Despite IKEA being well-known for its affordable and flat-packed furniture, the company also has reputable cafe located inside each of its eateries that offer specific foods geared to the location, such as the Ninja Dog served at the IKEA Japan locations. The unusual black hot dog is served on a matching black bun that is said to have detoxifying properties thanks to the main ingredient, charcoal.
The Ninja Dog is a larger-than-average hot dog with a sausage that measures 30-cm in length. Both the meat and the bun are made using bamboo charcoal that gives the products a dark, black hue. The bamboo charcoal is a healthy and edible superfood that helps to purify the body's digestive track. The IKEA Japan location serves the Ninja Dog topped with ketchup and mustard.