CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON
I know unusual and mismatched business combinations exist out there in the world. I’ve danced at a Disco/Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas and I recently walked by an apartment coffee shop/cat hospice in Tokyo. Frankly, I respect creativity in small business and I do appreciate the intention to serve multiple consumer needs all at one time.
However, imagine my surprise to discover another unique commercial hybrid- a fresh egg shop and zoo right here in Okinawa.
There is also an abundance of eggs and a small bakery selling chiffon cakes and the largest cream puffs I’ve seen on island. On a side note, an Okinawan friend of mine who loves baking cakes and brownies swears by the quality of these eggs.
To be honest, this place is a little wacky. In no way is it a first-class zoo– it’s not huge, the cages are a little dirty and parts of it smell, well, like animals… but it is unique, popular among Okinawan familes, perfect for little kids to mill around, it’s a quick excursion, and best of all, it’s FREE!!!
So if you’re hankering to bake a cake soon and want to let you kids loose for a while, check out the Zukeran Egg Shop and Zoo.
Zukeran Egg Shop and Zoo