Perro Caliente: you might not even see the hot dog beneath this pile of potato chips, sauce, and quail eggs!2 min read
In Colombia, fast-food restaurants and street-food vendors invent all kinds of sauces and dressings to keep their customers coming back for more. And, curious fact, their creativity to come up with all those unusual sauces is really amazing, and it’s what people, tourists or not, love the most.
For those accustomed to seeing their regular hot dogs adorned with a simple strip of ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise, perro caliente might destabilize also most expert eaters.
First, you notice the layer of crumbled potato chips.
Then there’s the criss-crossing drizzles of garlic mayo, ketchup, mustard, salsa rosada, a mysterious “pink sauce” and raspberry or pineapple sauce.
And if your vendor was feeling particularly ispired, three quail eggs might be on the top.
The pile of crunchy, creamy, fruity toppings is so rich that you even might forget there’s a boiled hot dog beneath.
The treats make the perfect street food after a late night of dancing or drinking in cities such as Medellín. However, If you can’t go to Colombia, you can enjoy this unique hot dog in neighborhoods with thriving Colombian immigrant communities, such as Jackson Heights in Queens, New York.
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