Friends of the Dog Visit Tahiti
In the past month or two I mentioned this blog to my friend and colleague, Jennifer. After being told I have too much time on my hands, I think she became intrigued. We talked a bit about her time in Chicago and the great food that’s offered there. She and the mrs. usually take some pretty kick ass vacations, so I let her know that she could take pictures of hot dogs any time she wanted and send them to me. After a recent trip to French Polynesia, she returned and told me she found some hot dogs and documented it for me. So here’s one place in Tahiti that you can find some hot dogs.
Jennifer did not sample the dogs but did take the time and risk of looking like a complete foodie-tourist by taking a photo. Her brief description is thus: “These pictures are from the open market in Papeete, which is on the island of Tahiti, and the capital of French Polynesia. I believe that horrible looking sauce is Thousand Island dressing.”
Jennifer also informed me that French Polynesia has a whopping 100% value added tax on basically everything. So double the price you see listed above for the total cost of a Tahitian hot dog with mystery sauce. Besides taking pictures for us, she did some other slightly less intense activities, like swimming with sharks. Thanks for thinking of us on your vacation Jennifer!
Patisserie Chez Francis at Papeete Market Rue Du 22 Septembre, Papeete, French Polynesia