“It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing but it tastes like a dream”*
These are the words of Frankfurter entrepreneur and founder of the The Rollin’ Hot Dog Co. Based at the Cardiff Fashion Quarter on Womanby Street, this an all in one fully mobile hot dog unit serving up tasty frankfurters with a variety of flavourful toppings, available as vegetarian and non-vegetarian.
We rolled up to the hot dog stall on a cold Saturday afternoon. The menu has just the right amount of choice, with nothing over the top to boggle the mind and confuse the senses, which is a good thing given our Christmas party hangovers from the night before.
Philly Devil – fried onions, cream cheese, salami, red and green jalapeño
The salami was easy going on the spice and more of a chorizo than Italian or German style salami. Personally I’d prefer a salami with a little more kick to it, but you can always add some extra jalapenos if you like it hotter! Cream cheese was a good ratio to the frankfurter and added a good dash of lubrication to proceedings. I went for the seeded roll but there is a plain option as well.
Christmas Dog – stuffing, gravy, cranberry, onions
The gravy was hot and rich, and the stuffing and cranberry combo gave the dog the festive cockle-warming flavour I was hoping for. The soft seeded roll was perfect for the gravy too. Just right for a rough-around-the-edges Saturday snack.
Service gets a massive thumbs up; chatty, friendly and not made to feel rushed just to get to serve the next customer. With an excellent price point to boot, these are definitely top dogs!
This is a very new venture but already it’s proving popular so it’ll be exciting to see what develops in the coming year for The Rollin’ Hot Dog Co.
Full contact details and opening times here.
* this was in reference to the Christmas Dog and does not apply to the full range of dogs!