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Dog Haus Restaurants Selling Fried Chicken Sandwich Inspired By Karate Kid Films

Dog Haus, a chain renowned for their unique takes on hot dogs, has just created a fried chicken sandwich that pays tribute to an all-time movie classic.

Their new Karaage Kid, named partly in tribute to the old school karate film, takes karaage chicken, or Japanese-style fried chicken, and places it into a sandwich that has a burst of umami flavor in every bite.

Dog Haus’s Karaage Kid is a special sandwich created for Hawaiian Foods Week, and with the karaage style of frying being popular in the Aloha State, it made sense to bring it to this themed sandwich.

Apart from the karaage chicken, there’s also KING’S HAWAIIAN Sweet Island Ginger Sauce, spicy basil aioli, a layer of furikake seasoning, and an Asian slaw, all piled inside of a toasted KING’S HAWAIIAN Hamburger Bun.

The resulting sandwich is one with a unique combination of flavors and textures, from the crispy, juicy karaage chicken to the creamy and fragrant aioli, crunchy slaw, and pillowy, sweet bun.

You can find the Karaage Kid at Dog Haus locations for a limited time. While it’s on the menu, $1 from every purchase of the sandwich will go to No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit fighting to end childhood hunger in the United States.

Created in partnership with King’s Hawaiian. 

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An Intimate Look At Huli-Huli Sausage, A Hawaiian-Inspired Dish Now On EVERY Dog Haus Menu

In Hawaiian, the term “Huli” means to turn, referring to the constant flipping of meat while barbecuing. That concept is very much alive in the succulent Huli-Huli chicken sausages that hot dog experts Dog Haus is grilling to celebrate Hawaiian Foods Week.

To commemorate the weeklong dedication to Hawaiian fare, King’s Hawaiian is teaming up with restaurants like Dog Haus to showcase tastes from the Aloha State. Dog Haus has opted to go for Huli-Huli chicken, or Hawaiian barbeque chicken, as their inspiration.

Dog Haus’ Würstmacher, and Food Network personality, Adam Gertler teamed up with Top Chef season 2 winner Ilan Hall to create this one-of-a-kind sausage recipe. Their collaboration invokes the flavors of Hawaiian teriyaki to bring the chain’s tribute to Huli-Huli chicken to life.

Ginger, garlic, soy, and sake permeate the sausage, which blends chicken with pork belly to provide extra juiciness and flavor. The sausage is grilled to perfection, continually turned over like Huli-Huli chicken to ensure even grill marks.

It’s then packed into a trio of grilled King’s Hawaiian buns and covered with toppings that represent the tastes and textures of Hawaiian cuisine. These include King’s Hawaiian Sweet Island Ginger Sauce, bouillonnaise (a seasoned mayo created just for Dog Haus’ Huli-Huli), pineapple and jalapeño relish, crispy fried onions, and scallions.

The balance of all the major tastes – sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and umami – brings out the best of Hawaii’s flavors in this scrumptious chef-created sausage sandwich.

Gertler and Dog Haus will be cranking out their Huli-Huli sausages well past Hawaiian Foods week. They’re already available at all Dog Haus locations, and will stay there through June 30th. $1 from the purchase of every Huli-Huli benefits No Kid Hungry.

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This Restaurant Just Stuffed Sausages With A TURDUCKEN For The Holidays

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Before Frankenfoods became an everyday thing and everything was bacon-stuffed, there was the Turducken. The classic dish consisted of a turkey, duck and chicken harmoniously stuffed together in one being.

California-based hot dog dealers, Dog Haus, have taken that concept and made a pretty fowl hot dog out of it.

The sausage is like a Thanksgiving miracle, made with turkey, chicken, duck, fresh herbs, whiskey soaked cranberries and yams. Then the sausage is topped with sage gravy, a Brussels sprouts & bacon slaw, and crispy onions, all inside a classic King’s Hawaiian hot dog bun.

The Turducken will only be around throughout the month of November and will be available at every one of Dog Haus’ locations throughout California, Arizona and Colorado.

John Madden would certainly be proud.


Check Out This Turkey, Cranberry and Sweet Potato-Stuffed Thanksgivukkah Dog


For those looking for something beyond the traditional Turkey this Thankgiving, check out Dog Haus’ latest offering. The Los Angeles (Pasadena, specifically) based hot dog concept debuted the Thanksgivukkah Dog topped with Tater Tots (lazily labeled as Jewish Latkes or potato pancakes so they could jump on the Thanksgivukkah bandwagon) and Apple Cranberry Sauce. The novelty dog comes served on a King’s Hawaiian Bun, and regardless of it’s faux Jewish theme, it still sounds pretty good.

The dog retails for $6.99. For those hankering for a pairing, try the Punkin’ Brewster Cocktail (hats off to the multiple puns) that includes Pumpkin Butter, Hausmade Pomegranate Grenadine, Buffalo Trace Whiskey, Angostura Bitters and Ginger Beer (only available at the Old Pasadena Location).