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Roy Choi is a Korean American chef who is famous for his Kogi dogs, a korean style hotdog served from his food truck in LA. I’m rarely a fan of food trucks unless it’s 2am and there is nothing open. I always associate spending quality time with the food and the company you are with in a sit down restaurant setting, and the idea of getting food from a truck seems so rushed and impersonal, unless you are going to the food truck everyday, and develop some sort of relationship with your vendor.

That being said, I have had some really awesome food truck grubs before. I had the best falafel sandwich at Food Shark in Marfa Texas, and Austin has a ton of food trailers that you can drive to ( the opposite of food trucks).

I found Roy Choi’s recipe for his Kogi dog and made it one week night for dinner. While it was decent, I think I would probably have thought it was the best thing in the world if I had a few to drink and if it was 2 in the morning.

The recipe is pretty easy and straight forward. The dog is composed of a sesame mayo, stir fried kimchi, shredded cabbage with lime cilantro dressing.

To make the sesame mayo, toasted sesame seeds are crushed in a mortar and stirred into mayo and seasoned with salt and pepper.

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To make the cabbage salad, shredded cabbage is tossed with lime juice and scallion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and set aside.

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Kimchi is browned in a hot pan with a bit of oil, and set aside.

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The hog dog and bun is cooked and toasted on a hot pan until the dog is warmed through and browned through out.

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The sesame mayo is spread on both sides of the bun, and the hot dog placed on the bun.

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The browned kimchi is topped on the hot dog.

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The cabbage slaw is divided amongst the hot dogs, and sprigs of cilantro added to the dog if you like.

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The dog is served with a squeeze of Sriracha.

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Roy Choi’s Kogi Dog

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