Japadog Food Truck
Posted by Degan on October 30th, 2008
NOTE: This post was imported from EthnicEats.ca
Hot dogs are about the most North American of foods, except of course when it’s completely re-done in ingredients from another culture. Japadog, a hot dog stand off Robson Street, has taken the lowly frank to a whole new level with their “Japa-Style” hotdogs.
The Terimayo dog ($4.25), pictured above, has an all-beef sausage topped with onion, teryaki sauce, mayonnaise and dried seaweed. At it’s core it is undeniably a hotdog, but the onions sink into the teryiaki sauce for a bit of sweetness and the seaweed flakes provide a salty, sushi-esque element that you just don’t get with the regular ketchup/mustard/relish combo. My preference would be for something a little lighter on the sauuce. It’s a little too liquidly (although not the slightest bit messy, I will add), for my taste, but it’s something I can easily deal with instead of messing with the flavour balance
Although the terimayo is my favorite, on other visits I’ve tried both the Oroshi dog ($4.50) which is a daikon, soya sauce, grated horseradish and green onion on a pork Bratwurst sausage and the Miso Mayo dog ($5.00) comprised of miso sesame sauce, mayonnaise, and radish sprouts on a turkey smokie.
I have not yet tried their latest special dog, the Okonomi ($6.25), which is flavoured like an Okonomiyaki dish, with a Kurobuta (black hog) sausage and spice flakes. If anyone’s tried this one, let me know what you thought. Otherwise I’ll be back to try it soon enough.
They also have a full range of regular hotdogs onto which you can put whatever condiments you like, but I rarely see anyone ordering them.