Fantastic Figurines!

If you’ve been thinking about how to decorate any space at home, we just might have what you’re looking for, as we recently received some adorable new Decole figurines! They’re food themed and seriously cute. Why not check out some of the other kawaii figurines we have on hand too?

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Fantastic Figurines!

black and red board box with food figurine from Japan

black and red board box with food figurine from Japan

teapot with tea cups figurine from Japan

teapot with tea cups figurine from Japan

black bento box with food figurine from Japan

black bento box with food figurine from Japan

gold color chicken figurine from Japan

gold color chicken figurine from Japan

chicken with a bowl of food figurine from Japan

chicken with a bowl of food figurine from Japan

black bowl with mushroom and food figurine from Japan

black bowl with mushroom and food figurine from Japan

black bowl with food and cat figurine from Japan

black bowl with food and cat figurine from Japan

grey cat with purple chair drink figurine from Japan

grey cat with purple chair drink figurine from Japan

black cat bag of baguette bread figurine from Japan

black cat bag of baguette bread figurine from Japan

sitting cream bear with ice cream figurine Japan

sitting cream bear with ice cream figurine Japan

kneeling cream bear with a drink figurine Japan

kneeling cream bear with a drink figurine Japan

kneeling black and cream penguin with bottle figurine Japan

kneeling black and cream penguin with bottle figurine Japan

sitting black and cream penguin with watermelon slice figurine Japan

sitting black and cream penguin with watermelon slice figurine Japan

cute brown basket with cat and drink figure picnic animals from Japan

cute brown basket with cat and drink figure picnic animals from Japan

Kawaii Erasers from Japan

We’ve been busy adding lots of kawaii erasers to our store, just in time for the new school year! These include super cute animal erasers with all sorts of adorable creatures. We also have pretty fairy tale erasers, and funny food erasers. Which of our latest erasers is your favorite?

cute hamster seed pet eraser 3pcs from Japan

cute hamster seed pet eraser 3pcs from Japan

cute black cat pencil end eraser from Japan

cute black cat pencil end eraser from Japan

cute green bear pencil end eraser from Japan

cute green bear pencil end eraser from Japan

cute light blue bear sailor lighthouse eraser from Japan

cute light blue bear sailor lighthouse eraser from Japan

cute light yellow alpaca flower dot scented eraser from Japan

cute light yellow alpaca flower dot scented eraser from Japan

cute swan rabbit bear star eraser from Japan

cute swan rabbit bear star eraser from Japan

cute peach scented square eraser 4pcs from Japan

cute peach scented square eraser 4pcs from Japan

cute strawberry scented square eraser 4pcs from Japan

cute strawberry scented square eraser 4pcs from Japan

cute chocolate scented square eraser 4pcs from Japan

cute chocolate scented square eraser 4pcs from Japan

cute scented clay lollipop eraser from Japan

cute scented clay lollipop eraser from Japan

cute animal as sushi eraser 3pcs from Japan

cute animal as sushi eraser 3pcs from Japan

cute scented clay donut eraser from Japan

cute scented clay donut eraser from Japan

cute blue fairy mermaid fairy tale eraser from Japan

cute blue fairy mermaid fairy tale eraser from Japan

cute light blue ice queen fairy tale scented eraser from Japan

cute light blue ice queen fairy tale scented eraser from Japan

cute yellow mermaid fairy tale scented eraser from Japan

cute yellow mermaid fairy tale scented eraser from Japan

cute pink Rapunzel fairy tale scented eraser from Japan

cute pink Rapunzel fairy tale scented eraser from Japan

cute turquoise cinderella fairy tale scented eraser from Japan

cute turquoise cinderella fairy tale scented eraser from Japan

cute pink Alice in Wonderland eraser from Japan

cute pink Alice in Wonderland eraser from Japan

Temarizushi Teamwork!

Recently, we held a delicious team building event, which saw the team at modeS4u working to create Temarizushi (Japanese rice balls) masterpieces! Divided into small groups, each group was tasked with creating and decorating 15 rice balls in all sorts of beautiful and funny ways with yummy ingredients such as seaweed, salmon, snapper and more, within 30 minutes. Leading this activity was Ms. Yuki of Yuki’s Table; she alongside head of modeS4U, Sandra, judged the many colorful designs. They ultimately decided upon the winning group, whose creations included rice balls with a cat face, vampire face and many other designs. After the event, everyone was then able to eat their scrumptious creations so really, we were all winners! Does this post make you hungry? Check out some fun rice bento accessories if you’d like to try making your own food masterpiece!

Ms. Yuki leads the challenge

Ms. Yuki leads the challenge

Everyone's hard at work!

Everyone’s hard at work!

The smell of the food was fantastic!

The smell of the food was fantastic!

Everyone was having a great time!

Everyone was having a great time!

Terrific teamwork!

Terrific teamwork!

Beautiful rice balls with floral designs

Beautiful rice balls with floral designs

Lovely display of gorgeous Temarizushi

Lovely display of gorgeous Temarizushi

Colorful and delicious!

Colorful and delicious!

Can you spot the vampire face?

Can you spot the vampire face?

All smiles!

All smiles!

Proud of their creations!

Proud of their creations!

We were looking forward to the eating part!

We were looking forward to the eating part!

A really fun team building experience

A really fun team building experience

First Hello Kitty Dim Sum Restaurant opens in Hong Kong

You all know there are Hello Kitty inspired cafes, but you will be surprised to hear you can now feast on amazingly cute looking dumplings, steamed buns and Chinese pastries in the world’s first Hello Kitty Dim Sum Restaurant in Hong Kong. We found many pictures on L.A. times online and culture blogs, showing that just like the little white cat, the traditional Southern Chinese dish has become increasingly popular around the world in recent years. In particular in Hong Kong the original dim sum houses are a weekly ritual family meal, usually taken on weekend mornings. For Hello Kitty fans and lovers of Asian cuisine alike, there could hardly be a better way to spend a Sunday morning than a table of delicious steamed buns and tea with friends and family. The only challenge remaining is, the food nearly looks too cute to eat.

Looking lovely. The first Hello Kitty Dim Sum restaurant opened in Hong Kong. picture from L.A. Times online

The first Hello Kitty Dim Sum restaurant opened in Hong Kong. picture from L.A. Times online

Deliciously cute. These Hello Kitty Steam buns. picture from kotaku.com

Deliciously cute. These Hello Kitty Steam buns. picture from kotaku.com

You can choose of a big variety of cute dishes.  picture from L.A. Times online

You can choose of a big variety of cute dishes. picture from L.A. Times online

Flavors of Asia. Hello Kitty blends amazingly well in. picture from ink361.com

Flavors of Asia. Hello Kitty blends amazingly well in. picture from ink361.com

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty brown donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

Hello Kitty brown donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

Super kawaii Mameshiba food

If you want to prepare food in the shape of characters, Mameshiba is the way to go. Mameshiba are a hybrid of beans and dogs and very popular characters in Japan. Their bean shape is quite easy and can be made with different food. We found a couple of great examples on different blogs:

Super cute Mameshiba bento by Hana Mama Obento

Super cute Mameshiba bento by Hana Mama Obento

By coloring rice balls you can easily make different Mameshiba characters like Cooking Gallery did

By coloring rice balls you can easily make different Mameshiba characters like Cooking Gallery did

Super cute Mameshiba Curry rice dish by naohaha's obento

Super cute Mameshiba Curry rice dish by naohaha’s obento

We found these adoarable Mameshiba macarons on the blog kawaii eats

We found these adoarable Mameshiba macarons on the blog kawaii eats

Mameshiba Dango pudding posted by hirorin0120 on SnapDish

Mameshiba Dango pudding posted by hirorin0120 on SnapDish

Pretty elaborate: Mameshiba coffee art by Nowtoo on onotakumode.com

Pretty elaborate: Mameshiba coffee art by Nowtoo on onotakumode.com

Mameshiba pancakes uploaded by rirunon on SnapDish

Mameshiba pancakes uploaded by rirunon on SnapDish

Super kawaii Mameshiba cake spotted on the blog Purapea

Super kawaii Mameshiba cake spotted on the blog Purapea

Beautiful Lantern Carnival for Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

We just celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival here in Hong Kong, a wonderful harvest festival with lots of beautiful lantern installations all around the city. In Victoria Park there is a Lantern Wonderland every year which is really huge and impressive. But we also spotted beautiful lanterns at the harbour front of Tsim Sha Tsui. The theme of the little exhibition was ‘Home Sweet home’ and depicted typical situations of family life in Hong Kong like having a BBQ, eating Dim Sum, reading out to the children etc.

The lantern exhibition at Victoria Park revolved around the topic of food in Hong Kong. There were lots of funny lanterns depicting the favourite snacks and dishes of Hong Kongers, but also other themes could be found like a little animal love zoo or the ‘Rising Moon’, which was the centerpiece of this year’s exhibition. It was 10 meters high and made from 7,000 recycled plastic bottles lit with LED lights

Lanterns at Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui showing rubber ducks and people having a bath

Lanterns at Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui showing rubber ducks and people having a bath

A family having a typical Chinese BBQ

A family having a typical Chinese BBQ

A super big lantern wishing good fortune at the Lantern Wonderland in Victoria Park

A super big lantern wishing good fortune at the Lantern Wonderland in Victoria Park

Beautiful Lanterns everywhere

Beautiful lanterns everywhere

Lanterns depicting fish balls - a super popular streetfood snack in Hong Kong

Lanterns depicting fish balls – a super popular street food snack in Hong Kong

A popular snack: Egg waffles in a paper bag

A popular snack: Egg waffles in a paper bag

Lots of lantern people gathered around a Chinese Hot Pot

Lots of lantern people gathered around a Chinese Hot Pot

The white lanterns are the famous buns of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival

The white lanterns are the famous buns of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Polar Bear Lanterns

Polar Bear Lanterns

A funny lion and elephant

A funny lion and elephant

Capricorn lanterns

Capricorn lanterns

A lantern girl holding a lantern for the Mid-Autumn festival

A lantern girl holding a lantern for the Mid-Autumn festival

kawaii bear lantern

kawaii popcorn bear lantern

the Rising Moon which is made from recycled plastic bottles

the Rising Moon which is made from recycled plastic bottles

The exhibition area is huge, there are pretty lights and lanterns everywhere

The exhibition area is huge, there are pretty lights and lanterns everywhere

Happy Thanksgiving with Hello Kitty

You might have seen this picture on our Facebook page or the Sanrio blog already, but as it is very suitable for today, we decided to post it again. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Enjoy the time with your family and lots of delicious food. But be careful not to eat the cute Hello Kitty turkey :-).

Happy Thanksgiving from modes4u and Hello Kitty

Happy Thanksgiving from modes4u and Hello Kitty

13 Days until Valentine’s Day

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So why not get something cute for the stomach? We start our Countdown for Valentine’s Day with a culinary gift suggestion – kind of. This hearty little Rilakkuma Bento Box might not be big enough to hold food for a complete candlelight dinner, but definitely for a love snack. Prepare your sweetheart’s favourite food, maybe even a creative Valentine’s Day bento or some romantic heart-shaped cookies and present them in this box. Don’t be afraid to get cheesy, isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is for? The Rilakkuma Bento Box will definitely get you in the right love mood.

red Rilakkuma Bento Box Lunch Box bears with hearts

red Rilakkuma Bento Box Lunch Box bears with hearts

Cute Hello Kitty Cup Noodles

Every now and then you see cute Hello Kitty food in the supermarkets of Hong Kong if there are special promotions or holidays. Then you’ll find Hello Kitty sweets, cookies or even whole food series like pasta or sauces. But now we discovered the little cat on an item that couldn’t be more typical for Hong Kong: Cup Noodles. Instant Noodles are sooo common and popular in Asia, every supermarket has large shelves with lots of different flavours and brands, every convenience store holds at least a small selection of instant noodles. And now we found cute Hello Kitty Noodles with soy sauce flavour. Do you think the noodles will be shaped like Hello Kitty? If we get some we’ll let you know.

what a nice sight in the instant noodle shelf of the supermarket

what a nice sight in the instant noodle shelf of the supermarket

cute Hello Kitty instant noodles

cute Hello Kitty instant noodles

this one has soy sauce flavour

this one has soy sauce flavour

A Unique Christmas Gift Idea for Gourmets

Food is a tasty thing and there are so many experts out there who are just perfect connoisseurs of food. What to give to them for Christmas to support them in their favourite leisure activity? Surprise them with something new!

Here is our unique Christmas gift idea for: gourmets

Amaze them with a  colourful selection of food erasers. Here you can combine all the different food styles of the world from Fast Food to Sushi, choose between dishes or groceries, whole sets or single pieces. Our cute erasers from Japan have bright colours and are amazingly true-to-detail. If used to erase or as a decorative element, they are a funny eye-catcher in any way.

hamburger eraser from Japan by Iwako

hamburger eraser from Japan by Iwako

Chinese noodle soup eraser from Japan by Iwako

Chinese noodle soup eraser from Japan by Iwako

Fried dumplings eraser from Japan by Iwako

Fried dumplings eraser from Japan by Iwako

Iwako erasers Bakery 6 pieces set

Iwako erasers Bakery 6 pieces set

Iwako erasers Fast Food Japan 6 pieces set

Iwako erasers Fast Food Japan 6 pieces set

blue parfait ice cream cup eraser Japan Iwako

blue parfait ice cream cup eraser Japan Iwako

pink cupcake eraser from Japan by Iwako

pink cupcake eraser from Japan by Iwako

Iwako erasers Sushi Japan 6 pieces set

Iwako erasers Sushi Japan 6 pieces set

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