These Venezuelan Street Hot Dogs are freaking good and packed with toppings and sauces like cabbage, onion, garlic sauce, salsa rosada and crunchy potato sticks.
There’s nothing like a Venezuelan Hot Dog, also known as “Asquerositos”! They are typically found at food trucks across the entire country, but since I’ve been in Los Angeles for over 10 years, I always have to make my own.
These are not your average dogs, these are LOADED with toppings and a variety of sauces, making them “Perros Con Todo” (dogs with everything). I’m telling you once you try them, you’ll never go back to your good ol’ boring dogs.
What’s in a Venezuelan Street Hot Dog?
Typical Venezuelan Perros Calientes include:
- Shredded green cabbage
- Chopped onions
- Homemade garlic sauce
- Homemade salsa rosada (pink sauce)
- Potato sticks (papitas)
- Queso añejo or grated cotija cheese, if you can’t find it
Since they are packed, I like to use a bigger bun, like hoagie rolls and jumbo beef hot dogs. If you can’t find these, then go for your typical bun and wieners! The best part is the combination of sauces and toppings.
Best Sauces for Venezuelan Street Hot Dogs
Venezuelan Street Hot Dogs are known for the combination of sauces, which include:
- Homemade garlic sauce: made with mayo, cilantro and garlic.
- Salsa rosada: made with mayo, ketchup and Worcestershire.
Toppings and sauces vary depending on the food truck and city. Other typical toppings include:
- Shredded carrots
- Guasacaca: an avocado sauce
- Tartar sauce: a typical Venezuelan sauce