Sunday, November 28, 2010

Berkeley's Top Dog in Hong Kong?

Kraut Dog

I never had the chance to go to Top Dog in Berkeley, but it seems like every Cal alumnus I know can't stop raving about it. And I remember some of them saying years and years ago that they opened one in Hong Kong, and yet I still never got the chance to go. Today, as we went down to the Star Ferry terminal to cross the harbor, we noticed a Top Dog stand there (Shop D, Upper Deck, Central Pier 7, 2167-8991). Cool - the portions at Mak's were too small to last us anyway!

We grabbed that kraut dog pictured above as well as a bratwurst, the latter of which was more exciting given the delightful presence of crackling sprinkled on top. I wasn't a big fan of how cold they kept the pickles in the fridge but otherwise these things did the job. Now that I look at it again though, I don't think this is the same Top Dog as the one in Berkeley. Can anyone verify? We'll have to go there next time we're out there either way.

3 comments:

JinSF said...

Top Dog in HK would be awesome. I loved Top Dog as much as the next student at Cal, but I wonder if I liked it so much because of how inebriated I was whenever I went there.

In any event, I love your blog. Keep up the great reporting.

Rodney said...

Ah, the (sober) post-game meal! A hot link, a brat, spicy Russian mustard, a generic diet cola and free thinking via Cato Institute bulletins on the wall.

Is the logo the same? What kind of clippings did they have on the wall?

perpetualstudent said...

I don't think the logo is the same. There's another pic of the Top Dog in HK at http://thehomefoodcook.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/four-days-of-hong-kong-food-part-3.html