But now, there are much better quality frankfurts, artisan breads and all sorts of gourmet toppings on offer that make me look twice at a hot dog. One on my mind was the Japanese-influenced hot dogs at Chanoma Café in Regent Place, taking over where Azuma Patisserie was previously.
|Matcha banana frappe at Chanoma Cafe, Regent Place, George Street, Sydney|
|Chanoma Cheese Dog with German blutwurst sausage|
My Chanoma Cheese Dog with the blutwurst was certainly a cheesy affair, although one that turned plastic-y after not too long. The buns are not overly soft nor sweet; and perfectly sized for the sausage.
|Spicy Meat Lover's Dog with a chorizo sausage|
The hot dogs are well sized for a light meal although bigger appetites could easily polish off two of them.
|Shaked fried with soy butter and seaweed|
The crisp fries were manageably buttery with dried seaweed flakes, and tasted exactly like soy-flavoured okaki rice cracker snacks. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to deviate from this flavour to try the other Shaker Fries.
It looks like the tides are turning on hot dogs - I really think so.