It’s true–certain members of our people group have been known to eat dogs (Granny Choe has never eaten canine, BTW), but don’t be alarmed–Kogi dogs are just hot dogs fancied up with kimchi and other tasty stuff the way they do it on Roy Choi’s infamous Kogi Korean BBQ truck. This is a tastylicious and non-intimidating way to introduce your kimchi-shy friends to the glory that is kimchi. Enjoy!
Total prep time: 40 minutes
Makes 8 servings
2 cups finely shredded cabbage
1 large scallion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup kimchi, drained and patted dry
8 hot dog buns, split
8 all-beef hot dogs, partially split
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
2 cups shredded romaine
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 cups cilantro sprigs
Sriracha chile sauce, for drizzling
In a large bowl, toss the cabbage, scallion and lime juice; season with salt and pepper. In a mortar, pound the sesame seeds until crushed and transfer to a small bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise and season with salt.
In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the kimchi and cook over high heat until browned all over, 3 minutes.
Light a grill. Brush the insides of the buns with oil and grill over moderately high heat, cut side down, until crisp, 20 seconds. Turn and grill for 20 seconds longer. Spread the cut sides with the sesame mayonnaise.
Grill the hot dogs over moderately high heat until nicely charred all over, 3 minutes. Tuck the hot dogs into the buns with the kimchi and cheddar. Top with the cabbage salad, romaine, onion and cilantro sprigs. Drizzle a little Sriracha on top and serve.