In the category of things that are just that little bit different here, I think hot dogs earn a spot. They do have them here, which is nice, since I have the occasional craving for them. You can even buy pairs of them in buns, ready to microwave, in the packaged fresh food section of the grocery store. Oddly enough, regular hot dog buns are slightly harder to find, though. But it’s the regular hot dogs themselves that are the slightly odd part. It’s not the taste. They taste quite normal; I guess it’s that original American recipe they follow. What’s odd is that they come in cans.
For those not from the US, hot dogs there usually come in vacuum-packed packages. Here, they come in cans. There are quite a few varieties of canned hot dogs/sausages/worst to be found in the shops here. I’ve bought the hot dog & bun ready-to-go packs in the past, but today I got up the nerve to buy the canned ones. There was just something vaguely off-putting about canned hot dogs, when it’s not at all how I’m used to them. Fortunately, they were just fine — I figured they would be, since I assumed the ones I usually bought probably came from a can, too — and I used them to make this recipe for my dinner tonight when I couldn’t find the other ingredients I wanted at the store.