Street Snacks at Japa Dog

Japa Dog

899 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

A lot of "fusion" food is comprised of ill thought-out novelty combinations that just don't cut the mustard. Japa Dog cuts it alright, but they serve it up with wasabi mayo instead. This Japan-ized hot dog stand in downtown Vancouver serves high-quality beef and pork dogs with a slew of toppings, most of which you'd recognize from your local sushi joint. The Oroshi is a peppery and tangy affair: a brat topped with cold grated radish, finely chopped spring onion, and a sweet-salty soy sauce. The Okonomi is the big pig though: silky Kurobuta pork, thinly sliced sauteed napa cabbage, wasabi mayo, okonomiyaki sauce and topped with a fluffy mound of bonito flake. There's even more at the stand, and you can mash them up any which way, and there's even a veggie dog available.

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Ryan was raised in a funeral home, and consequently takes everything too seriously. Especially food. He doesn’t shy away from smoking 25 pounds of pork belly, nor from undertaking an intense year of “study” sessions to become a certified sommelier. He writes about charcuterie on Meat Club, and hosts recipes with his venture Foodgeeks.

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