CityMash.com - Japadog, the street food stands that can be seen all over the city, is a staple of the Vancouver food scene. Here are five things you need to know about the delicious Japanese style hot dogs being served up at Japadog stands around Vancouver.
Japadog has been in Vancouver since 2005
The first Japadog stand was opened in 2005, the same year that Noriki Tamura, the owner of Japadog, and his wife moved to Vancouver from Japan. They opened their second stand the year after. Today there are seven Japadog locations in Vancouver: four food carts, one food trailer, one food truck and a sit down restaurant. Japadog even expanded into the United States. They have two carts in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California.
Japadog has a sit down restaurant
You read that right! The famous food cart has its very own brick and mortar sit down restaurant. The Japadog restaurant is located on Robson Street and features hot dogs not available at the regular Japadog carts. There are also shaked fries (fries shaken in a bag with seasoning) and a dessert hot dog on the menu. They have recently opend a second restaurant at the McArthur Glen Outlet Mall in Richmond.
Japadog serves a dessert hot dog: Age Ice
Don’t worry – this dessert hot dog is much tastier than it sounds. Age Ice is a frosted deep fried hot dog bun holding your choice of five ice cream flavours. Sounds delicious to us!
Celebrities can’t get enough of Japadog
Since Vancouver is Hollywood North, it’s no wonder that the celebrities who walk our streets would stumble upon Japadog. Japadog has served a number of famous faces including Steven Tyler, Steve Aoki and Seth Rogen.
Japadog is available for events and catering
Can’t get enough of your favourite Japanese style hot dog? Japadog now offers catering services where their famed hot dogs will come to you. They can set up a cart at corporate events, picnics, weddings and wherever else you need your Japadog fix.
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