Two Hand Restaurant Review


Journey Tucker

Two Hands Corn Dogs including the potato dog with spicy Cheeto dust.

Two Hands Korean Corn Dogs Review: A Twist on Staple American Cuisine

One of the many restaurants that bring different cultural foods to Arizona is Two Hands. The restaurant chain is a minimalistic-menu place that brings Korean-style corn dogs to American taste buds. On the restaurant’s website, their story and mission are to “ride amongst the Korean Wave specifically in the Food and Beverage business”.

Korean-style corndogs first gained popularity in the 1980s in South Korea. Also known as hasdogeu, hotdog in Korean, the savory treat differentiates from the American classic by being dipped in a dough coating and bread crumbs compared to the American corndog being coated in wet cornbread batter.

Compared to the simple beef dog that is used in a typical American corn dog, the Korean dog offers many more variations of fillings such as sausage, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, and even rice cake. But at Two Hand there isn’t rice cake but theres spicy sausage and cheddar cheese in addition to the traditional fillings.They also offer many different coatings alongside their dough batter, such as potatoes, Hot Cheetos, rice puffs, and powdered Injelomi, but are usually coated with sugar.

Once the Korean street-food staple hit social media, it had platforms such as Instagram and TikTok in a frenzy. Desire and interest in the dish did nothing but increase and enabled other food businesses to create restaurants or pop-up shops to bring Korean food to intrigued American people. One of these restaurants is Two Hands, which brings Korean-style food to the West Valley.

Once entering the restaurant chain, their menu displays six different types of Korean dogs, as well as offering the classing American dog using cornmeal batter. They also offer sides such as Kimchi fries, “Dirty fries”, Elotes, and a variety of slushy flavors.

On the menu there is the Korean classic dog, which is covered in sugar, ketchup, and mustard. The potato dog, which had potato cubes on the corndog with seasoning, and their “Two Hands Dirty Sauce”. The classic dog half-sausage and half-mozzarella, and the potato dog is full of mozzarella. But you can choose from any filling.

After tasting both of the Korean dogs, the difference from the classic American dog is very noticeable. The classic Korean dog gives off a more crunchy and sweet flavor, due to the thick batter coating as well as the unusual, yet delicious pairing of the sugar. The potato dog was more on the savory side, with the seasoned potatoes paired with the restaurant’s sauce. Tasting both of the Korean dogs was both not only delicious but also a very gratifying experience to be able to try staple street foods from other countries.