Extreme Foods: What happens when a South Texan tries a squid ink Korean hot dog for the first time?

I never want to eat again.

Squid Ink Hot dog from Chung Chun
Squid Ink Hot dog from Chung Chun (KPRC)

HOUSTON – If you’re not from Houston, you would never expect to find some of the greatest desserts and flavors on Bellaire Boulevard. Also, known as China Town, where you’ll find a number of supermarkets, unique cuisines and the one and only -- BingSu-Chungchun restaurant.

Originally located in Katy, BingSu brought some of its unique desserts in the heart of China Town, providing customers with one-of-kind sweets and treats. Its menu features bingsu, rice dogs, cheese dogs, taiyaki and so much more.

Not your typical hot dog

Before BingSu made its way to Bellaire, people were having to make rice dogs at home from scratch. Well, at least that’s what a few customers said after asking them if this was their first time eating the hot dogs. For me, this was a first, especially the squid ink dog. I was given five hot dogs to try, a Volcano, Squid Ink, Sweet Potato, Ramen Noodle and Mozzarella rice dog.

I had no idea what to expect from these rice and cheese dogs. Turns out, they taste similar to corn dogs, except with more of a crunch and a bit of sweetness, if you add sugar to them.

Watch as I try a Korean hot dog for the first time

My favorite was the Volcano and Sweet Potato dog. The Volcano had a spicy dog in the middle and a good crunch from the breading. As for the Sweet Potato, it was filled with lots of Mozzarella cheese and the batter was just to die for. As for the squid ink, it wasn’t bad, there were no actual squids in the recipe, but the batter was made out of squid ink, which is used in a lot Japenese and Mediterranean dishes and has potential health benefits.