Over a week in the summer of '11 I took a little trip over to the west coast for some seafood, r&r, and the Asian antics of Richmond, BC. The trip spanned five and a half days, two of which consisted of mostly driving, with only one day in Seattle and the rest in sunny Vancouver. These are the delectable treats I enjoyed over the week. (pic heavy)
Japadog, Vancouver, BC
The last time I visited Japadog was back in the summer of '09, when there was one cart on the corner of Burrard and Smithe. Now three years later, there's two new stands and a storefront! I learned that each individual Japadog store has special dogs and treats, so of course my mission was to visit all of them. Spoiler alert, I didn't get to visit all four shops and ya I'm a sad panda. ='(
|530 Robson street|
First stop, Japadog storefront on Robson. The spicy something dog featured on the top left below is one of the specials. They also have ice cream on a frozen bun, they call it the "age ice", available in four flavours. Unfortunately they were sold out when I got there around 1ish, I guess these things sell fast on hot days > :( . A long with those two, this store has FRIES!, they got some weird ass flavours, but they taste amazing. My friends got the soy sauce flavoured ones and they tasted amazing.
|Top left: spicy something Top right: Terimayo|
Bot left: The Tonkatsu Bot right: Oroshi Dog
Back to the good ol' original on Burrard and Smithe. Glad to see that they still have their visiting celebrity board, discovering both SELENA GOMEZ & ZAC EFRON's sigs. They also upgraded their cart, its much larger than I remember.
Arriving practically after dim sum, I could only down one dog. I had to choose wisely so I selected the very unique, NEGI MISO. The Negi Miso is very deeeerishious, Its a pork dog on a bed of buttery cabbage, some sauuses and green onion mixture. I want more of these things in my belly.
|down the hatch|
I dream the same dream as the owner of Japadog, "Japadog all over the world" Heres to that, Mr. Tamura. I want a dog closer to home to eat in CALGARY please