Behold The Kickin Chick’n Ugly Corn Dog
French fries and shrimp are on the menu too — and so is the unsightly but delicious Ugly Corn Dog (pictured above).
Kickin Chick’n also does a traditional, attractive corn dog. The Ugly Corn Dog is a Korean street food invention and, according to one source I found, is now more popular in Korea than the traditional version.
The craggy bumps on the Ugly Corn Dog’s surface? Those are actually tasty little nuggets of potato. Think of it as a french-fry-wrapped hot dog.
The dog is battered, then rolled in bits of potato and fried. Here’s a basic video of how the process works (although in this version they use corn instead of potato).
The French fry crust does need a little bit of flavoring. Dress your ugly dog up with the condiment of your — ketchup, mustard, hot sauce — and dive in.
The Ugly Corndog is $5 at Kickin Chick’n, in the food court at Ka Makana Aliʻi. Hours are 10:30am-9pm M-Sat., 10:30am-6pm on Sunday.