Let’s talk [vegan] hot dogs!

The Crafty Kitty | Yasai Hot Dog [vegan]If you are in the know, then you will already be aware of The Mighty Fork! This London, based food business, have been taunting me on Facebook with drool worthy pictures of creative vegan hot dogs for about 4-5 months now! Popping up in venues around London since 13th July, their 100% plant based menu, is currently made up of 5 hot dogs: The Plain Jane; The Big Chilli; Brew Dog; Sauerkraut; Yasai Dog! My husband and I have yet to make it to the big smoke, to get our hands on one of those bad boys and we finally had enough! We made our own!

The Crafty Kitty | Yasai Hot Dog [vegan]

The Yasai dog is a “9” Beechwood smoked organic tofu weiner, [with] Japanese Yasai Curry, Sauteed Onions, Wasabi Mayo [and] Spring onions” and is the dog, we both have our greedy eyes on! Initially we had planned to grab our fave vegan hot dogs from Fry’s Vegetarian, but our hot dog craving was too much and we didn’t get a chance to go to holland and barrett to pick some up!

Ingredients

  • Packet of Taifun Tofu Weiners (4 total)
  • Packet of Hot Dog Rolls
  • Vegan Mayo
  • Wasabi Powder
  • Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Ginger puree
  • Garlic Clove
  • Turmeric
  • Garam Masala
  • Curry Powder
  • Coriander Powder
  • 2 tsp Cornflour
  • Water

Take half an onion and slice, fry in a little olive oil and set the onions aside.

Prepare the Yasai Curry Sauce [I had a look at this recipe and used it as the basis for the sauce]. I used a mini food processor to finely dice about a quarter cup of onion. Fry the onion in a pan and then add a crushed garlic clove and a spoonful of ginger puree [I did most of the spice measurements by eye, so I don’t have any accurate measurements for these]. Add the rest of the spices, fry for a minute and then start adding in water, bit by bit until you have a thin sauce. Mix the cornflour with a little water and then add it into the curry sauce. Heat until thickened. Pour the sauce into the food processor and blend until smooth, return the sauce to the pan again just to thicken it a little more. Set aside.

Mix 1/2 teaspoon of wasabi powder with 1/4 tsp of water, leave for a minute or two then add vegan mayo and mix thoroughly.

Nuke or grill or fry your hot dog, slice your hot dog bun and start assembling. We layered as follows: hot dog, onions, yasai curry sauce, wasabi mayo, spring onions. So ours looks a little different to The Mighty Fork’s version!

The Crafty Kitty | Yasai Hot Dog [vegan]

So for now our hot dog cravings have been satisfied! I love the concept of The Mighty Fork hot dogs. I usually just eat mine with onions, burger relish, mayo and American style mustard, so all these different toppings are making my taste buds tingle!

When we used to live in London, we would often treat ourselves to a hot dog (or maybe a burger) from Red Veg! A great veggie fast food joint in Soho. Alas they shut that branch and have since also shut their Brighton branch, which we never visited. So it is great to know, that there is a similar food style business popping up again. I can’t wait til we can actually try out a genuine The Mighty Fork hot dog, and I’m looking forward to seeing what other treats they bring to life!

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