Snag Box Gourmet Hotdogs is one of the newest additions to the must-try foodie destinations housed in Spark Place in Cubao. It’s the first ever branch, and I bet there will be many more to come, considering that it provides a great blueprint for a modern food stand worth franchising. 🙂
In Australia, the locals commonly refer to sausages as “snags.” This, plus the fact that the owner of Snag Box works as a chef in Australia, explain the reason behind its name. We were pleased to meet and dine with the owners as they introduced their mega selection of don’t-miss gourmet hotdogs to us. Each is topped with interesting and delicious ingredients, and I guarantee that you don’t need to ask for extra condiments simply because the snags here are all fully loaded with HUGE flavors. 🙂
Review of Snag Box Gourmet Hotdogs (Spark Place, Cubao, Quezon City)
We watched how the staff prepare the snags and were satisfied to see that the hotdogs were made neatly upon order. To ensure sanitation, the staff wore a glove in her left hand that’s used to hold the hotdog in place. Condiments and supplies were strategically stored in front, making them easily accessible within an arm’s stretch. As in any food stand, instinct and speed are very important. At Snag Box, wait time is agreeable and customers get to be entertained with the cooking process.
Hotdogs in buns are the perfect on-the-run meals, and Snag Box’s juicy and plump snags are about 50 steps above Jollibee’s Jolly Hotdog Classic or 7-Eleven’s standard. They are what hotdog dreams must be made of. 🙂 With different colorful toppings that look like a work of art, these simply can’t get any better. Regardless of the toppings, the one common denominator among all these is the great hotdog sans condiments. Layers of ingredients have a uniform bite. Pick anything off the menu with total confidence.
The buns were soft without being airy but not a wow. If they were just a bit more toasted and crisp, my overall food rating here would have been a clear five-star. Anyway, if you ask me what’s best, I would certainly recommend the Japanese Bulldog. It’s brilliant how the hotdog is wrapped with deep-fried bread crumbs like tonkatsu. I’d even want to eat it with rice! 😛
Japanese Bulldog topped with Asian slaw, tonkatsu sauce, black sesame
Noriyaki (PhP 125) hotdog topped with Asian slaw, kani, wasabi mayo, and nori
Rustic Onion Medley (PhP 125) hotdog topped with mixed onions, cream cheese, glaze, and cheddar
Truffle and Wild Mushroom Ragu hotdog topped with mixed mushrooms in cream sauce, toasted garlic, Pamersan, and sprinkled with truffle oil
Chili Beef (PhP 125) hotdog topped with chili beef, cheese sauce, sour cream, and jalapeño
At Snag Box, monstrous hotdogs take the stage and these are better accompanied with Truffle and Garlic Parmesan Side Crunch (PhP 60). A bag of these flavored potato chips will do more than subside a salty and savory craving. Eat them as soon as served because once the chips lose its crispiness with time, they don’t taste as good and fresh anymore.
Price for Value: ★★★★☆
The gourmet hotdogs at Snag Box, Spark Place each has its own little gastronomic journey. I’m not a “hotdog” fan but tagged at reasonable prices, these hotdogs are quite satisfactory. When it comes to uniqueness of tastes, they win big smiles. One is actually enough for a filling lunch. Stop by with friends and #GetYourSnagOn! 🙂