Japadog

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

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VERY impressed with your airport, Vancouver…

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…and beautiful skyline as well!

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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 tweeps suggested Japadog, which originated here:

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They’ve got a few outdoor stands

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We went to the storefront on Robson

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

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The menu was overwhelming…

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

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

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Also a bag of Curry fries to share

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

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

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Plus some heavenly wasabi mayo

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Yummers. SUPER yummers.

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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.)

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

Walked around to digest a bit

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

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

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14 thoughts on “Japadog

  1. glidingcalm

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

    Congrats on the movie!
    hugs,
    gc

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  2. 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!!!

  3. 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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