Hey, hey, hey. You guys remember that place? Fusia Dog? I thought one post per restaurant was sufficient. Apparently, it wasn’t. I introduce you to the one and only. The magnificent. The beautiful representation of two cultures fusing together to make something magical. Unforgettable.

Daniel Henney

Wait. No. I meant to say this:

The Fusia Dog

Yes, that’s what I meant. But I guess you can say that the fusia dog is the food representation of Daniel Henney. Or that DH is somehow the personification of the fusia dog. They’re both gorgeous, should be sought after, full bursting with promise of a good life, and I would assume, taste awesome. Woah. That got a little more than PG 13 there. I apologize.

Okay, so the fusia dog. Menu description as follows:

Beef or chicken dog, kim chi, daikon carrot salad, wasabi mayo, and coriander, wrapped in a paratha $6.95

Now, I don’t know what a paratha is, but I can only assume it means floured wrap made from the liquid of the Gods. I got the beef dog on break from my class, brought it into class, then promptly got up and went to eat it in the common area. It smelled too good and I didn’t want my classmates, who I would have to see the following week, to see me smearing this wondrous concoction all over my face. I knew I would be shovelling fistfuls of fallen daikon into my already full mouth, aioli streaming down my arms, trying to inhale it through my nose. I thought I’d save myself the embarrassment. So I did it in the student common area.

It was amazing. So warm, the wasabi cleared my nose and yet it wasn’t painful. The dog was juicy, the flavours meshing surprisingly well together. Who’da thunk   that a hot dog with asian toppings would be amazing? But then again, after all the hype surrounding Japadog, I should have known.

So, if you ever find yourself in the downtown area, do yourself a favour and get to Queen and Duncan, enter the cute little Fusia Dog shop (or their Food Truck if you can find its location), and get yourself the Fusia Dog. You will not regret it.

Here’s a bonus picture of Daniel:

Fusia Dog!

Fusia Dog!

Located on Duncan and Queen just south of the Pita Land. Fusia dog. I feel like they should have a theme song. It’s just cute little store with a small sitting area and a friendly Philipino-looking couple running it. Oh and they have an amazing menu with asian fusion fast foods that I’d never seen before!

I ordered the Peking Duck Quesadilla (seriously, who wouldn’t?) while my buddy ordered the Mediterranean. When we sat down, the nice lady offered us some free samples of their Power Slaw and Roasted Red Potato Salad.

The Power Slaw was basically just veggies and nuts and shredded cheese with a bit of mayo. It was a bit dry and tasted more like raw vegetables than any kind of coleslaw I’d ever had. The red potato salad, however, was so nice! Sweet and smokey while not being too heavy. It reminded me of the kind of potatoes that you get alongside your kimchi at Korean BBQ places.

My Peking Duck Quesadilla! Mmm, even though I’m not a big fan of bean sprouts, I didn’t mind them here. The quesadilla was nice and crispy and stuff full of veggies and sweet, juicy duck. It was a perfect refreshing and light lunch. Didn’t fill me up that much, but that’s because I have the belly of a sumo wrestler. Another perk, they serve Boylan’s here! I was very reluctant to share any bite of this with my friend, but alas, manners. The only thing missing from this is  the classic daikon that makes the perfect Peking Duck.

They served the Mediterranean dog on a toasted poppy seed bun in the cutest little banana leaf boat! Topped with feta cheese and roasted onions, peppers, and zucchini, I had a bite of this and it completely blew my mind. Surprisingly hearty, extremely juicy, and everything just melted so perfectly in your mouth. I’m not even a big fan of cheese but the contrast between the soft veggies, the saltiness of the feta, the hot dog underneath, and the sweet egg poppy seed hot dog bun, to die for. There is a reason this dog runs for $8!

I only saw these while on the way out, but you read that correctly. Skor Pretzels. I’m already planning my next trip there: The Fusia Dog, with daikon and carrot salad, wasabi mayo, kimchi, and coriander, with a side of Skor Pretzels and a Black Cherry Boylan’s to wash it all down!