Wanko Menu

There are two reasons not to eat from the “wanko menu” at this cafe in Tama Plaza, Yokohama. A: It sounds like the chef’s been jacking off into the soup, and B: it’s dog food. “Wanko” means “puppy.” It seems that serving pricey gourmet grub to chihuahuas and dachsunds is the latest development in Japan’s obsession with cute, fluffy creatures. This is my second wanko food sighting in a week (check out the wanko ice cream, a few posts below.)
I wonder how “cute” these pooches will be when they look like bloated, sweaty, hairy grubs, waddling and wheezing down the street, laying turds the size of boa constrictors! If that happens, poor old Fido will quickly be replaced with whichever animal is featured in the latest hit TV commercial.
Remember, kids, a wanko is for life, not just for Christmas.

3 Responses to Wanko Menu

  1. ramblingsofaculturefreak says:

    Holy crap….Wanko meals are the same price as the Bentos I eat near my place. But I guess they contain more fiber than my favorite bentos!!LOL

  2. dragonlife says:

    Pets are indeed good business, even in country city, Shizuoka.
    Haven’t seen any “Wanko” yet, but will keep looking!

  3. roaf says:

    Yeah, pets are really pampered in Japan. It won’t be long before teachers like me are giving language lessons to puppies!

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