For those who haven’t heard (listen up Ice Cube/Jin from LOST/Anthony Bourdain/Steven Segal), Japadog – creator of the famous Terimayo hot dog – has opened up a 2nd location on Burrard & Pender. With the same cheerful smiles and a slightly larger cart, they’re armed with a few additions to their already innovative menu.
Ed: I went with the Korrokke. Taste? Think steak and potatoes in a bun. Not bad. Very unique and definitely filling. However, as intrigue as my weiner dog with a Japanese name was by this Japadog, Terimayo is still tops for me *high fives Anthony Bourdain*.
Dan: My first try was the Okura. Never had this veg before, and I’m not a fan of the natto-like texture, but its worth a taste.
Dan: Last is the Sakana fish sausage. They must have been using tropical fishes in this sausage cause the weiner is bright pink, and reminds me of bubble gum and cotton candies. But the tuna on top does make up for it somewhat. If you happen to be a non red meat eater, this is a good alternative to tofu dogs. But I’ll stick to old fashioned beef.
Ed: All in all, we’re not crazy about the new flavors but you can never have too much Japadog in our opinion. And, in case you find yourself constantly forgetting about Japadog, follow @japadog on Twitter to get bombarded with informative updates like, “How are our friends today? Pay Day? Celebrate weekend with Japa Dog! =)” every single day.