Not Just A Hot Dog

Angharad Rees
17th Apr 2016

At first, it’s the Hollywood-style lights on the sign outside that stops me in my tracks. Once standing there, gawping at the stylish and dapper décor, the enticing aromas of sizzling spicy chorizo beckon me inside to check out more offerings. The menu is surprising – these are no ordinary hotdogs.

The Hot Dog Man, located just a stones throw away from the iconic Manly Wharf, is a specialist gourmet sausage and fast food outlet, that will change your opinion about the humble hotdog forever. With gourmet sausages nestled inside a secret recipe soft bread roll, prepare for a taste sensation.

The Australian and Swedish husband and wife team draw from their past experience in the fine dining industry, by selecting the best quality meats, and offering a vast selection of dips and toppings to create your perfect street-food flavours. Choose from the menu or build your own, with gluten free options available.

There are many reasons to stop here on your next visit to Manly, but we’ve selected five to tempt both your taste buds and your curiosity…

Gourmet Sausage, International Flavours and More

The Hot Dog Man has revolutionised the standard snag, creating a fusion of international flavours from local, expert producers. Take your taste buds on a culinary trip around the world, with the taste of Argentina, Spain, Sweden and Vietnam to name only a few! The mouth-watering options range from Spanish Chorizo with confit garlic, aioli and Manchego cheese, to The Aussie BIG Dog packed with
Frankfurter, smokey bacon, beer-braised onions, fried egg and BBQ Sauce. And for those who haven’t caught up with the growing hotdog trend yet, you’ll also find a selection of premium burgers, freshly hand rolled every day, on the menu.

Secret Recipe Bread Rolls

The soft, golden rolls with a slightly sweet, buttery flavour compliment the scrumptious sausages perfectly. And you won’t find these rolls anywhere else. The opposite of being mass-produced, the bread is hand rolled by a local baker using an exclusive and secret recipe that the Hot Dog Man team worked on for over 12 months to perfect. This is passion in a bun – resulting in bread that’s light and airy without emptiness, and substantial without heaviness, whilst remaining both slightly sweet and perfectly savoury. In one word – nom!

Seasonal Menu

Working with the seasons, the Hot Dog Man offers seasonal specials to their menu. With the winter months looming, you can expect their offerings to warm your stomach and the cockles of your heart with comfort foods to make your taste buds smile and your belly happy. From selected and specialised winter sausages to their warming vegan soup lunch special, The Hot Dog Man is a smorgasbord of international flavours that allows Sydney-siders to revel in their street-food style cuisine, whatever the season.

Freshly Cooked to Order in Style

You may forget when standing in the trendy outlet that you’re in a fast food restaurant. Especially when your food is cooked to order in a sleek stainless steel kitchen in front of your very eyes. Take a seat at one of the high tables, and you’ll see the touches of elegant style surrounding you: the monochrome tiles, naked bulbs and down lights mixed with hints of Scandinavian simplicity in design. And in moments, you’ll have one of the yummy rolls in your hand and in your mouth!

Party Bags

Who doesn’t love a party bag? Well, there’s some good news. After you’ve sampled the lip-smacking sausages, you’ll want all your friends to taste them too. You can wow your friends with your exquisite taste and become the barbeque king (or queen) with your selection of The Hot Dog Man’s gourmet sausages and beautiful bread rolls. Order in advance - leaving all the hard work for your party food preparations in their capable hands. All you’ll have to so is sizzle and shine.

The Verdict

Having devoured the chorizo sausage hot dog, I know I’ll be back to sample more gourmet and international offerings in the future, whether for lunch, dinner or as a decadent snack, in fact – especially as a decadent snack. Because there’s one thing for sure, these Manly hot dogs are the top dogs!

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30 The Corso
+61 2 9977 3330

Sun – Thu 11am – 10pm

Fri – Sat 11am – 1am