Japanese Hot Dog Recipe from Ocado

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Japanese Hot Dogs

Many people may be surprised to know how many Japanese recipes are inspired or adapted from Western or Chinese dishes. Take Nikujaga as an example, a dish stemming from beef stew. Or the Japanese version of Mabo Tofu, which is known for its mellow flavor. Hot dogs are also popular in Japan especially as baseball is one of the country’s most watched sports. People often get hot dogs at the stadium while watching a game, or even have them at home for a snack or light lunch.

Japanese Hot Dog Recipe

You’re probably more than familiar with hot dog recipes like the one pictured above, but are you ready to try something new? Below you’ll find a Japanese-style hot dog recipe from Ocado that we’d like to share with you. As it turns out, there are lots of delicious Japanese recipes on their website and all the ingredients you need can be bought directly from their online grocery store. Before diving into the details, let’s go through a quick overview of Ocado.

Introduction to Ocado

Ocado.com (operated by Ocado Retail) is the world’s largest dedicated online supermarket, and is a joint venture between Marks & Spencer Group and Ocado Group.

Delivering to over 80% of the UK, more than 940,000 active customers benefit from an unbeatable range of around 50,000 products (including big-name brands, more than 5,000 items from the M&S food and drink range and Ocado’s Own-Range), unbeatable service with next-to-no substitutions, and the most sustainable grocery proposition of any British grocer.

Every order is carefully packed in one of seven distribution centres using world-leading software and technology. Shopping is then delivered directly to customers using a network of regional spokes and fleet of delivery vans. Ocado developed the first grocery shopping app in 2010 and continues to innovate, offering customers the best possible experience.

Japanese Hot Dog Recipe

Japanese Hot Dogs

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Makes: 4 servings
Level: Beginner


  • 4 sausages
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 sheet nori, shredded with scissors
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds , toasted
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp mirin
  • 3 tbsp sake
  • ¾ tbsp sugar

Preparation & Method

  1. To make the teriyaki sauce combine the soy sauce, mirin, & sake in a saucepan and bring to boil. Remove from the heat and mix in the sugar until dissolved.
  2. Pan fry the sausages over a medium heat for about 8 mins until cooked through, shaking the pan to brown them evenly.
  3. While the sausages cook, warm the buns in the oven.
  4. When ready, slit the buns, spread a little butter inside, add the lettuce and sausage, then drizzle the teriyaki sauce on. Squeeze the mayo over the top in a zig zag pattern, then sprinkle with spring onion, sesame seeds and nori.

And that’s it! A delicious hot dog recipe that’s perfect for a BBQ, a quick snack, or for lunch!

Looking for more recipes? We’ll be updating regularly on the site each month on our Japanese recipe page. Some of our past recipes include how to make Nikujaga and everyone’s favourite – Okonomiyaki. A great way to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest recipes is by signing up for our newsletter.

Additionally, Ocado have many more Japanese-inspired recipes, which range from Yakisoba to Japanese fried chicken. We hope you have fun making this Japanese hot dog recipe, and try out some more of the recipes you can find on the Ocado site.

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