This hotdog joint seems to be very new - I was surprised that it wasn't listed on openrice! So here I am, planting the flag first!
I happened upon this place on my way to get a manicure. I don't normally venture down this end of Causeway Bay Road, which seems to be mostly residential/school, but it seems that there are many hidden gems here comparable to those closer to the end near CRC and Causeway Bay. I was attracted by their large colourful menu and the clean spacious feeling. Also, they close at 10pm, so it was a good option for a late dinner on the go.
Food: The toppings are what really attracted me. For example, the nori dog had cooked onions, japanese mayonnaise, pork sauce and seaweed. There are 6 hotdogs in total, with different sausages for each (pork, chicken beef). I also remember they had a family option, in which you could pick an extralong hotdog (we're probably talking 2ft in length here) and choose 4 different flavours. They also have all sorts of interesting fried snacks, like croquette, potato prawn and fried scallops. I will update this entry when I find their takeaway flyer again. I ordered a nori dog set after debating for a long time between this one and the spicy option. Set was 52 bucks including a drink and a hamburger rice.
When I got my hotdog, I was really impressed, but I also knew immediately I'd overordered. The dog had to be at least 9 inches, laden with toppings. What's more the sausage is the big fat type that is maybe 1.5 inches in diameter. Sausage was nicely crispy and full of juice. The combo of flavours was not odd at all despite the seaweed, and exactly what I was craving. Then again, anything with Japanses mayo can't fail to impress me. As for the hamburger rice, this was a good concept, but I think the execution could have been a tad better. There was a sizeable hamburger patty on the top with some cream sauce - no complaints. Patty was juicy and sauce added a nice touch. However, the rice was where the whole thing rather fell apart. The rice was hard and there wasn't enough sauce to mix with the whole rice. Actually, I'd say there was too much rice, as opposed to not enough sauce, given that the hotdog is already super filling. I also think the whole thing may have been premade and microwaved, as the patty and the sauce were suspiciously hot, while the rice (which has less moisture) was less so. I guess I don't object to microwaving in principle if it doesn't mess up the food, but in the case of the rice, it did. If it were not for the rice, this place would get a 5 from me.
Environment: This place is bright and clean for a little store, with a big round table in the back and about 5 bar seats in the front. Not many people when I went at 9pm on a Monday night, but I assume it would be quite popular with the schools nearby at lunch.
Service: The manager/owner (my guess) was there chatting with some of his friends. When he saw that I couldn't find the trash can, he took the rubbish from my hands and helped me throw it away. Pretty touched by that. Thumbs up!