Updated: 4th July 2012; This restaurant had closed according to Urbanspoon.com.
Ed broke the news about a new street cart in Richmond (link here) about a month ago. As I read his post, I can’t help but think that this is a copy cat of Japadog.
I did a few half-hearted attempt to look for Grazy-Dog. It was more to see what they have, not really wanting to try them. I thought it was tucked between the rows of warehouse businesses north of the Superstore on No 3 Road. I drove around the area on three different occasions and each time I could not locate them. I soon forgot about them.
A couple of days ago, we got an email from Gerri telling us about how much she likes Grazy-Dog and said we should go try it.
Today I went to look for Grazy-Dog again. I am on “forced-leave” for the rest of the year because I still have some vacation days left and I need to use them up. Suanne abandoned me to do her stuff. I hate to eat alone and so I managed to convince Nanzaro to come along with me.
This time we got the location and opening hours before we went. We found out that Grazy-Dog opens from noon till 8PM and that they were in the side of the building between PJ’s Pets and the Superstore. We went and waited at that spot for sometime and was puzzled why the van was not there at noon.
We did not realize that they had moved. It is now located in front of No 3 Road. It is definitely a much better location as they are going to be more visible from the busy No 3 Road. I later found out that they had moved to this new location just 1 week ago.
Talking about visibility, you can’t miss them. The van, named G-Wagon, is painted in neon pink.
Grazy-Dog has a big name behind them. The Gyoza King Group behind some of the popular Japanese restaurants in town including:
- Gyoza King in Vancouver
- Nanchuu in Richmond (post here)
- G-Men Ramen in Richmond (post here)
- Chicco Cafe in Vancouver (post here)
- Gyo-O in Richmond
Actually I have doubts over what the words “Gyozaking produced” means. The reason is because Gyoza King’s website has no mention about Grazy-Dog. I mean, does Gyoza King actually owns this street cart?
It took us a while for us to understand the menu. Click on the menu to show it larger.
Basically, you select the type of sausage from a choice of three:
- All Beef Sausage ($4.50)
- Bavarian Sausage ($5)
- Bratwurst Sausage ($6)
The prices above will include a choice of seven styles of toppings (the image on the right).
On top of these hot dogs, there is one that has the works called the GrazyDog Style. This one is the most expensive and is $3 in addition to the type of sausage selected.
There is a couple of sausage-less dogs that they call Creative Dog ($6 each).
The G-Wagon is quite cramped and has barely enough room for two persons to work. Moreover, I felt the ceiling of the van is really low and I can imagine them having a backache working all day in the van.
Anyway, lest you think this is fast food, it is not as fast as you think it is. It took slightly less than 10 minutes for them to make our sausages. It seems like they had to sear some of the ingredients with a handheld blow torch during the assembly.
Nanzaro and I decided that we should go for the $9 top of the line Bratwurst with the GrazyDog style toppings. I asked them to let me take a picture of the grilled bratwurst because it looked so good.
Oh gosh. This thing is big. It is so big and overflowing with stuff that they had to … Continue reading