Sanrio Star Chef Institute exhibition in Hong Kong

Langham Place has done it again. The shopping mall in Hong Kong’s district Mong Kok has been hosting Hello Kitty / Sanrio character themed exhibitions for a while  and is currently running the Sanrio Star Chef Institute exhibition. Some of the most well-known Sanrio characters have their own little stations in this display, which is all about being or becoming a professional chef. The different parts are really great. Dear Daniel and Hello Kitty welcome visitors at the entrance of the Institute and there is a hallway which shows their chef certificates. My Melody waters the strawberries in the greenhouse while Kuromi and friends are experimenting in the food lab. Bad Badtz-Maru seems to be a famous star chef or teacher who has his own cooking show which is filmed by seal Hana-Maru. The Little Twin Stars are in charge of lectures about how to make drinks.

If you visit the exhibition you should definitely go to the upper levels of the mall, as there are many more exhibits to be found like the cool Hello Kitty ice cream truck or the cool hanging Sanrio sweets exhibits.

The official photo of the Sanrio Star Chef Institute exhibition in Hong Kong

The official photo of the Sanrio Star Chef Institute exhibition in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel welcome visitors

Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel welcome visitors

Dear Daniel with a bike and balloons

Dear Daniel with a bike and balloons

Hello Kitty looks super adorable with the balloons and the chef's hat

Hello Kitty looks super adorable with the balloons and the chef’s hat

Seal Hana-Maru shoots the cooking show of this friend Bad Badtz-Maru

Seal Hana-Maru films the cooking show of this friend Bad Badtz-Maru

Bad Badtz-Maru is now a famous chef and shows how to bake his cake

Bad Badtz-Maru is now a famous chef and shows how to bake his cake for the camera

Pandaba is serving roll cake

Pandaba is serving roll cake

The Little Twin Stars teach how to make drinks

The Little Twin Stars teach how to make drinks

My Melody in the greenhouse

My Melody in the greenhouse

Kuromi in the food lab

Kuromi in the food lab

Popm Pom Purin and squirrel are just relaxing

Pom Pom Purin and squirrel are just relaxing

Hello Kitty statue

Hello Kitty statue

Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel Awards

Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel Awards

Super cute Hello Kitty ice cream truck

Super cute Hello Kitty ice cream truck

Sanrio characters are hanging in the mall as different candies

Sanrio characters are hanging in the mall as different candies

Bis adertisements for the Sanrio Star Dining campaign

Big advertisement for the Sanrio Star Dining campaign

My Melody & Kuromi Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong

Currently you can visit a My Melody & Kuromi Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong’s shopping mall Langham Place. The Cafe ishiyaki+ was transformed into the My Melody cafe and will keep the theme until September 14th, 2014.  The Pop-up Cafe is part of the Sanrio Star Dining campaign which we will introduce further soon.

There are incredibly long lines for the cafe, so we didn’t eat there ourselves. The whole restaurant is decorated with My Melody and Kuromi designs and of course the food is too. There is a lunch menu, a high tea menu and a dinner menu which all contain some food sets with the designs of the Sanrio characters.

My Melody & Kuromi Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong's shopping mall Langham Place

My Melody & Kuromi Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong’s shopping mall Langham Place

Kuromi preparing coffee

Kuromi preparing coffee

A little peek into the cafe

A little peek into the cafe

this its what it looks like with no people, photo by Langham Place

This its what it looks like with no people, photo by Langham Place

funny My Melody & Kuromi designs on the tables, photo by Langham Place

funny My Melody & Kuromi designs on the tables, photo by Langham Place

kawaii Kuromi table deisgn, photo by Langham Place

kawaii Kuromi table design, photo by Langham Place

one of the special dishes from the Pop-up Cafe, photo by Langham Place

one of the special dishes from the Pop-up Cafe, photo by Langham Place

My Melody pancakes, photo by Langham Place

My Melody pancakes, photo by Langham Place

The official poster, photo by Langham Place

The official poster, photo by Langham Place

K-Club Hello Kitty X Giordano collection in Hong Kong

After launching the Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano collection a couple of weeks ago, Giordano currently offers another Hello Kitty collection in Hong Kong stores to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary. The K-Club Hello Kitty X Giordano collection is all about casual tees, shorts and dresses in a cool denim style.

K-Club Hello Kitty X Giordano window decoration in Hong Kong

K-Club Hello Kitty X Giordano window decoration in Hong Kong

The super cute denim-inspired Hello Kitty collection

The super cute denim-inspired Hello Kitty collection

Many different shirt designs for men and women are available

Many different shirt designs for men and women are available

Isn't the white women's shirt adorable?

Isn’t the white women’s shirt adorable?

Hello Kitty dungarees women's shirt

Hello Kitty dungarees women’s shirt

Hello Kitty denim men's shirt

Hello Kitty denim men’s shirt

Adoarble Hello Kitty tank top with bow application

Adoarble Hello Kitty tank top with bow application

Hello Kitty denim dress

Hello Kitty denim dress

Hello Kitty shorts for men

Hello Kitty shorts for men

Hello Kitty polka dot hoodie

Hello Kitty polka dot hoodie

Hello Kitty dungarees men's shirt

Hello Kitty dungarees men’s shirt

Hello Kitty Mid-Autumn Festival Macarons in Hong Kong

We already blogged about the cute Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe in Hong Kong’s department store SOGO. As Mid-Autumn Festival is coming up you can now pre-order the limited edition Hello Kitty Mid-Autumn Festival Macarons. It’s a set with 9 different flavors and designs especially made for that holiday.

The set costs 268HKD. Currently you can pre-order it and receive a voucher, between September 1st and September 8th you can pick up the set with your voucher. Isn’t it super cute?

The Special Hello Kitty Mid-Autumn Festival Macaron edition available in Le Petit Cafe in Hong Kong 1

The Special Hello Kitty Mid-Autumn Festival Macaron edition available in Le Petit Cafe in Hong Kong

There is a set with 9 different Hello Kitty designs and flavours

The sets contains 9 different Hello Kitty designs and flavours

You can now buy a voucher for the set which you can pick up between September 1st and 8th

You can now buy a voucher for the set which you can pick up between September 1st and 8th

Hello Kitty Organic Farm in Hong Kong

Do you want to farm with Hello Kitty? In Hong Kong you can do so, because there is an actual Hello Kitty farm. The organic farm Go Green Organic Farm teamed up with Sanrio and is now the Hello Kitty Go Green Organic Farm.

It is located in Yuen Long, in the New Territories of Hong Kong. You can visit the farm and even join programs to learn how to farm and get in touch with nature. There are various Hello Kitty decorations throughout the farm, you can collect Hello Kitty stamps in a booklet and purchase Hello Kitty merchandise like plush scarecrows or flower pots. The farm has a cafe, you can pet animals, buy herbs and learn about farming. And don’t forget taking pictures with the cute Hello Kitty decorations is also important.

The cute farm designs totally remind us of the cute Hello Kitty Farm Life Re-Ment that we just added to our shop. We haven’t visited the farm ourselves so far, so we borrowed all the pictures from the Hello Kitty Go Green Organic Farm Facebook site where you also find information like the opening times, address and more.

The centrepiece of the cute Hello Kitty Organic Farm in Hong Kong

The centerpiece of the cute Hello Kitty Organic Farm in Hong Kong

The entrance of the Hello Kitty Farm

The entrance of the Hello Kitty Farm

cute Hello Kitty decoration at various spots in the farm

cute Hello Kitty decoration at various spots on the farm

Hello Kitty is also present on most signs

Hello Kitty is also present on most signs

Hello Kitty decoration with garden tool

Hello Kitty decoration with garden tool

We don't know what it says on the sign, but everything looks cute with Hello Kitty

We don’t know what it says on the sign, but everything looks cute with Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty directory on the organic farm

Hello Kitty directory on the organic farm

Some of the Hello Kitty merchandising that you can purchase on the farm

Some of the Hello Kitty merchandising that you can purchase on the farm

Cute Hello Kitty Organic Farm Guide Map

Cute Hello Kitty Organic Farm Guide Map

Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano collection in Hong Kong

Hong Kong based retailer Giordano teamed up with Sanrio and released the collection Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano. It’s a sports collection but can also be worn as casual apparel. There are lots of T-Shirts, crop tops and light jackets that are perfect for working out. So it’s no surprise that Stephanie Au and Ng Ka Fung – two Hong Kong athletes – are involved in the advertising campaign.

There are also Pop-up stores in Hong Kong that are dedicated to this collection. How do you like it? We really love the simple but classic Hello Kitty designs.

Hong Kong athletes Stephanie Au and Ng Ka Fung advertise for Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano

Hong Kong athletes Stephanie Au and Ng Ka Fung advertise for Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano

Sporty Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel T-Shirt

Sporty Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel T-Shirt

white Hello Kitty T-Shirt

white Hello Kitty T-Shirt

More abstract Hello Kitty shirt

Abstract Hello Kitty shirt

Classic black design

Classic black design

simple design on a crop top

simple design on a crop top

Pop-up store in Hong Kong for the collection

Pop-up store in Hong Kong for the collection

more details of the Pop-up store

more details of the Pop-up store

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

In the last weeks 1600 pandas invaded Hong Kong. They are part of the 1600 panda world tour, that was launched in 2008 by the WWF. There are only 1600 pandas left in the wild, which is why French artist Paulo Grangeon made exactly that number of pandas from paper mache. His pandas have been on quite a tour already, there were exhibitions in France, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Taiwan. Between June 9th and July 17th the cute animals can be found at various locations in Hong Kong. They already “visited” 10 important landmarks like the Clock Tower, the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, the Big Buddha, Ocean Park, they rode the famous Star Ferry and the Hong Kong tram and lots more. Currently they can be found at PMQ in an exhibition.

Aren’t these pictures amazing? They can all be found on the 1600 panda Facebook site.

1600 Pandas on the streets of Hong Kong

1600 Pandas on the streets of Hong Kong

1600 Pandas arriving in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific - a Hong Kong based airline

1600 Pandas arriving in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific – a Hong Kong based airline

1600 Pandas at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui

1600 Pandas at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui

1600 Pandas at the Tsim Sha Tsui harboufront

1600 Pandas at the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront

1600 Pandas taking the famous Star Ferry

1600 Pandas taking the famous Star Ferry

1600 Pandas inside Star Ferry

1600 Pandas inside Star Ferry

1600 Pandas taking the Hong Kong tram

1600 Pandas taking the Hong Kong tram

1600 Pandas in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1600 Pandas in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1600 Pandas at the Tian Tan Buddha

1600 Pandas at the Tian Tan Buddha

1600 Pandas climbing up the stairs to the Big Buddha

1600 Pandas climbing up the stairs to the Big Buddha

1600 Pandas at Mai Po Nature Reserve

1600 Pandas at Mai Po Nature Reserve

1600 Pandas with a real panda at Ocean Park Hong Kong

1600 Pandas with a real panda at Ocean Park Hong Kong

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe in Hong Kong

At the end of last year a small Hello Kitty cafe opened in Hong Kong and now we finally checked it out. The Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe is part of the big department store SoGo in Causeway Bay and located on the food level right next to a supermarket and other food stalls. It is just for take-away, there is no opportunity to sit down, but there is a little corner where you can stand and enjoy your Hello Kitty treats. Of course the whole interior is decorated in Hello Kitty style.

The desserts look really lovely, there are biscuits, macarons, coffee, Frozen Yoghurt and even Hello Kitty coffee. It’s all pretty pricy, but it looks adorable. We decided to get a couple of macarons in different flavours. We went for pistachio, raspberry, cashew nut, lemon and orange. It was a sweet delight!

Our yummy macarons from Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe in Hong Kong

Our yummy macarons from Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe can be found in the department store SoGo in Causeway Bay

Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe can be found in the department store SoGo in Causeway Bay

Super cute desserts like Hello Kitty macarons and apples

Super cute desserts like Hello Kitty macarons and apples

The macarons are available in lots of different flavors

The macarons are available in lots of different flavors

You can also buy Hello Kitty Frozen Yoghurt

You can also buy Hello Kitty Frozen Yoghurt

Hello Kitty pictures in the cafe

Hello Kitty pictures in the cafe

Super cute Hello Kitty biscuits

Super cute Hello Kitty biscuits

At the counter you can find out about all the Hello Kitty desserts and beverages

At the counter you can find out about all the Hello Kitty desserts and beverages

Hello Kitty le petit cafe logo

Hello Kitty le petit cafe logo

The official logo is super cute

The official logo is super cute

Another glance at our macaron selection from Le petit cafe

Another glance at our macaron selection from Le petit cafe

Soccer K League Hello Kitty plushs at McDonald’s Hong Kong

The Soccer World Cup is THE sports event of the year, so it’s no surprise that there are lots of promotions around that theme. McDonald’s Hong Kong started a super kawaii Hello Kitty promotion a couple of days ago. When you add 28 HKD to your food purchase you receive a K League Hello Kitty plushie. The plush toys are soccer-themed, there is a referee, a soccer fan, a goalkeeper, a medic and a soccer player. If you buy the whole collector’s kit you also get a cute Hello Kitty soccer ball plushie.

McDonald’s also made a funny TV spot for this collection, check it out at the end of this post.

The kawaii Soccer K League Hello Kitty plushs at McDonald's Hong Kong

The kawaii Soccer K League Hello Kitty plushs at McDonald’s Hong Kong

The collection contains several soccer-themed Hello Kitty plushs

The collection contains several soccer-themed Hello Kitty plushs

McDonald's has a cute TV spot which shows all the characters

McDonald’s has a cute TV spot which shows all the characters

You can get a plushie when adding 28HKD to your food purchase

You can get a plushie when adding 28HKD to your food purchase

There is also a speacil collector's kit available

There is also a special collector’s kit available

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty goal keeper plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty goal keeper plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty soccer player plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty soccer player plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty referee plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty referee plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty fan plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty fan plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty medic plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty medic plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty soccer ball plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty soccer ball plush

Hello Kitty ramen store in Hong Kong

The restaurant Ramen Iroha in Hong Kong is currently THE place to be for all Hello Kitty lovers. The restaurant transformed into a Hello Kitty heaven, everything is decorated with Hello Kitty, even the whole shop front in Causeway Bay. The promotion started on April 24th and will last for 3 months. During this time all the Japanese Ramen noodle soups come with a special Hello Kitty seaweed, but there is also a special new flavour with salty shrimp soup.

We haven’t been there ourselves but found these amazing pictures in an article on U-Travel Hong Kong. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to go, because as you see on the last picture there are longs lines in front of the shop. Lots of people want to enjoy the Hello Kitty decor with some delicious noodle soup. If you add 140 HKD during your visit you can also get the kawaii red Hello Kitty ramen bowl or the cool red Hello Kitty tote bag.

The Ramen Ihora shop front during the Hello Kitty promotion, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The Ramen Ihora shop front during the Hello Kitty promotion, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The interior of the restaurant, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The interior of the restaurant, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Every ramen soup is served with a Hello Kitty seaweed, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Every ramen soup is served with a Hello Kitty seaweed, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The ramen comes in special Hello Kitty bowl that you can buy too, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The ramen comes in special Hello Kitty bowl that you can buy too, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

special Hello Kitty tote bag for the promotion, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

special Hello Kitty tote bag for the promotion, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

long lines in front of the restaurant, picture from Ramen Iroha

long lines in front of the restaurant, picture from Ramen Iroha