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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

Review of Snag Box Gourmet Hotdogs (Spark Place, Cubao, Quezon City)

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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.

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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. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ˜›

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 jalapeΓ±o

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.

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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! πŸ™‚

Ground Floor, Spark Place, P. Tuazon, Cubao, Quezon City
For inquiries, email snagbox1@gmail.com
Date Published: 09/08/2015
13 / 15 stars

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60 Responses

  1. Mindi

    I’m pleased to learn that Australians refer to sausages as snags. Not only do I want to visit Australia, but I also love to eat sausage. As for Snag Box Gourmet Hotdogs, they look colorful and tasty – an excellent combination.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup! It’s nice to learn new things while you enjoy food in places you travel. I like the concept of Snag Box because it somewhat brings the comfort food culture of Australia here in the Philippines. πŸ™‚

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  2. Kayla Manoe

    The good old Aussie snag hey, we do love our sausages here! Looks like Snag Box would be right up my alley πŸ˜‰ What an excellent review! They look so tasty, love the little twist in flavours- I wouldnt be able to decide between the Japanese Bulldog & Truffle and Wild Mushroom Ragu!

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  3. Ourfamilyworld

    Oh, I would love to have a taste of those snags. The Noriyaki looks interesting and mouth watering. We have the Japanese Bulldog sauce at home that we use for Tonkatsu and Okonomiyaki. I bet it tastes yummy.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      These sausages are made with a twist. I would never have thought that a regular sausage could be wrapped with the same crumbs as used in Japanese tonkatsu. Very artistic. πŸ™‚

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  4. Tammileetips

    My husband John would love this restaurant! I don’t think I have ever seen a restaurant with so many options for hot dogs like this! The restaurant looks like it would be a great place to grab a meal at too!

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  5. Amber K

    I am totally drooling right now. I used to have such an aversion to hot dogs but once I had a gourmet dog I was hooked. They are SO yummy and I’m on a mission to try all of these now πŸ™‚

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh wow! You will love these gourmet hotdogs. They’re feel-good snacks with some feel-good flavors. πŸ˜‰ You can focus more on eating than getting to know every ingredients infused haha.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The regular hotdog might taste basic but the execution and the layering up of ingredients on top will wow you in ways you didn’t think it could. πŸ™‚ Snag Box’s concept is totally inventive.

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  6. Melissa

    Wow! This looks like an amazing place to try. My husband and son would be in heaven! I have eaten at a gourmet hot dog place once and it was amazing. These pictures make me want to literally lick the screen!

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  7. Melissa

    Wow these look so yummy! I have not had a hot dog in so long due to a restricted diet but man this makes me want to cheat! They look amazing!

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  8. LaShawn

    I would LOVE to go to this restaurant! These look amazing! The idea of all of these different kinds of hot dogs definitely appeals to me. I would be on a mission to try them all!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You can book a day out with your friends and try out all the flavors just as we did. πŸ™‚ The stall now has limited seating for accommodation but you can stay and sit in nearby restaurants and bring the food in.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Snag Box’s hotdogs aren’t life-altering, but the flavors are bold and nice and the size is just enough to make you full in one seating. I’m not sure if there’s a long queue now but be prepared to wait because it’ll be worth it. πŸ™‚

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  9. Lori

    These hotdogs look amazing! I do some at home, every once in a while, but they are definitely far from the ones you presented!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The snags here aren’t shy about nudging you to indulge yourself like it’s a barbaric feast! They’re full of color and flavor so I’m sure your rating on the food would be high. πŸ™‚

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  10. Pooja Kawatra

    I am drooling over these yummy photos and what a lovely variety of topping to go with it.

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  11. Anne V

    Unfortunately I don’t eat hotdogs, or fast food. Making sausages from scratch at home is what we prefer for a healthier option. Snag Box Gourmet hotdogs looks scrumptious though. πŸ™‚

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      That’s good to hear as well. Some people just prefer eating healthier stuff that’s homemade and I have nothing against that. This can provide you more ideas on create your own snags recipe at home. πŸ™‚

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  12. Fred

    I go to Cubao frequently but I have never heard of Spark Place. Where is it exactly along P. Tuazon? I will definitely try that Japanese hotdog when I visit this place.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      It’s located across the back side of SM Cubao and also perpendicular to the back of Ali Mall. πŸ™‚ Sparks Place is quite new so I understand that not a lot of people know about this place yet.

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  13. Mia Foo

    these hotdogs look yummy and really worth the money. they packed so much ingredients on it! i wouldn’t mind the buns being less toasted and crisp since they have so many ingredients on top. hahah!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, we did sample every flavor. One bite of each was fine for me since we had a heavy lunch that same day at The Grill Boy. πŸ˜› You can have them all if you have friends who share the same passion for food tasting and who are available to accommodate you.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      It’s far from Robinsons Magnolia, haha. Alight at Cubao station and you can walk from Gateway, Farmer’s Market, SM Cubao, Ali Mall, or anywhere near that area toward Sparks Place at the back. If you feel you’re lost, you can always ask the guards and traffic enforcers. πŸ™‚

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      There’s no best time to eat hotdogs because anytime is fine. πŸ™‚ Snag Box offers multiple variants of snags so you won’t feel confined with limited options.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Papa Leng. They don’t have branches anywhere else than this one in Cubao. I’m positive that they will build and expand to more locations in the near future. πŸ™‚

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  14. Louise

    Their sandwiches looks so packed and flavorful. I love how you mentioned their sanitary practices because food safety is a serious issue now that a lot of incidents have happened the past months. Cubao is quite a far place from me but if they’d have a branch around Makati or Mall of Asia, I would definitely try them out.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, watching how the staff prepare food is entertaining and it validates food and health safety. Makati, Pasay, Ortigas, and Manila are places that have high volume of foodies who are never tired of trying out new stuff. πŸ™‚

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  15. Ling

    oh wow these are some gourmet hotdogs! I’d love to try them! Luckily for me, they are toooo far away for me to reach πŸ™‚

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