The corn dog, an American fast food and theme park staple, has an Asian equivalent. A deep-fried, rice-battered wiener served on the end of a chopstick should be called a rice dog, but that seems like a name that could potentially be seen as mildly offensive.
So, instead of coating a hot dog in cornmeal batter, the deep-fried, rice-battered wiener uses carrot and red bell pepper-flavored rice that is packed around the hot dog and then rolled in panko breading to give it a crispy exterior. This isn’t a healthy alternative so much as a cultural one.
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