The street food scene in Vancouver can only be described as international. With food available from almost every corner of the world the newest addition to the Vancouver street food scene is bringing us Japanese street eats including some of the best chicken karaage I’ve had in the city let alone from a food truck
The menu is pretty simple-Japanese Sandwiches and great karaage. Price wise it’s better to get the combo, for a couple bucks more you get chicken karaage and a drink for $12.
You can choose pop, juice and iced green tea. I went with the Iced Green Tea for my combo drink choice. Flavor wise this packed a big green tea punch, I would have loved some citrus like lemon or lime to add another flavor profile.
I went with a combo seeing I also wanted to try the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Karaage, this is the bite sized portion I think.
It was totally juicy and moist. The sauce adds a great balance of sweet with a touch of spice. Compared to some of the other karaage I’ve had in restaurants this ranks up there with some of the best.
Each sandwich is made to order.
The first sandwich I ordered was the Kabocha Korokke Sandwich. With a slightly sweet taste to the squash this sandwich will fill you up without the lead weight feeling in your stomach. One negative about this sandwich was the squash coquette was really soft inside so it can be a bit of a mess to eat.
Lastly I had the Miso Pork Katsu Sandwich. I love pork katsu in general and all I can say is that I fell in love with this sandwich. The pork cutlet is really juicy and made from a whole piece of pork. After they fry the cutlet it gets dipped in a delicious red miso glaze and topped with a hot Chinese mustard and coleslaw. When your eating this you get the sweetness from the miso then punches of heat from the mustard, combined with the pork it’s a perfect combination.
From the sandwiches that I’ve tried so far along with the great chicken karaage I’d definitely come back to Mogu Japanese Street Eats. You can find them on Howe St at Dunsmuir Monday-Saturday.