Hello Kitty cafes have been a huge hit in Asia, with a few popping up in Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and of course, Japan.
Various Hello Kitty Cafe locations
SoCal Hello Kitty fans are finally, going to enjoy official Hello Kitty sweets and treats!
Opening up some time next year, Sanrio Co. has decided to open up the first U.S.Hello Kitty cafe in Irvine, California! The cafe will serve Hello Kitty Tea, Sodas, coffee, Hello Kitty cookies & mini-cakes. Other Hello Kitty characters are said to make an appearance on the pastries such as, My keroppi, Little Twin Stars, & Chococat.
The Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up is a cafe designed within a metal shipping container and, according to Irvine Spectrum Center, is set to open in about 2 weeks and is expected to be open for at least 7 months. This pop up cafe is serve everything the actual cafe serves and will be located at at the Giant Wheel Court.
Gudetama is a Sanrio character introduced in 2013 based on an egg lacking in “spunk”. His name is a play on “gude gude”; used to describe someone with no energy or strength and possibly tama from tamago (egg). He is sometimes seen with a man in an orange/yellow costume that fully covers the body. Apart from being a popular character, Gudetama also has a short anime series on YouTube.
I found the character very adorable though I never paid much attention to the actual character, at least not until now. During Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2015, I encountered Gudetama again & it was at the booth that I found out about the delicious Gudetama-inspired Menu at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar.
The Gudetama Menu was created by Chef Ernestor Urchimura, Founding Chef and Partner of Plan Check.
I decided to go and check out this menu for myself, and with the help of my assistant, I set out to find this
Watch my journey along with the Gudetama Menu overview here:
The Gudetama Menu is only served at Plan Check. There are 3 different Plan Check locations In Los Angeles:
-1800 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
-351 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
-1111 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
This menu will only be available from Oct 30 ~ Nov 29, Check it out while you still can!
In honor of Gudetama & the Gudetama menu, we’ll be giving out 10 small Gudetama buttons!