Vancouver is one of my favorite cities in the world - not only does it have a friendly laid-back vibe, international population and proximity to sea and mountains, it has some of the best food in North America, including the best hot dog I've ever had.
Japadog, a hotdog stand in downtown Vancouver, is home of Japanese-influenced hot dogs, including an Okonomi hot dog that mimics flavors of okonomiyaki: a kurobuta pork link topped with fried cabbage, dried bonito flakes, mayonnaise and special okonomi sauce. My favorite was the Oroshi hot dog, a bratwurst topped with grated Japanese daikon, green onions and a special soy sauce - absolutely fantastic!
Oroshi Hotdog - bratwurst topped with grated daikon, green onions and special soy sauce
Miso mayo hotdog (smoked turkey link topped with radish sprouts, miso sesame sauce and Japanese mayo) and Okonomi hotdog (kurobuta pork link topped with fried cabbage, dried bonito flakes, mayo and okonimi sauce)
Food rating: ****
Bang for buck rating: 4
Location: 899 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Canada
Average price of meal for two: $15