Japadog is an iconic Vancouver street food vendor and I would be surprised to hear anyone say they haven’t heard of it. Japadog has expanded a lot since their original cart and they now have multiple carts downtown, a restaurant, and locations in the Vancouver airport and New York City.

I normally order the terimayo dog, but this time I wanted something different and I got the Negimiso dog ($5). The negimiso comes with a turkey sausage and it is topped with fried cabbage, green onions, and a special miso sauce.

The turkey sausage was juicy and flavourful and I really enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. I always appreciate how Japadog grills your bun so it comes out toasted and warm. The fried cabbage added a satisfying crunchy texture that went perfectly with the miso sauce. The miso sauce had a thin consistency and its salty savory flavour was reminiscent of a miso ramen soup broth. I liked the negimiso dog and I would order it again because of the delicious sauce.

Japadog is a fun place to go to fulfil your hotdog cravings while getting more interesting and diverse flavours. However, it is a bit pricy and one hot dog isn’t enough to fill up most people. I always enjoy Japadog when I get it, but I only come once in a while because there are lots of other amazing street food vendors around.


Yes, for a novelty, but no if you are looking for a filling lunch.

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Categories: $ (less than $10), Downtown, Food Cart, Japanese, Vancouver


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