It's Not about the Burgers and Dogs, but all about the Beer and Banter!
My first visit to the Hot Dog Shop was very much – Yes you can take it or leave it kind of place. But after making the effort and getting out and visiting the place a few times and meeting up with the local expat community, the place grows on you. Garry, the proprietor’s husband, and as he says a “Tourist”, is the life and sole of the party, keeping order and dishing out the Aussie banter as what you would expect from a typical Aussie sexagenarian. Reading the complaints written about the Hot Dog Shop, I feel that the authors have really not understood what Bali, Candidasa and ultimately the Hot Dog Shop is all about. After all, Candidasa is full of Middle and Senior aged entrepreneurial expats and likeminded Indonesians, running business for the likes of you and me the tourists, and Expats who have come to retire and enjoy their life. It got nothing to do with the quality of the burgers or Dogs!
18 Oct 2018
Gary The Local Celebrity
Called in for an ice cold beer and got talking to Gary the Ex Aussie owner who is a local celebrity and real good guy. Wants to talk to everyone including the passers by, it’s just his nature. Could see some tourists giving funny looks, clearly not everyone is as open and friendly as Gary. Food and beer reasonably priced and not bad either.
14 Oct 2018
Being budget backpackers , were not sure about pricing, but the lady was really nice, suggested to share a plate of chips which was more than enough for 2 and we each had a double meat double cheese burger with gurkings. It was very filling and nice. Home made patties as well. Thank you very much.
11 Oct 2018
Ari Home Stay & Hot Dog Shop
Jl. Raya Candidasa Karangasem , Bali, Indonesia