Yeah, I know, Vancouver is really gorgeous and blah blah blah.
But what I really love about it is all the fantastic Japanese food! Authentic izakaya like Guu, Kingyo, Hapa and Zakkushi. Unbelievable ramen at Kintaro. The food court – yes the food court – at Aberdeen Centre. And my latest discovery: Japadog.
It’s not just a hot dog stand, it’s hot dogs Japanese style. You get toppings like shredded nori, Japanese mayonaise, miso sauce, stewed onions, and sprouts, all served up by extremely polite and chipper young “Japagirls”.
Thank you, Vancouver, for being my more easily accessible Tokyo. But please, please, build yourself a couple of proper Japanese toys stores!