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Try a Kimchi-Topped Hot Dog at The Red Boat Viet Fusion & Bar


"What these guys are doing with hot dogs is simply magical," says one fan of The Red Boat Viet Fusion & Bar. The chef dresses up the classic hot dog with Vietnamese ingredients like kimchi and crafts other classic eats like bowls of pho and banh mi. Since a location just opened near you about a month ago, it's easy to grab some of the fusion food for lunch.

Sink your teeth into one of the signature franks like the K-Town Dog. Its all-beef frank comes topped with diced kimchi, chopped Korean beef bulgogi, and toasted seaweed. Try a banh mi sandwich stuffed with lemongrass pork and pickled veggies, cucumbers, cilantro, and jalapenos in a hoagie roll. Dig into a "Boat"—a rice, noodle, or salad bowl—topped with your choice of protein, toppings, and sauce. Don't forget to add an order of the kimchi-topped fries for the full Red Boat experience.