To the uneducated eye the Guatemalan Chevere and Shuco hotdogs are just exotic hotdogs, but to the Guatemalans these two hotdogs are very different.
For starters, the Chevere hotdog is based on the Chevere brand style of preparation which is as follows: steamed bread bun, add one or two steamed hotdog links (salchicha we call them in Guatemala), cover it with raw grated cabbage and top it with mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard, some people add Picamas green chile sauce.
On the other hand, the Guatemalan shuco hotdog comes with guacamol (avocado sauce), boiled cabbage, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, mustard, hot sauce, and one or more of the following grilled meats: chorizo (Guatemalan red sausage), longaniza (Guatemalan white sausage), salchicha (normal hot dog sausage), ham, bacon, pepperoni, german ham and sausages, chichen breast, beef steak fajitas, polish sausages, et-cetera. Well, at least they do at La Perrada, a hot dog joint in Antigua. Click here if you want to see how the shucos hot dogs are made at La Perrada.
The Guatemalan shuco hotdog is becoming world famous and now even Wikipedia has reference for the Guatemalan shucos:
Generally called “shucos”, are cooked in a carbon grill. They’re served with the classic boiled sausage, guacamole, fresh onion, mustard, mayonnaise,ketchup, boiled cabbage and hot green sauce. If you want you can add ketchup, bacon, pepperoni, salami, Spanish chorizo, longaniza or meat. They cost around $0.50 in all Guatemalan cities. You may order the famous “mixto” who brings all the toppings already mentioned, but it’s price may rise to $2.00 or $3.00. (… continue reading in Wikipedia under Guatemala section)
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