogs that are delicious and surprisingly easy on the pocket.

The Dawg, The BaMM (Bacon and Mushroom Melt), and The BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato).
The Dawg, The BaMM (Bacon and Mushroom Melt), and The BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato).

Craft Dawgs, located at the third level of Ayala Center Cebu (just right above Timezone), offers quite an exciting variety of carefully hand-crafted hotdog sandwiches. Most of their hotdogs are wrapped in crispy bacon and differ in toppings.

The Craft Dawgs cart at the 3rd level, Ayala Centre Cebu.
The Craft Dawgs cart at the 3rd level, Ayala Centre Cebu.

One of their best sellers is The Chili Dawg, which I got to try first. This bacon wrapped hotdog is topped with their special 15-spice chili, some delicious cheese sauce, and fresh minced onions! I had myself a side of freshly made, deep fried, cheese fries that was the perfect pair to my afternoon snack.

The Chili Dawg and the Cheese Fries in the background.
The Chili Dawg and the Cheese Fries in the background.

The Katsu Dawg is also one of their best sellers. This hotdog is covered in panko then deep fried. It is then put on a bed of cabbage with sesame seed dressing, Japanese mayo, katsu sauce, and spring onions!

I also got to try the other kinds but what I enjoyed the most is the Choridawg Dawg! This delicious chorizo is long. It is topped with fresh chopped onions, red and green tomatoes, and some delicious barbecue sauce that goes perfectly with their delicious bun.

To be honest, I wanted to try everything but there’s only so much a petite lady of my built can afford to eat! So, I made sure to leave at least one best seller to come back for – the Teriyummy. This hotdog is smothered in teriyaki sauce, Japanese mayo, and some Nori! Enough said.

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