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Entry from December 19, 2007
Chinese Hot Dog

The “hot dog” has had many variations, so it was inevitable that Chinese cuisine would come up with a variation. Various recipes appeared in the 1960s (see below), usually with small hot dogs wrapped like Chinese dumplings.

The restaurants Eden Wok (in New York City) and Chai Peking (in Atlanta) have their versions of the 21st century Chinese hot dogs. An egg roll skin is wrapped around the frankfurter, somewhat resembling a corn dog.


Chai Peking - Kosher Chinese Restaurant in Atlanta
105. Chinese Hot Dog ... $2.50

Eden Wok (NY, NY)
Chinese Hot Dog $2.25

14 June 1968, Oneonta (NY) Star, pg. 28A, col. 1:
CHINESE HOT DOGS
Mrs. John D. Cantwell
Richfield Springs
Ingredients
2 lb. hot dogs
1 tsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. fat
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup diagonally cut celery
1 5 oz. can mushrooms
1 tbsp., cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

Method: Slice hot dogs diagonally and mix with soy sauce. Melt fat inb heavy skillet, brown onions, add hot dogs and brown. Add pepper, celery and mushrooms. Cover and cook for 3 minutes in a small bowl. Combine cornstarch, water and worcestershire sauce. Add to ingredients in skillet. bring to a boil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
Serve over cooked rice.
Cooking time approx. 20 minutes. No. of servings, 6.

Lancaster (PA) New Era (April 5, 1995)
ALL-AMERICAN TREAT
For 94 years, Kunzler & Co. has followed the same basic family recipe to make its hot dogs.

But when company executive Chris Kunzler III realized there was a market for hot dogs in Russia - if they had loads of garlic in them - company nutritionists quickly devised a new, kielbasa-like hot dog recipe. And when he learned of a second, major export market in the People’s Republic of China - if the hot-dogs could be made super sweet - the food scientists at the Manor..

Google Books
In the Catskills: A Century of Jewish Experience in “The Mountains”
by Phil Brown
New York, NY: Columbia University Press
2004
Pg. 117:
There was Chow-Chow Cup, of blessed memory. We savored chicken chow mein that came in that wonderful bowl made of Chinese noodles, and the Chinese hot dogs, just corn dogs on a stick, really, that came encased in a wrapper with Chinese lettering all over.

5 November 2004 ,Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution:
If you have more chutzpah, sample the Chinese hot dog, an all-beef frank in a won ton wrapper. 

China Daily
Orange Dog serves you normal hot dogs
Updated: 2006-03-24 09:44

For foreigners who have got fed up with weird Chinese hot dogs, a swollen big bun with a small Chinese sausage inside, it is more than just exciting to stumble upon Orange Dog, where everything looks and tastes “normal”. 

flickr
Chinese Hot Dog!
Uploaded on November 18, 2006
by cherrycan

Comments
cherrycan says:
Disclaimer: I don’t really eat Larp Cheung (Chinese Sausage)... but I can help you with the buns

1 September 2007, Supermarket News:
One such item is a “Chinese hot dog.” That’s an all-beef frankfurter wrapped in pastrami, then wrapped in an eggroll wrapper, and then deep-fried. 

Paper Moon
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Chop Suey is Swingin’ Stuff

Tonight we ate Chinese take-out for dinner. It was disappointing, but we have yet to find any adequate dining options here in Hollyweird (Florida, that is), so I’m not surprised.

In the spirit of my crummy supper, I present to you, dear reader, a sampling of authentic, Chinese recipes and supping protocol from a cook book published in 1964.

My handsome man found this one in a thrift store about ten years ago and we have not tried even one of these very colorful recipes (we are lame). So, best of luck to any brave souls out there, willing to try their hand at “barbecue sausages”!
(...)
Mmmm, nothing makes me hungrier for Chinese food than overly saturated menu pictures--and I am totally making those sumptuous Chinese Hot Dogs at my next party!

[Pg. 96:
CHINESE HOT DOGS.
-- LAP CHEUNG GUEN—
Use the same recipe that you would use for steamed barbecued pork dumplings. Substitute the pork with Sausages.
6 Sausages—cut in half.
Wrap the dough around the sausages and place in dish and steam. Serve piping hot..]

New York Times
December 18, 2007, 10:02 am
Hot Dogs From Column A, Pastrami Egg Rolls From Column B
By Jennifer 8. Lee

New York City has been the longstanding center of the Jewish love of Chinese food. So it is only natural that this love has created its own contributions to the culinary universe, among them Chinese hot dogs (beef frankfurters in egg roll skins) and pastrami egg rolls (exactly what it sounds like). Both are available from the glatt kosher Chinese restaurant Eden Wok, which was a part of the Kosher war of the woks.
(...)
Lest one think that New York has a lock on these Jewish-Chinese culinary creations, City Room would note that the skin on the Chinese hot dog from Eden Wok — which has locations in Manhattan and Westchester County — was thick and doughy. That paled in comparison with the Chinese hot dog at Chai Peking in Atlanta (Item No. 105 for $2.50).

Chai Peking’s hot dog has a nice twist: the hot dog is wrapped in pastrami before it is fried in wonton skin. Chai Peking, which is the only glatt kosher Chinese restaurant for a 700-mile radius, takes takeout and delivery to an extreme level. People have flown in on private planes or driven two hours each way across multiple state borders to get Chai Peking takeout.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (5) Comments • Wednesday, December 19, 2007 • Permalink


China does have hot dogs, they’re usually cooked on those cheesy rollers like a 7-11, or sometimes they’re barbequed. If you are a westerner, you must understand that Hot Dogs are anathema in China. You have to use your hands to eat them (chopsticks won’t work).

Posted by China Market  on  12/03  at  07:03 AM

I have to shake my head slowly in the memory of the fantastic Chinese food. “Chinese Hot Dog” is one of my favorite food.

Posted by China Procurement  on  12/11  at  03:42 AM

Chinese hot dogs do not require refrigeration.This is my favorite breakfast and are cheap, filling and delicious.

Posted by Sourcing China  on  12/11  at  03:49 AM

I guess it’s just normal hot dog cooked in Chinese way.

Posted by Anna  on  10/27  at  06:54 AM

Simply and common food manual available in every restaurant but some food items are exceptional such one is Hot Dog. Actually it comes from Chines though I appreciate this (exceptional) Chines hot dog food. Thanks!

Posted by Steve Waugh  on  06/24  at  03:11 AM

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