1. Venezuela — Perro or The Asquerosito
What makes them unique?: The classic Venezuelan hot dog "with everything" is made with a simple boiled sausage, carrot and cabbage salad, diced onions, crispy potato sticks, grated cheese and lots of sauce. It's important to note that these sauces play a critical role: beyond the classics (like ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard), you can also add a wide variety of sauces like sweet corn sauce, Venezuelan "Alemana" sauce, barbecue sauce, sweet and sour, garlic sauce, pineapple sauce, tartar sauce, and so many others.
2. Mexico — "Jochos" or "Dogos"
What makes them unique?: There's a world of possibilities when it's time to eat hot dogs. You'll always find chopped tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños but it's also pretty common to see them with bacon, mushrooms, guacamole, and french fries.
Sonora Style hot dogs are pretty popular as well. These have sausages that are wrapped in bacon and then grilled, and come with onions, tomatoes, chiles and even beans.
3. France — The French "Hot Dog"
What makes them unique?: These stand out because they have delicious Gruyère cheese melted into a baguette. It's a simpler version, but without a doubt, the best.
4. South Korea — 핫도그.
What makes them unique?: They coat the sausage with a delicious breading then serve them with ketchup and mustard.
5. Chile — Completos
What makes them unique?: In Chile, hot dogs are called completos. The most popular version is "The Italian" because it looks like the colors on the Italian flag. It normally comes with mashed avocado, diced tomatoes, sauerkraut, onions, and homemade mayonnaise -- you can also add your other favorite sauces.
6. Guatemala — Shucos.
What makes them unique?: Shucos are served on toasted bread. But the main difference between them and the typical hot dog is that Guatemalans make them with a variety of grilled meats: including sliced sausages, chorizo, beef, salami, etc. Some of the toppings include guacamole, steamed cabbage, mayonnaise and mustard.
7. Chicago — The Chicago-style hot dog:
What makes them unique?: A boiled sausage, accompanied by fresh tomato slices, sweet and sour pickles, relish, and onions. You always put mustard on top -- never ketchup -- and serve it on a poppy seed bun.
8. Argentina — Pancho
What makes them unique?: The superpancho is a hot dog that is, well, bigger than normal. As far as its toppings, it usually comes with crispy potato sticks, tomatoes, and your favorite sauces.
9. Seattle — The Seattle Dog
What makes them unique?: Not only did this Washington city give birth to grunge, it also brought us hot dogs with cream cheese. It's common to to eat them with a Polish sausage and grilled onions. Other popular toppings are jalapeños and green onions. Other sauces that normally come with it are mustard, barbecue, and Sriracha.
10. Colombia — Perros calientes
What makes them unique?: In Colombia, hot dogs usually come with "pink sauce" (a mix of ketchup and mayonnaise), pineapple salsa, and a huge amount of french fries. In some cases they come with bacon, shredded Costeño cheese, and sometimes you can even order them with a quail egg on top.
11. Germany — Hot Dog
What makes them unique?: Fermented cabbage (sauerkraut), mustard and the best sausages in the world.
12. Uruguay — Pancho porteño.
What makes them unique?: This version of the hot dog comes with melted cheese on top, usually mozzarella.
13. Georgia — The Scrambled Dog
What makes them unique?: In Georgia, they sell this historic hot dog with chopped sausages bathed in chili, onions, and pickles. They come with oyster crackers on top.
14. El Salvador — Chorys
What makes them unique?: In El Salvador, hot dogs are called Chévere or Chorys, and unlike the usual boiled or grilled sausage, this one comes fried. It's accompanied with chopped onions, escabeche (made with cabbage and carrots), and jalapeño.
15. South Africa — Boerie roll
What makes them unique?: These are made with grilled Boerewors, a typical type of South African sausage made with veal and spices. It normally comes in a roll, simply with ketchup and onion.
16. Sweden — Tunnbrödsrulle
What makes them unique?: These are flatbread rolls with sausage, fried onions, mashed potatoes, lettuce, shrimp salad, and many other types of delicious fillings.
This post was translated from Spanish.