Soy Hot Dog with Soyaki Ketchup

Oh Trader Joe’s, thank you for putting 4 links instead of just 2. I still had 2 left for my precious sausage-less sausage, I’ve decided to enjoy another hot dog with special homemade sauce!

Well, I said “special” and “homemade” like I invented the whole sauce itself from the scratch, but this is easy because I just mixed condiments together. But this little one turned out great with bringing a little Asian flavor, so everyone, check it out! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Soy Hot Dog with Soyaki Ketchup 

soy hot dog with soyaki ketchup


  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 2 links of Trader Joe’s Sausage-less sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Some lettuce – shredded

Soyaki Ketchup

  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soyaki sauce from Trader Joe’s


  • Some sesame seeds
  • Some scallion – chopped
  • some dijon mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. In a pan, pour olive oil and bring it to medium high heat.
  3. Add links and grill them with constantly moving them to be evenly cooked.
  4. Add hot dog buns in the oven.
  5. When the links got perfectly charred, remove from heat.
  6. When the buns are golden brown, remove from the oven.
  7. Build a hot dog with lettuce and a link. Top with special sauce and garnish.

soy hot dog with soyaki ketchup

When I took a bite of it, I realized condiments are not just adding flavor but bringing extra happiness on your tastebuds. Ordinal ketchup could be totally upgraded by adding just a spoonful of other condiments, so it must be a good idea to invent on your own too! 

Maybe the next great invention will be born in your kitchen…? Wow, I should try it before I get jealous of you! 

<Memory in WA>

Speaking of the invention of sauce, when I was in Seattle I had a chance to visit a German village called Leavenworth. Initially we were hiking at Icicle Ridge and trying to go more, but because of the time schedule of the Sun we headed to Leavenworth to see what the village looked like. 

icicle ridge
Icicle Ridge near Leavenworth, WA


It was a heaven! 

plant in leavenworth restaurant-exterior-leavenworth


Very cute houses and friendly people, we thanked the god in the mountain to change our initial plan. We got hungry so stepped in a casual eatery and found this. 

sauce selection munchen haus
Sauce selection @ Munchen haus.

Rows of rows of sauce to dress up your hot dog!!!

Even though a variety of nice dresses didn’t attract my attention, they sure did.

Don’t assume there was just 1 kind of mustard. Each and every one of mustards and sauce had a different kick that allows customers to find the-one and only a regular customer can find the ultimate favorite. 

Here is a restaurant info, so if you have a chance to go there, I should warn you to spend at least 30min deciding the sauce of the day;)

Munchen Haus

709 Front St Leavenworth, WA 98826

*This is NOT an affiliate purpose so I don’t get paid for what I say here. So don’t worry and welcome to torture-for-indecisive content;)

<Other Posting about Hot Dog>

Hey Keep It Simple, Tanooki! Classic Soy Hot Dog.

soy hot dog

What the soy sausage actually like? Product review for Italian Sausage-less sausage from Trader Joe’s.

italian soy sausage

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of food!


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