So when I first saw Dogzilla in a Best Buy parking lot, I knew I had to pounce on this one. Unlike a lot of the food trucks I'm in love with, Dogzilla is actually based in Irvine, rather than in L.A. county. And it offers up tasty treats to rival them too.
Tokyo Doggie Style food truck in LA, Asia Dog in NYC, and Japadog in NYC and Vancouver. I even make a version at home (and why I haven't blogged about this? Fail!).
However trendy, I happen to really love the execution of Dogzilla's hot dogs. Rather than using a normal hot dog bun, they use King's Hawaiian hot dog buns. You can get a fried egg with a gloriously runny yolk on any dog. Their Garlic Fries feature freshly minced garlic rather than garlic powder, making my breath possibly radioactive but I could care less about that when they taste this good.
The first dog that we tried was their titular dog, the Dogzilla ($6.50), which features an all-beef frank topped with grilled onions, bacon bits, avocado, shredded nori, teriyaki sauce, kewpie mayo, and furikake. If it seems like a lot going on, you're right, but once you take a bite it all makes sense. None of the toppings overpowers another, so you end up with a salty-sweet-rich-creamy-tangy explosion. Plus the King's bun really supports a lot of filling, so you can actually eat this with one hand without it falling apart or resorting to a fork.
My absolute favorites are the Loco Moco Dog ($7.50) and Fries ($8.50). Now if you're gasping at the price of the fries, let me educate you: the Loco Moco Fries are simply a behemoth of fried eggs, gravy, crispy Spam, and piping-hot french fries. I couldn't eat half of them; I recommend bringing a friend.
|Loco Moco Dog
Gourmet food truck prices are never cheap, but they offer combination deals if you want both fries and a dog. I can't even finish a whole dog, so for $6.50 I consider it a pretty good deal.
If you're not feeling the hapa dogs, they also have a delicious Ballpark Dog ($7.00, picture above) topped with chili, cheddar cheese, and your choice of raw or grilled onions, as well as any of their sausage choices topped with traditional toppings.
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