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Japa Dog
899 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z2K6, Canada
Website: http://www.japadog.com/en/

The original Japa Dog on Burrard Street in Downtown Vancouver

I’ve always been a fan of street food. From the small food stalls at night markets in Taiwan to the roving food trucks (aka “meals on wheels”) in Los Angeles, I’m always on the lookout for something new. Japa Dog originated as a small hot dog stand on the streets of downtown Vancouver, and has since spread to different locations throughout the city. It is literally a Japanese hot dog. Their most popular hot dog is the “kurobuta terimayo hot dog” – which is a hot dog with teriyaki sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, and seaweed. Another popular item is the “okonomi hot dog” – topped with Japanese cabbage, special okonomi sauce, bonito flakes, and Japanese mayonnaise.

The fusion between a traditional hot dog and Japanese flavors is an unconventional mixture, but it works. The teriyaki sauce combined with the piping hot, fresh hot dog is a tasty combination. When all of the toppings are added to it, it tastes delicious! Although Japa Dog is on the more expensive side for hot dogs – kurobuta terimayo at $6.75, okonomi at $6.25 – I would recommend trying it at least once while you’re in Vancouver. It’s very close to the main downtown area, so you can grab a quick bite to eat and get back to your shopping!


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As I type, I am currently flying from Los Angeles to Vancouver. Thanks to Alaska Airlines, there is free wireless internet on this airplane! It’s amazing how incredible technology connects people – even at 30,000 people in the air! I’ll be visiting my good friend, Brenda, whom I met while studying abroad in Hong Kong. Then, afterwards, i’m heading down to Seattle for my cousin’s wedding in Seattle on the 4th of July!

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