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“Unpretentious and delicious!”
Review of Hot Dog Link

Hot Dog Link
Ranked #3,823 of 12,626 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, German, Fast food
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Mong Kok
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Down past all of the pet shops (no link to the food, I hope), sits this old school gem, only 5 minutes walk from either of the Mongkok MTR stations. Having got used to hot dogs from 'street food' outlets in London and elsewhere in HK, this was a nice change. The staff are very friendly and speak enough English to make ordering a simple process. It is, however, tiny. To get a hot dog with chips and a canned drink costs only $47, which is superb value given the size of the sausge. I had the New York pork hot dog and added Mexican relish too, for another $12. These went fantastically well together and both tasted delicious. The chips weren't as good but were still pretty tasty and I was stuffed upon finishing. Excellent value, great food!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

It's off the beaten path for most tourists, but if you are in the area, grab a bite here! They get their sausages from a German sausage maker, but they also have local style snacks. I live nearby and love walking here to pick up a quick lunch once in a while. I've been coming here for over 10 years! The family who owns this place have been running it for a long time and they are so friendly and efficient; they know all their regulars! People always rave about the instant noodles with meat sauce... but I love all the different hot dogs so I've never deviated! Fries or hashbrowns are both good here if you want to add those for a meal. It's fun to pick out your drink from their fridges as well – they stock some fun unusual ones. There's not a lot of seating though - just a ledge with bar stools.

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

The friendly, efficient and both Cantonese and English speaking lady not only took our order with 100% accuracy but also made helpful suggestions on side orders and checked we were sure about our sauce and sauerkraut choices.
The sausages themselves tasted fresh and high quality. The bread was excellent, soft on the inside with enough bite on the outside. Huge choice of different hot dogs and also other non- hotdog sausages.
After an excellent and inexpensive meal, we ordered take away. Again the lady made a helpful suggestion by putting the ketchup and mustard into separate containers so that the bread would not go soggy in transit.
Highly Recommended.

Date of visit: August 2012
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Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

Great place to grab a quick bite..cheap and tasty... Loads of choice

Thank Semlohjd
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

My better half and I recently got back from some work in Homantin area and nearly laughed ourselves silly when we saw the signs. We thought it was a poster from a recent parade but it got us to thinking about our homeland delicacy of hot dogs... This is where the safari part began. Amongst hanging meats of all sorts (like a slaughtered Noah's Ark), various spice vendors, and some electronics the rest of the world won't see for years was this Hot Dog Link. There are actually some other westernized restaurants in the area, but the smells coming from this place overpowered the local musky cuisine. It was love at first sight! I saw a friendly weiner dog sitting in a steamy bath of its own brown filth and another sweating it out over a hot lamp. The crab slaw was still moving when we arrived but added just the cool, chewy zing the plump hot dog deserved. We devoured the first round with aplomb so now it was time to experiment with toppings. There are several combinations we tried before we were just too full and had to throw in the towel but here are some highlights:
The one I called "The Brawler" had a steamed barbecued dog that had some hoison sauce and some teryaki shrimp stuffed inside with scallions and tiny peppers lining the open-faced bun. The mustard they had there actually has some extra something in it but not sure what. Very good!!!
My partner called theirs "Jeremiah Johnson" because it looked like Robert Redford's leathered face with a scraggly beard. The Dog itself had been marinated in some sort of mongolian pepper spice with fresh nutmeg shaved over it. The beard part was the alfalfa sprouts was an odd but flavorful addition that served as onions with a fried piece of cod laying alongside it in the bun. Super tasty and served with a quick-fired spear of octopus that just rolls down your gullet. Yummy!
The last one I named the "Fred Durst" because it was red-face, soaked in alcohol, and was a smaller weiner than the others. It also seemed to make up for its size with a lot of machismo in the form of loose accusations of incredulity about its mayonnaise-based glaze. It had a peach and honey dipping sauce ans also strangely contained a breaded white fish in the toppings. The dog itself was prepared on the spot by pan frying it with some red onions and then to the brown steam bath and THEN to the flame pit to sizzle off all of its wonderful trappings. What you have left is something that is like a slim jim in appearance and intensity of flavor. A couple of pops of freshly ground red peppers and what a treat!
We did not try the ice cream hot dog float thingy everyone seems to go there for. While some things may scare westerners in their confrontation of Chinese culture, you will find the people friendly around the Fung Mok district and the taste of home of a hot dog from a master chef that understands what it means to eat a hot dog properly. The service is also very laid back and friendly to visitors that have to choose what they want on their hot dog. The staff is very friendly!
The area around this place should also be explored as it has many hidden shops and many beautiful pockets of nature you won't find in other districts. We saw three swans next to the rock garden off Calais and even saw a man with a dog that would dance to techno music on Waterloo. It was amazing!!! We also got an amazing brass tree statue for next to nothing but that is another story.

Date of visit: October 2011
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