Kogi Dogs

© Tina Rupp

Kogi Dogs


When Kogi's truck first Tweeted its stops last November, no one had heard of Korean short rib tacos. Now hundreds of people line up for them, and for kimchi hot dogs. Credit Roy Choi, who cooked at NYC's Le Bernardin and recently opened a Kogi counter at L.A.'s Alibi Room.

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  1. 2 cups finely shredded cabbage

  2. 1 large scallion, finely chopped

  3. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  4. Salt and freshly ground pepper

  5. 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  6. 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  7. Vegetable oil

  8. 1 cup kimchi, drained and patted dry

  9. 8 hot dog buns, split

  10. 8 all-beef hot dogs, partially split

  11. 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar

  12. 2 cups shredded romaine

  13. 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  14. 2 cups cilantro sprigs

  15. Sriracha, for drizzling

  1. In a large bowl, toss the cabbage, scallion and lime juice; season with salt and pepper. In a mortar, pound the sesame seeds until crushed and transfer to a small bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise and season with salt.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the kimchi and cook over high heat until browned all over, 3 minutes.
  3. Light a grill. Brush the insides of the buns with oil and grill over moderately high heat, cut side down, until crisp, 20 seconds. Turn and grill for 20 seconds longer. Spread the cut sides with the sesame mayonnaise.
  4. Grill the hot dogs over moderately high heat until nicely charred all over, 3 minutes. Tuck the hot dogs into the buns with the kimchi and cheddar. Top with the cabbage salad, romaine, onion and cilantro sprigs. Drizzle a little Sriracha on top and serve.