JapaDog has a location at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Richmond just a few stops away from YVR Airport. For those who have a short layover at YVR but want a little taste of Vancouver, this is a good option if you’re around.
They are best known for their Japanese street style hot dog that has taken the world by storm. I remember my relatives would want us to take them here when they visit.
The menu is pretty similar to all their other locations, but a few small differences. The 3 most popular items are – Kurobuta Terimayo, Okonomi, and the Oroshi.
They also have shake fries, poutine, ice cream Japadogs, and alcohol.
They have draft beer, bottled beer and cocktails. I went with a Sapporo to go with our meal of JapaDogs and shake fries. Sapporo just pairs so well with fries and hot dogs. A combination that is perfect.
Cocktails are exclusive to this location only. There are 4 different ones to choose from.
There are a few flavours of shake fries to choose from:
- Black pepper
- Ume katsuo
- Butter & Shoyu
- Shichimi & Garlic
The most popular of them all is butter & shoyu. Shichimi & garli, and aonori are most other favourites too. The size of the fry reminds me of McDonalds but it’s a bit more limp that crisp.
Avocado JapaDog has a beef hot dog topped with cream cheese, Japanese mayo, and avocado. Surprisingly good if you love avocado.
Ebi-Tempura Japadog has the crunchy shrimp tempura on top of rice and seaweed.
Love Meat JapaDog has Arabiki pork sausage, cheese, and a Japanese meat sauce made of beef. It is saucy, but great for meat lovers.
Okonomi has kurobuta pork sausage, Japanese traditional sauce, Japanese mayo, fried cabbage and topped with bonito flakes. It’s okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) in hot dog form.
Kurobuta Terimayo JapaDog is the most popular item. It has Kurobuta pork sausage, teriyaki sauce, Japanese mayo, fried onions and topped with lots of seaweed.
Oroshi JapaDog has pork bratwurst with radish/daikon, green onions and their special soy sauce. One of my favourites cine I love radish.
Since I live in Vancouver, getting a JapaDog is not a regular occurrence. I have it once in a while but it’s very accessible in Downtown Vancouver as there are various locations. They have expanded a lot but the quality is still there.
It’s definitely a good food option at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet if you want a quick bite.
We Rate JapaDog:
1064 Templeton Station Road, Richmond