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Café Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Now Open in Tokyo

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard of Piko-Taro. Maybe you don’t recognize his name, but his most viral song came out not too long ago, called ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen.’

He wasn’t very famous before this song, and honestly, what made the song go viral is a mystery. Piko-Taro isn’t a real person but is a character fabricated by comedian and disc jockey Kosaka Daimaou whose real name is Kazuhiko Kosaka.


Piko-Taro became such a popular character in his stage act that the comedian decided to develop the persona even further and published the song ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’ on YouTube. Because of this song’s recent popularity, there is now a restaurant themed in its honor, the Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Café in Tokyo.

It opened its doors on November 1st to take advantage while the craze is still on. And as you’ve probably already realized, the song title mentions the two main ingredients used in most of the restaurant’s meals.


The news outlet RocketNews 24 decided to stop by and give the restaurant a chance to prove itself. They first tried the PPAP Fresh Juice, which from the pictures actually looks pretty delicious.

Second on the list was the PPAPan Burger, which luckily isn’t meat mixed with apples and pineapple. The name is cleverly mixed with the song’s acronym and “Pan,” the Japanese word for bread.


To top everything off, the guys at RocketNews 24 also had two rounds of dessert. One wasn’t enough. The PPAParfait and the PPAPancake. Both have chunks of pineapple and apples, a chocolate pen, and a nice big scoop of ice cream.

The restaurant is open only until November 20th, so hopefully you make it in time if you’re a fan of the song or a fan of these two varieties of fruit.

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