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tenntrekker

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Puka Bun? Mon, 03/31/08 12:13 PM (permalink)
I've been wondering if anyone knows how to make a hollowed out bun like the "Puka Dog" that was featured on the Travel Channel. How do they achieve this? It seems like a great idea for regular dogs as well.

Brandon
 
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    RibRater

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    • Location: Johnson City, TN
    RE: Puka Bun? Mon, 03/31/08 1:53 PM (permalink)
    Welcome to roadfood Brandon. I don't think the bun is hollow...I believe it is a solid "loaf" that is inserted onto a heated rod shaped iron. This produces the hole and toasts the inside at the same time.

    If i'm wrong somebody will be along shortly and correct me.
     
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      PapaJoe8

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      RE: Puka Bun? Mon, 03/31/08 5:46 PM (permalink)
      I have never heard you say anything that wasn't right Larry!

      Trekker, welcom! There is a two page Puka Dog thread floating around here somewhere. If you Google... puka dog roadfood.com ... it will come up. Someone was trying to make their own toaster devece. That sounds hard to me. The whole idea sounds great though.
      Joe
       
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        Russ Jackson

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        RE: Puka Bun? Mon, 03/31/08 5:57 PM (permalink)
        Here this would do the trick...Russ

        http://pukatoaster.com/index.html
         
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          tenntrekker

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          RE: Puka Bun? Mon, 03/31/08 9:27 PM (permalink)
          Thank you all for the kind welcome and thank you Russ Jackson for the link. That is exactly what I need. This forum has been a real help in the kitchen. I've been on a hotdog kick for the last few months. I grew up eating cheap dogs and just recently had my first Nathans Famous and it changed my mind about dogs forever. Again, thank you for the replies. Think I'll get back to lurking now.

          Brandon
           
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            Russ Jackson

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            RE: Puka Bun? Sat, 04/19/08 4:36 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by tenntrekker

            I've been wondering if anyone knows how to make a hollowed out bun like the "Puka Dog" that was featured on the Travel Channel. How do they achieve this? It seems like a great idea for regular dogs as well.

            Brandon




            http://cgi.ebay.com/Frisco-Pocket-Hot-Dog-Maker-Bun-Toaster-Warmer-Rare-NR_W0QQitemZ310040199374QQihZ021QQcategoryZ25370QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


            Here you go exactly what one would need to accomplish the task....Russ
             
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              RedJim64

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              RE: Puka Bun? Sat, 04/19/08 4:46 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Russ Jackson

              Here this would do the trick...Russ

              http://pukatoaster.com/index.html


              Why no list price on the product website?
               
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                UncleVic

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                RE: Puka Bun? Sun, 04/20/08 3:01 AM (permalink)
                Just stick to the traditional hot dog bun, or New England style bun.. Why complicate matters?
                 
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                  TheWienerHutter

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                  • Location: near Nashville, TN
                  RE: Puka Bun? Sun, 08/10/08 2:21 AM (permalink)
                  FYI, the toaster used at Puka Dog looks nothing like the contraption shown on pukatoaster.com

                  Here's the real deal:
                  [img] http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/A_Taste_of_Puka_Dog_Waikiki/toasting.jpg[/img]
                   
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                    Java

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                    RE: Puka Bun? Wed, 03/4/09 11:49 AM (permalink)
                    I read in an old thread that "Jammer" was going to open a "Puka Dog" like shop in Florida. Does anyone know if he did and how its going? I cant find a website for "Island Jammers" which is what he said he would call it.
                     
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                      ptireland

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                      RE: Puka Bun? Wed, 03/11/09 8:38 PM (permalink)
                      TheWienerHutter


                      FYI, the toaster used at Puka Dog looks nothing like the contraption shown on pukatoaster.com

                      Here's the real deal:
                      [img] http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/A_Taste_of_Puka_Dog_Waikiki/toasting.jpg[/img]



                      You are correct.  The one made by pukatoaster.com has protections so someone can't burn their hand badly while trying to spear a hoagie bun on a burning hot spike.  Also the holes in the pukatoaster model are square to allow more room for condiments.

                      The one benefit of the one in Hawaii is that it can do 10 at a time. 

                      I contacted pukatoaster about their pricing and they have them available right now for $1,250 which I'm told is a discount price.


                      This is something that could really make you stand out.  But do people want the hoagie bun or a soft dog bun? 
                       
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