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Cat Café
OAV-13-Shampoo Restaurant
The Cat Café in OVA 12.
Part of Furinkan
Type Restaurant and residence
Run by Colgone
Resident (s) Cologne
Shampoo
Mousse
Shampoo's father
User (s) Various characters
Manga debut Shampoo Rides Again
Anime debut Behold! The "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" Technique

The Cat Café (猫飯店 Nekohanten?) is a small, two-storied restaurant established by Cologne and Shampoo that serves Japanese Chinese cuisine. It was set up after they relocated to Furinkan in order to provide a means of financial support and place to live while seeking to entice Ranma Saotome to marry Shampoo. In support of his daughter, Shampoo's Father works here as a cook although he stopped appearing in the manga after his debut. After moving to Furinkan himself in pursuit of Shampoo, Mousse establishes himself here as well. The Cat Café evidently fairly close to the Tendo Dojo. In at least the anime, Kasumi Tendo describes it has having been set up "just around the corner".

OverviewEdit

The upper half of the building is the living space, where Cologne and Shampoo, and presumably Mousse, sleep, eat, bathe and relax while not working or interacting with the other characters or customers. The lower half is the restaurant proper. Cologne oversees the whole operation, while Shampoo's father is a cook and the two younger Chinese are both laborers. Shampoo tends to focus more on waitressing and deliveries, while Mousse is typically stuck with cleaning up. Ranma briefly worked here as a waitress when she was stuck in cursed form thanks to the Full Body Cat's Tongue.

The Cat Café is fairly popular with the locals, due to a combination of its delicious cuisine, the entertainment factor of seeing frequent fights and martial arts displays break out, and the attractive female waitress. Ranma and Akane Tendo also drop by the restaurant when seeking Cologne's advice. Several events have happened at the café, resulting in varying degrees of damage to it.

The following only occurred in the manga:

A few auxiliary branches were temporarily set up in various locations:

MenuEdit

The café is known for its ramen, which the characters who visit are typically shown eating. It is also a member of the Ramen Vendors' Association. According to the Cat Café Menu Song, a song released by DoCo and sung by Shampoo's voice actress, Rei Sakuma, the menu consists of or at least includes:

  • Ramen
  • Tanmen (soup noodles)
  • Chaahan (fried rice)
  • Chaashumen (sliced pork noodles)
  • Wontons
  • Gyoza (fried dumplings)
  • Yakisoba (fried noodles)
  • Wontonmen (wonton noodles)
  • Champon (pot luck noodles)
  • Shumai (open meat wonton)
  • Kanitama (egg fu yong)
  • Moyashi Soba (barley noodles)
  • Gomuku Wonton (rice-meat-vegetable wonton)
  • Ebi Chaahan (shrimp fried rice)
  • White rice
  • Suigyooza (dumplings)
  • Hiyashi Soba (cold noodles)
  • Yasai (Vegetable) Soup
  • Tamago (Egg Drop) Soup
  • Gomuku Soba (rice-meat-vegetable noodles)
  • Niku Dango (sweet & sour meatball dumplings)
  • Kani Tama Soba (egg foo yong with noodles)
  • Chuukadon (Chinese style ricebowl)
  • Gomuku Chaahan (rice-meat-vegetable fried rice)
  • Ebi Soba (shrimp noodles)
  • Tenshindon (Tenshin-style rice bowl)
  • Yasai Itame (stir-fried vegetables)
  • Maabo-tofu (tofu stewed with black beans and pork)
  • Subata Nirareba Itame (sweet & sour pork)
  • Happosai (eight treasures dish)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Who Loves Who?
  2. Shampoo's Sudden Switch - The Curse of the Contrary Jewel
  3. Nightmare! Incense of Spring Sleep
  4. Guests at the Cat Café
  5. The Seeds of Tragedy
  6. Go for the Pressure Points!
  7. The Two Shampoos
  8. Battle for the Map!

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