We were in Vancouver last week, and one of the places we had heard a lot about that we were excited to try was JAPADOG. Japadog was originally started by Japanese businessman, Noriki Tamura (田村 徳樹), in 2005 as a way to get around Vancouver’s strict street meat regulations that only allow hot dogs to be sold as street food. Tamura had wanted to introduce a unique variety of Japanese street food to Vancouver, and so created Japadog: Japanese-inspired street meat using a variety of ingredients including seaweed, bonito flakes, edamame, fried cabbage and more.
Each location features a different menu. Below is a portion of the menu from the original cart at Burrard and Smithe Street: Continue reading