Mexico City is thus far, one of my favorite cities in the world. It has some precious architecture, both classical and modern, the temperatures are great, and the food.
Oh, the food.
Today’s pick comes to us from the Renacimiento neighborhood of the Mexican capital, close to the city’s main boulevard, Paseo de la Reforma. After a mostly filling lunch of quesadillas, I was still hankering for a botana, or snack.
Randomly, I had passed by a restaurant called Casa Kun; on its menu was a dish of octopus prepared in peanut sauce. I was not peckish enough for that, but given that the menu sounded delicious, I did a search online for meal recommendations.
That’s when I found out about the squid hot dog, or hot dog/jocho de calamar.
I’ve had my share of mystery meat hot dogs, and even an eel dog in Tokyo, so there was no way I could turn this one down.
If you’re sensitive to “fishy” tastes, then the calamari hot dog would not offend you. You are able to enjoy the flavor of the squid, the house-made mayonnaise, and the surprisingly tasty bun without any one flavor overpowering the others. It was served with fried baby octopus, roasted potatoes with scallions, and chile de árbol salsa.
Want to watch me try the calamari hot dog for the first time? Check out my YouTube.
Río Amazonas 73, Col. Renacimiento,
Renacimiento, Cuauhtémoc, 06500
Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico