Not long ago, AJ wrote a post about the classic Japanese snack, Pocky, found in the Japan pavilion at Epcot.
The one tidbit of information in this post that got the most comments was the mention that among the multitude of Pocky flavors is Men’s Pocky. That’s right — Pocky, FOR MEN.
While Men’s Pocky is a product of Japanese culture primarily, this discussion got me wondering if there were any other “male-specific” foods sold at Walt Disney World.
The only other official “men’s” food I could come up with were menu items at the Garden View Lounge at the Grand Floridian:
- The Gentleman’s Tea Platter: duck & cherry terrine, chicken & pork roulade, and country pate with a side of English Blue Stilton cheese), and
- The Prince Edward’s Tea: the same as the Gentleman’s tea, but with the addition of scones, Devonshire cream, and a glass of port.
I’m guessing that there are special offerings for men so that the gents who get dragged to tea by their lady friends can still have their man cards intact.
For those masculine types that want their foods to proclaim their Royal man status, there is no shortage of KING Salmon and KING Crab on the menus of Disney’s seafood restaurants.
Of course there’s an infinite supply of stereotypical he-man steak and potatoes offered at the Disney steakhouses such as Le Cellier, the Yachtsman Steakhouse, and Shula’s; or the Orlando Waldorf Astoria Bull & Bear.
You can also find limitless burgers and fries (the budget form of meat and potatoes) sold nearly everywhere. And the ESPN Club is a man cave writ large, so anything proffered there comes with a side of extra machismo.
Then there are those prehistoric turkey legs that practically scream MANLY when you bite into them. (Why on earth do they even sell them to women? Clearly my daughter doesn’t balk…)
I suppose we can’t forget the manly art of drinking. For men who want to whet their whistles, Walt Disney World is awash with beer and spirits tastings.
But gentle readers, I am of the female persuasion, lacking first hand knowledge of the foodie needs of men. I need some help from the virile manfolk and educated womenfolk of the realm.
Do you have any tips or suggestions for “manly” dining at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments below.