here’s another of my favorite summer things — hotdogs! i know, i know — in the philippines, hotdogs aren’t a summer staple. they’re everyday food. breakfast food. as in two hotdogs, an egg and fried rice with a dash of banana ketchup. or, if you’re in college and getting your food from rodic’s inside the up diliman campus, it’s jumbosilog (jumbo hotdog, sinangag and itlog). or if you want a quick snack, you have homemade hotdog sloppy joes 🙂
there used to be fierce competition between purefoods and swift when we were growing up. is that still true today?
here, hotdogs mean summer backyard parties. grilling. or a day out in the ballpark with beer and raucous fans. i didn’t get to do actual grilling (no place to put a grill), but for memorial day i did have some broiled hotdogs. with some mayo on the bun, a little bit of sweet relish and ketchup on top, they were a perfect slice of summer heaven.