Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dogs Recipe

 Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dogs are a comfort food dish that many kids grow up enjoying in Hawaii.  Flavored with soy sauce (shoyu) these hot dogs are quick to prepare and very economical on the budget.

My youngest daughter ordered these for her toddler son at a local Hawaiian restaurant in the Portland area.  He was so delighted with these Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dogs that were served over rice that he gobbled them up!  She has since cooked them for family dinner a couple times and the kids and adults all enjoyed this meal.

More delicious Hawaiian food to learn about and to make:  Loco Moco, Poke, Shave Ice, and Spam – Spam Musubi.


Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dogs


Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dogs Recipe:
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dogs Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
  1. Slice the hot dogs into 1/4-inch slices on the diagonal.

  2. In a medium-sized frying pan over medium-high heat, add oil and heat until warm.  Add the hot dogs and cook until they start to brown at the edges.  Next, add in the soy sauce and brown sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved.  

  3. Saute the hot dogs in the sauce until the sauce starts to thicken and the hot dogs get a nice glazed look.  Remove from heat.

  4. Serve the hot dogs over the cooked rice and drizzle a little of the sauce on top.

  5. Enjoy!

  6. Makes 4 to 6 servings. 

Recipe Notes

* Can substitute olive oil or canola oil


Red Beans and Rice Shoyu Hot Dogs:


This recipe is not a Hawaiian tradition, just a tasty variation that your family will love.

1 can (14.5 ounce) red kidney beans

Follow the ingredients and directions above for Shoyu Hotdogs.  While the hot dogs are simmering in the sauce, add the drained red kidney beans and cook until sauce is thickened.

Serve hot dogs and beans over rice and enjoy!



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Comments and Reviews

3 Responses to “Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dogs Recipe”

  1. Barb N.

    I made the Hawaiian Shoyu hot dogs and they were so good I had to remind my husband to come up for air… Yummy!

  2. Anne D

    I added pineapple chunks and red and orange bell pepper chunks with the hot dogs. It was easy, fast and tasty! Thank you!

    • Whats Cooking America

      Sounds like great addition that would taste great coated in the shoyu sauce over rice!


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