We ate all of the hot dogs at Dog House

We scoffed all 13 flavours, and some sides. Here are the verdicts

Hidden deep in the bowels of the new SOHO Fuxing Plaza, Dog House is an eatery worth seeking out. Opened by Michael Huang - who previously headed up F&B options at the Kerry Hotel in Pudong - and Chef Mark Pierce, it's a simple outlet with only a handful of bar stools in front of a take-away window, but it serves up no fewer than 13 different types of hotdogs. They range from Sichuan spice, Peking duck and varieties with Japanese and Philly twists, to BLT, Philly cheese steak and pizza options. (There are also some delicious sides: try the waffle fries imported from the US and covered in chili and cheese, served in a doggy bowl.)

It can be hard to know where to start with such a varied menu, so we decided to help you out by tasting each and every one of their hotdogs. In one go. You're welcome.

Click through the gallery to find out more.

Dog House Unit B2-06, SOHO Fuxing Plaza, 388 Madang Lu. See full address details.
Sichuan, 35RMB
1/13

Sichuan, 35RMB

This spicy, messy offering is one of our favourites at Dog House. The dog is covered in chili peppers, a fine dust of Sichuan peppercorns and a spicy chili sauce for a deliciously fiery offering complemented by a layer of crushed peanuts that add a pleasing crunch. If you like your food with a kick, this is a must-order.

Philly, 45RMB
2/13

Philly, 45RMB

This is basically a classic Philly cheese steak sandwich, with a hot dog lurking in its midst. It's genius. Using imported Uruguayan beef, this is Dog House's most popular order so far - and it's not hard to see why. Another of our favourites.

Tropical, 40RMB
3/13

Tropical, 40RMB

Hmm. While the Sichuan and Philly were universally popular, this one was more divisive among our tasters. Mango, papaya, coconut flakes, lime and lashings of coconut aioli make up this option and it's kind of like a hotdog version of those fruit pizzas you see around town. This one seems squarely aimed at the local market.

Peking, 35RMB
4/13

Peking, 35RMB

Speaking of aiming at the local market, this is presumably what would happen if Da Dong went into hotdogs. Crispy-skinned duck pieces, scallions and cucumber strips are slathered in hoisin sauce for this one. And yes, there's still a sausage tucked underneath it all. An unusual, but tasty option.

Japanese, 35RMB
5/13

Japanese, 35RMB

You know those days when you really want sushi, but you also really want a hotdog? Happens all the time. Well, this dog solves that dilemma. The sausage is topped with dried seaweed strips, fish roe, bonito flakes, teriyaki sauce and a wasabi aioli dressing. It could be a disaster, but somehow it works.

Mexican, 40RMB
6/13

Mexican, 40RMB

This dog picks up some crunch from a topping of tortilla strips and a bit of zing thanks to a wedge of lime. Also in the mix are jalapeno cream cheese and avocado mayo. The ingredients tend to cancel each other out though and it's not quite as punchy as we hoped - maybe it could use more jalapeno, maybe we were just beginning to tire from eating so many hotdogs...

Chili, 45RMB
7/13

Chili, 45RMB

After something a little more conventional? This is a good option. The classic chili dog is given a little extra lift thanks to Dog House's house-cured bacon and fried onions on top - both served crispy. Yum.

Reuben, 35RMB
8/13

Reuben, 35RMB

Where's the beef? Whereas Dog House's Philly dog basically adds a sausage to a Philly cheese steak sandwich, here the dog is a substitute for the beef. It's basically a hotdog with sauerkraut, cheese, Dijon mustard and Russian dressing. Not quite as successful as the Philly, but tasty nonetheless.

Garden, 35RMB
9/13

Garden, 35RMB

With its shaved cucumber slaw, pepperoncini, roasted peppers and pickled pink onion, this is probably the closest thing you'll get to a salad at Dog House. But that's not really why we're here, and the result is a slightly underwhelming hotdog.

Cheesy, 35RMB
10/13

Cheesy, 35RMB

Now this is more like the guilty fast food hit you're usually looking for in a hotdog. If you're a little anxious about the unconventional options on Dog House's menu, then go for this guy: a classic hotdog smothered in a three-cheese sauce of white and yellow cheddars plus mozarella. They weren't kidding when they named this one cheesy.

Korean, 45RMB
11/13

Korean, 45RMB

Another option that split opinion on our tasting team, this hotdog gets its Korean characteristics courtesy of sesame seeds, kimchi and thinly-sliced barbecued beef (like a better quality version of the stuff you get on a rice bowl at Japanese chain Yoshinoya). For some it was a winning combination, but an equal number were left unconvinced.

Pizza, 40RMB
12/13

Pizza, 40RMB

Mozzarella, marinara sauce, pepperoni. On top of a hotdog. It should be a winner, but it somehow becomes a little too much. In fairness though, this one came late on during our tasting session - hotdog fatigue was definitely starting to set in.

BLT, 40RMB
13/13

BLT, 40RMB

The BLT sandwich is a cornerstone of British society and here it's introduced to the American hotdog in the hopes of forming some sort of culinary Special Relationship. The home-cured bacon is great and the greens and tomato are a refreshing change of pace (especially when you've been eating hotdogs all afternoon) - one to order if you're trying to convince yourself eating a hotdog is a healthy lunch.

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