In the last blog post, I reviewed the Cheese Dog from Refreshment Corner. Although it tasted good and had loads of cheese on it, I felt that it was not worth the 460 yen price tag that Mickey has slapped on it. For this blog post, I'll be revisiting Refreshment Corner. This time, your Honorable Rat will be devouring the Hot Dog with Pulled Pork Topping.
You will have to fork out 620 yen for a Hot Dog with Pulled Pork Topping. Opting for a set which includes fries and a drink will set you back 1,000 yen. The Hot Dog with Pulled Pork Topping costs 160 yen more than the Cheese Dog. Expectations are high, Ratketeers. Expectations are high.
The size of any hot dog at Refreshment Corner is about 2 to 3 bites smaller than the size of a Costco hot dog. As you can see from the picture above, they are not quite as big as the dogs that you get from most food carts in the U.S. I don't know if you have Gardenia bread in your country, but the size is comparable to the hot dogs that Mum used to make for me with Gardenia hot dog buns.
Hot Dog with Pulled Pork Topping is a regular hot dog topped with a generous amount of pulled pork and Refreshment Corner's special sauce. This sauce is unlike anything that I've tasted before. It tasted like barbecue sauce with a tinge of Coca Cola in it. I really liked it. Every bite into the dog was delightful. Every time I took a bite, the flavor of the sauce would burst throughout my mouth. Also, the fact that this dog had so much meat on it made me a really happy rat.
Overall, this dog was able to meet my high expectations. It definitely hit the spot. I'd be happy to fork out that extra 160 yen to get this instead of the Cheese Dog. I will not recommend getting the Hot Dog with Pulled Pork Topping on it's own, though. 620 yen is a bit too much for a hot dog of this size, no matter how good it tasted. I'd recommend getting the set. It gives you more bang for your buck.
Honorable Rating: Mmm, this is good (4/5)