A worldly new snag stand
“It came to me in a dream,” Seong-Lee Ang says of his gourmet hotdog stand. “Something that the Melbourne lunch trade was missing; the weekend backyard barbie sausage, on a weekday.” But these are no ordinary snags. Incorporating his love of travel with Melbourne’s melting pot of multicultural tastes, a menu of hotdogs from around the world was created and Dognation came to be.
The concise menu currently boasts five options, each with a matching beverage from around the world. The Mexico City Chilli Dog with a Mexican beef, pork and beans sausage, spicy chilli con carne, cheese and jalapenos, is a perfect winter warmer, washed down with a Jarritos. Another winter fave is the London ‘Bangers and Mash’ Dog or the … you get the idea. They’re good! And they’re good for you! No really. All the ingredients used are not only traditional and true to that region, but they’re natural, right down to the sausage casings. Then there’s the hot dog roll. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, available in white, multigrain and Gluten Free coming soon, it’s the perfect sausage holder.
Taking up residence in a mere three square metre residence, Dognation is possibly the smallest food shop in Melbourne. Thankfully it’s big on taste with the addition of a side of potato and mash the perfect hot dog accompaniment. New menu items are currently in creation with mention of a Peking Duck Dog from China, an enticement to get us back there (like we needed one…).
Where: Shop 2, The Causeway, Melbourne
Phone: 0423 083 287
Open: 7 days, 11am-3pm