Monday, May 5, 2008

Good Dog!

12 noon. Downtown lunch break.
  Your choices:
A) Katsu with Gravy (w/ rice and mac)
B) Teri Beef Moco (w/ rice and mac)
C) Mahi-Chicken Combo (w/ rice and mac)
D) All of the above (w/ rice and mac)
E) None of the above

Circle the last option and try a new spin on local-style lunch at Hank’s Haute Dogs on Coral Street in Kaka‘ako. The gourmet hot dog www.leichic.comcafé is introducing a new Spam dog April 1.

Owner Henry Adaniya – who’s back in the islands after heading up Chicago’s five-star restaurant Trio for more than a decade – has cooked up a fun twist on the Hawai‘i staple. It stays faithful to Spam’s savory flavor, but isn’t as overwhelmingly salty thanks to the addition of ground pork. Made fresh daily right in Hank’s kitchen, the Spam dog is served up in a mild, locally made, sweet-bread-type bun and piled high with spicy kim chee and a special secret sauce.

Adaniya worked three months to develop the Spam dog, which joins the other local-style link, the Portuguese Sausage dog, on his menu. And if you aren’t a Spam fan, there’s always the traditional Chicago-style dog or one of the other specialty hot dogs like andouille, fois gras or lobster.

It doesn’t matter which you chose though. They’re all, frankly, delicious.

Hank’s Haute Dogs, 324 Coral Street ,  Honolulu , 808.532.4265,

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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