Vancouver Food Truck and Cart Tour: Mogu

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in Vancouver Food Cart and Truck Tour | 1 comment

Happy Food Truck Tuesday!  Vancouver’s food cart and truck scene has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years.  Every week, we’ll take you on a virtual tour to one of Vancouver’s most popular mobile eateries.  Get to know the heroes behind the food that battle the weather, lunch line ups. and your hunger.

Mogu Food Truck

Japanese Inspired Fast Food – Howe Street at Dunsmuir Street

In Yuji Aoki’s own words: Mogu was started by Yuji Aoki and Derek Yip. Our concept is Japanese inspired fast food, and it’s a reflection of myself as a Japanese Canadian. The taste is Japanese to the core, but there are definitely North American and other ethnic influences in our food. Our food trailer will dominate the world because it’s fresh, hot, saucy, messy and super tasty! Our most popular items are the Pork Miso Katsu Sandwich and our Sweet & Spicy Chicken Karaage. We’ll have new items coming out as daily specials – currently Mondays are Asian Poutine Day!

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Mogu’s tasty chicken karaage, pork miso katsu and a piping hot Asian poutine

Below are 5 quick questions that we asked Yuji


What “hole” do you fill in Vancouver’s food scene?

When you think of Japanese food in Vancouver you think of sushi, izakaya, ramen and rice bowls. Mogu is bringing a whole new style of Japanese food with our fast food concept and North American influences.


What’s the most popular combination that people order at your food cart?

Combo – Pork Miso Katsu Sandwich, mini Swet & Spicy Chicken Karaage, and Iced Green Tea for $12. I guarantee it will fill you up and make you fall asleep back at your office!


If you could change 1 by-law to help your business, what would you change?

I think there’s some by-law against putting things on top of your trailer. I would change that so we can put a DJ on top of our trailer and bust out “Summertime” by Fresh Prince from May to October.


Where do you like to unwind after a long day (in Vancouver)?

Suika Snackbar Izakaya! Great food, atmosphere, and best service!


What would be your last meal before a zombie apocalypse?

If zombie’s are knocking at my door right now, I would have the spaghetti carbonara and tiramisu mousse at Campagnolo Roma – so awesomely good!


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Maren Walker works in Communications and Relations for Vancouver Food Tour. Originally from California, living in Vancouver, BC via Texas. Lover of culinary adventures, food trucks, beer, travel, hiking and design.

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  1. Jefferson

    “I would change that so we can put a DJ on top of our trailer and bust out “Summertime” by Fresh Prince from May to October.” – that would be awesome!

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