Brazil has some interesting takes on pizza and hot dogs. For instance, you might find tuna, peas, corn, and other various toppings on pizza. I've gotten pretty used to this and I actually really like the tuna pizza. (It took me awhile though.)
Since we arrived in Brazil, Renato's been telling me about this little hot dog stand across the street from BIG (Brazil's take on Walmart). The only thing is, it's only open in the evenings, and we teach every weeknight, and weekends we just haven't gotten a chance to stop by. But, last night after church, we had some time to swing by and pick up a hot dog. (In portuguese, a hot dog is called cachorro quente.)
I knew that I wouldn't be getting an ordinary hot dog with mustard on it, although I was hoping for sourkraut. Nope! Not even close! If you got "everything" on it, this is what you would get.....mashed potatoes, cheese, a cream sauce, shredded chicken, peas, corn, and little slivers of potato chips. Yep, all that on a hot dog! I wasn't too sure about the mashed potatoes, but Renato said I need to try it with everything first before I can judge.
I'm glad I took his advice. It was actually really good. A whole meal in one hot dog! And the best thing about it was the price. One hot dog, totally loaded, was only R$4. (Brazilian money) Which in dollars is about $2.40. Not bad for a whole meal. :) I have a feeling we'll be heading back to that hot dog stand again, but it won't take us 6 months to get back there, like it did to get us there the 1st time.