As predicted, we were up before the sun! Abe and I split two bars on the plane ride up


VERY impressed with your airport, Vancouver…


…and beautiful skyline as well!


This is actually our second trip to the city – we came to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary back in April 2008.

But that was before I started blogging, so this time I was very focused on finding authentically Vancouver-ish cuisine. One of my twitter friends suggested Japadog, which originated here:


They’ve got a few outdoor stands


We went to the storefront on Robson


It’s tiny, but at least you get to sit (and there’s a bathroom to wash your hands)


The menu was overwhelming…


…I just ordered what the sign on the counter told me to:


Both Abe and I got our dogs “Terimayo” style – teriyaki sauce, seaweed, Japanese mayo, and fried onions


Also a bag of Curry fries to share


There’s all kinds of toppings you can add to your dog


I chose cornichons, pickled veggies, and 3 different sauces – BBQ, sweet chili, and Honey Mustard


Plus some heavenly wasabi mayo


Yummers. SUPER yummers.


The Kurobuta Pork had the PERFECT snap to it. Juicy, tender, and flavorful inside. (Abe loved his veggie version, but did not report a similar tasting experience.)


So glad I got to try this place! I mentioned looking forward to eating here in Harold and Kumar 3 screening, and I’m pleased it didn’t disappoint.

Walked around to digest a bit.



Here’s where my movie Surrogate Valentine will be playing tomorrow night!


So exhausted. Between being up since 6am, traveling, and that Japadog, I need a nap!!!


13 thoughts on “Japadog

  1. Ren Ren

    Ooh! I love Japadog. I would visit Vancouver again just to eat another one. Are you going to try pouting too?

  2. glidingcalm

    Japadog sounds incredible!! I would love to try that.
    Sounds like a wonderful trip so far!

    Congrats on the movie!

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  3. Emily Dryden

    What a fun little hot-dog place! Looks delicious.
    Congratulations again on having Surrogate Valentine play there! Enjoy your trip. (:

  4. Anny Yu

    Welcome to Vancouver! You really know where to find good stuff! Japadog is one of my favorite in town, and there sure are a lot of good restaurants too! Enjoy you stay in this beautiful city! See you tomorrow at the movie! So excited!!!

  5. Teresapalooza!!

    Damn, I need to go to Vancouver and have a Japadog! The list of friends who have tried it grows longer, as does my jealousy. 😉 They really should just open a location in LA – they would do crazy business!

    1. Dario

      There is a knockoff, but it’s a food truck — Dogzilla (http://dogzillahotdogs.com/). They started out a couple of years ago selling their hot dogs at a booth at various Little Tokyo events. Their truck is mostly in Orange County, but they are occasionally in L.A. The hot dogs are wonderful (though I haven’t tried Japadog yet).

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