530 Robson St.
Hours of operation: Sunday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rating: Four out of Five
Client negotiations: No
Lunch w/co-workers: Yes
Social Lunch: Yes
Quick solo lunch: No
Time in: 11:30 a.m.
Time out: 12:15 p.m.
Low $: $4.75 Terimayo dog
High $: $6.25 Yakiniku Rice and Okonomi dog
When you have visitors in town, you have to take them to taste our most famous street food.
So, I took my sister to Japadog.
It’s worth going to the retail location. They offer a menu the carts just can’t.
Like what, you ask?
How about a larger selection that includes the Yakiniku Rice ($6.25), a pork dog wrapped in a flattened bed of sticky rice topped with grilled teriyaki beef and lettuce.
It tastes fantastic but you should break out the cutlery for this one. I ended up with a lap full of meat when I tried to eat it hot dog style.
A few bucks extra gets you a combo including fries -— Japadog style.
There are four different flavour combinations. I got the butter and shoyu ($2.39). Picture fries topped with melted butter, sprinkled with a soy sauce-powdered flavouring and tossed in a paper bag. Like movie theatre popcorn but with fries.
The result is total heaven. The fries are salty, savoury, a little sweet and buttery.
My sister had the classic terimayo beef dog.
Her review? “Weird but good.” Indeed.
Japadog has weird, but good, take on street food