Myungrang Hot Dog is the cheapest street food franchise out there. Quick and delicious, hot dogs (or corndogs in the US) are found everywhere around Korea -especially in food markets. But, Myungrang Hot Dog does not disappoint! This franchise is THE destination in Korea to get your Korean corndog fix.
The Origins of Korean Corndogs
In South Korea, what is commonly referred to as ‘hot dogs’, are actually what Americans know as Corndogs. Corndogs originated in the American state of Texas. Legend has it that a group of sausage vendors was having a difficult time selling their products. As a result, they tried to make their sausages more appealing by covering them with batter and deep-frying it. As with most deep-fried American goodness, it wasn’t long before it was put on a stick and sold at county fairs.
However, the craze didn’t stop there. People from all over the world who visited America brought the street food back to their home countries. Nobody is sure when, or exactly who brought corndogs to Korea first, but they ended up here and took on a life of their own.
They became fused with other popular deep-fried snacks brought over from America, such as cheese sticks and french fries. Now, what we’ve ended up with is the Korean corndog – a beautiful deep-fried mutant of a snack.
The Korean Corndog Destination
The most powerful franchise in Korea behind the Korean corndog craze is Myungrang Hot Dog. The franchise has set up dozens of locations with ease. Each location offers its franchisees a low-maintenance establishment with a steady flow of customers.
They are known for their fair treatment of franchisees based on their five pillars. The slogan is: “together” can create “opportunity”, generating “fairness” and “happiness” for owners and customers, so more success can be “shared”. A little bit more about it can be read on their website here.
As simple as it sounds, hot dogs can get very different very fast. It started with a simple sausage inside a fried batter. However, Koreans took it to a whole other level. South Korean corndogs have gained international attention for their vegetarian options such as cheese and potato. Although it is still not the healthiest option, who eats corndogs for their health? This franchise is all about the flavor.
For me, one of the craziest options Myungrang Hot Dog serves is the corndog with fried potatoes on the outside. It’s not only creative, it adds an amazing crunch to the mix!
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Besides Korean corndogs, they sell a few other items as well. Their menu includes tteokbokki, fish cakes, cheese balls, and regular fries so that you can turn your snack into a meal.
However, it does not stop there. All Myungrang Hot Dog stores have a section of sauces. Korean corndogs are often topped with sugar and you can choose an additional sauce to add if you like. The selection goes from traditional ketchup and mustard to sweet cheese and hot sauce.
In my opinion, Myungrang Hot Dog is great for a quick bite for cheap. It will not disappoint! You should find the location nearest you and give my favorite menu item a try. I highly recommend the sausage and cheddar Korean corndog.
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