For the first time ever, there’s going to be a Hello Kitty restaurant built in China. The beloved Sanrio character has taken the world by storm since the 1990′s, and kids and adults everywhere are in love with the iconic kitty.
The restaurant owner, Man Kwong, says that Hello Kitty is more popular in Hong Kong than it is in Japan, where it first originated from. She started negotiating with Sanrio to bring a restaurant since 2013, and they have been experiementing with over 100 different dishes before they got approval. It is expected to have 37 items on their final menu, which consists of a lot of dimsum dishes and hello-kitty shaped rice dishes. There’s also stir-fried beef, noodles, fresh shrimp buns, all made from natural ingredients.
The hello kitty itself is made seperately. The flour bow is dyed with beetroot juice, the eyes are colored with squid ink, and the bun skin is made with flour.
The launch of the restaurant will be in June, so you can be sure to expect a huge lineup when the place opens up in Hong Kong.
If you’re expecting a trip there, be sure to drop by the Hello Kitty restaurant!