Korean kimchi, ginger and sesame hot dog

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10 min


30 min

Korean kimchi, ginger and sesame hot dog

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Bulgogi and kimchi are ubiquitous in Korean cuisine. Kimchi (an addictive, fiery cabbage pickle) is available in grocery stores.


  • 2/3 cup chopped kimchi
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Bulgogi sauce

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1-in. piece fresh ginger , chopped
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry or apple juice
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  • COMBINE onion with garlic, ginger, honey, sherry, soy and sesame oil in a food processor. Purée until smooth. Scrape into a medium saucepan. Boil over medium-high until mixture thickens slightly, 3 to 5 min.
  • ADD grilled hot dogs to sauce and turn to coat. Let stand 4 min.
  • ARRANGE hot dogs on buns. Spoon more sauce on dogs, then top with kimchi, green onion and sesame seeds.

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Nutrition (per serving (topping only))

  • Calories
  • 51,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g,
  • Fat
  • 2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 177 mg.

Kitchen tips: This recipe makes enough for 8 hot dogs. We recommend the hot dogs be grilled and the buns toasted (for best results).

Homemade kimchi: If you can’t find it in stores, try our recipe at home.