Eww.... Tokyo restaurant sells black hot dogs
The popularity of Vegas Premium Hot Dogs in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan, has increased since they introduced an odd looking item to their menu: the Black Terra Hot Dog. It's one of the most discussed fast foods in the area and is the color of black charcoal throughout. The curious cuisine measures over 30 centimeters long, and while it looks like it's an overcooked kitchen mistake, the wiener and bun are colored with an edible bamboo charcoal powder, commonly used as a food dye in Asia. YouTube video accounts of people eating the Black Terra Hot Dog report that the delicacy is a bit sweet and slightly bitter, but overall tastes like a regular frankfurter. At 600 yen, or $6, the hot dog is an affordable meal for those that can get past the unique color.