PENIS DOG: Sausage-Stuffed Penis Pancakes
The neighborhood of Ximending is located in the Northeastern part of Taipei, and is the Taiwanese hub of fashion and Japanese culture. Often referred to as the “the Harajuku of Taipei,” there are many fascinating things to be seen just by walking up and down the streets, looking around at the numerous shops, and observing the customers that fill them.
Reporters in Taipei recently stumbled across a food vendor that sells a corn dog-like concoction made by baking a sausage, coated in hotcake batter, in a special iron grill shaped like a penis.
The Taiwanese customers who visited the shop seemed to have no qualms about this startlingly detailed ‘penis dog.’ People casually nibbling on their penis while walking along the busy street, and it seemed to be particularly popular with children and high school-aged girls; the latter would purchase one penis to share with two or three friends.
One must admire the vendors who can boldly sell this in the middle of one of Taiwan’s busy shopping districts. Plus, at a mere $1.50, the price of this penis just can’t be beat.
In Japan there are a number of shrines that worship the penis as a deity, so perhaps this cock-cake represents the start of a new culture for Taiwan. Next time you’re in Taipei try discarding those dated conceptions of the penis as something obscene, and wrap your lips around one yourself! (written by Steven)
-Charles (m.a I)