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

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

Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibition in Hong Kong

There is another super cool Hello Kitty exhibition in Hong Kong at the moment. Windsor House shopping mall in Causeway Bay opened the Windsor House x Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary exhibition at the beginning of April. Unfortunately we can’t visit this event ourselves, but we spotted some great pictures on U-Tavel Hong Kong, where you can also find more impressions. Go on a journey through time and see how Hello Kitty developed over the decades. Super kawaii.

The original Hello Kitty design from 1974, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The original Hello Kitty design from 1974, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty as a fairy, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty as a fairy, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Strawberry Hello Kitty from 2012, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Strawberry Hello Kitty from 2012, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty in airplane, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty in airplane, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty babies from 1993, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty babies from 1993, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition in Hong Kong mall apm

In the Hong Kong shopping mall apm we found a cool exhibition combining a Hong Kong character with Chinese tradition. In the apm x Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition the Hong Kong character Panda-a-Panda and his friends – a bunny and a lion – become beautiful lanterns. Clearly this theme is inspired by the Mid-Autumn festival, which we just celebrated here and which is all about lanterns (check our our Mid-Autumn Festival blog post). We totally like it, the choice of colours and patterns of the lanterns looks really pretty.

The lovely apm x Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition in Hong Kong

The lovely apm x Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition in Hong Kong

The Panda-o-Panda panda bear is the star of the promotion in the shopping mall apm

The Panda-o-Panda panda bear is the star of the promotion in the shopping mall apm

Panda-o-Panda's friend the bunny became a lantern too

Panda-o-Panda’s friend the bunny became a lantern too

We rellay liked the patterns on the lanterns, there was so much to discover

We really liked the patterns on the lanterns, there was so much to discover

Thid is Panda-a-Panda's friend the lion

This is Panda-a-Panda’s friend the lion

People are taking their pictures with the Panda-a-Panda lanterns

People are taking their pictures with the Panda-a-Panda lanterns

Mini Panda-a-Pandas in bright green and blue

Mini Panda-a-Pandas in bright green and blue

The exhibition area from a distance

The exhibition area from a distance

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

Funny Despicable Me exhibition in Hong Kong

This exhibition already ended a couple of days ago, still we wanted to show you some pictures. Hong Kong is totally crazy about the Minions from the movie Despicable Me, so when Despicable Me 2 started there were promotions with the funny yellow creatures all around. In the shopping mall Maritime Square there was a huge exhibition dedicated to the Minions with lots of funny Minions figures and inflatable Minion installations.

The poster for the funny Dispicible Me exhibition in Hong Kong

The poster for the funny Despicable Me exhibition in Hong Kong

There were funny Minion figures everywhere

There were funny Minion figures everywhere

A super big inflatable Minion

A super big inflatable Minion

We love the bright yellow color of the Minions

We love the bright yellow color of the Minions

The exhibition area from above

The exhibition area from above

Hello Kitty back to 1960s exhibition in Hong Kong

The shopping centre Langham Place in Hong Kong started another super kawaii Hello Kitty exhibition. In Hello Kitty back to 1960s x Langham Place Hello Kitty and her friends discover the 1960s of Hong Kong and tour around some major landmarks. It’s a super cool concept as it shows the cute cat with lots of traditional pieces of Chinese culture. Of course the people in Hong Kong go crazy about it, as it shows famous landmarks of their city like the Lion Rock Tunnel, Star Ferry Pier and The Clock Tower.

What is your favourite part of this exhibition?

A great overview of the Hello Kitty exhibition area - photo provided by Langham Place

A great overview of the Hello Kitty exhibition area – photo provided by Langham Place

Hello Kitty selling traditional Dim Sum

Hello Kitty selling traditional Dim Sum

We want those super cute Hello Kitty dumplings

We want those super cute Hello Kitty dumplings

A kawaii Hello Kitty Hong Kong ferry

A kawaii Hello Kitty Hong Kong ferry

Dear Daniel is working at the ferry terminal

Dear Daniel is working at the ferry terminal

Dear Daniel in a classic car from the 1960s

Dear Daniel in a classic car from the 1960s

Hello Kitty Lion Rock and an old traditional supermarket underneath

Hello Kitty Lion Rock and an old traditional supermarket underneath

Hello Kitty Cantonese Opera

Hello Kitty Cantonese Opera

A little girl posing with Hello Kitty in a photo studio. Family portraits are a huge thing in Chinese culture

A little girl posing with Hello Kitty in a photo studio. Family portraits are a huge thing in Chinese culture

Dear Daniel is taking the picture

Dear Daniel is taking the picture

A huge Hello Kitty airplane

A huge Hello Kitty airplane

Hello Kitty as a flight attendant from the 1960s

Hello Kitty as a flight attendant from the 1960s

People can sit in the rickshaw and get their photo taken

People can sit in the rickshaw and get their photo taken

A traditional Hong Kong pawn shop in Hello Kitty design

A traditional Hong Kong pawn shop in Hello Kitty design

A snack booth from the 60s with noodle soups

A snack booth from the 60s with noodle soups

The Hello Kitty railway station in Hong Kong with the famous Clock Tower

The Hello Kitty railway station in Hong Kong with the famous Clock Tower

Hello Kitty as a nice lady from the 60s

Hello Kitty as a nice lady from the 60s

The Hello Kitty tram

The Hello Kitty tram

Dear Daniel sells tickets for the tram

Dear Daniel sells tickets for the tram

Cute Moomin exhibition in Hong Kong

Do you know the Moomins? They are the cute main characters of a Scandinavian book and comic series and currently the heroes of a promotion in the Hong Kong shopping mall The One. In The One x Moomin Summer Train Journey there are lots of cute photo opportunities revolving around the white hippos and the other main characters. As usual people in Hong Kong go crazy about everything cute they can take a picture with, so no matter when you pass the exhibition, there will always be plenty of people.

The train design is really adorable and quite lavish. We think it creates a cute cozy atmosphere and totally enjoyed looking at all the details on that train.

The cute Moomin locomotive of The One x Moomin Summer Train Journey

The cute Moomin locomotive of The One x Moomin Summer Train Journey

The super cute train with lots of details to discover

The super cute train with lots of details to discover

People loved to get their picture taken with the cute Moomin hippos

People loved to get their picture taken with the cute Moomin hippos

The character Snufkin from the Moomins

The character Snufkin from the Moomins

One of the cute hippos standing at the back of the train

One of the cute hippos standing at the back of the train

Cute Little My standing on a suitcase

Cute Little My standing on a suitcase

Lovely details - just look at all those Moomin pictures on the wall

Lovely details – just look at all those Moomin pictures on the wall

We caught the Moominpappa laying in bed

We caught the Moominpappa laying in bed

The funny Hattifatteners

The funny Hattifatteners

A cute trunk bench in Moomin design

A cute trunk bench in Moomin design

The entrance door of the shopping Mall The One in Moomin design

The entrance door of the shopping Mall The One in Moomin design

Aloha Rilakkuma promotion at Hong Kong Chinese soup shop

The Aloha Rilakkuma collection is the perfect summer companion as it puts you in a sunny mood. The food chain Hung Fook Tong that specializes in Chinese soups now has a special summer Rilakkuma promotion with this collection. The local Hong Kong store offers special membership value cards in cute Rilakkuma Hawaii designs. The cards and charms have a certain money value on them, so you can use them to pay your purchases and recharge them once they are empty.

You can also buy exclusive Aloha Rilakkum items like tumblers, cups, umbrellas and tote bags with the cute Rilakkuma bear when purchasing from the Hung Fook Tong shops. On a special website there are also provide useful summer health tips in a special Rilakkuma design. Some are related to food, e.g. they recommend Chinese herbal tea, fruits and melons to help moisturizing dryness and cooling down the body. Some are related to everyday life, for example to wear loose, white clothes during summer or rather open the windows for ventilation instead of fans and air-cons.

Rilakkuma x Hung Fook Tong Aloha promotion in Hong Kong

Rilakkuma x Hung Fook Tong Aloha promotion in Hong Kong

You can buy special Aloha Rilakkuma money value cards

You can buy special Aloha Rilakkuma money value cards

These Rilakkuma items in Hawaii style are really adorable

These Rilakkuma items in Hawaii style are really adorable

 

Summer heath tips for Hong Kong

Summer heath tips for Hong Kong

The first modes4u wedding

Summertime is wedding time all around the world – also at modes4u. Our team member Maggie just got married and invited the whole team to join the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom picked a lovely little church in Hong Kong for the wedding, which looked very much like an ancient European church with stucco on the ceilings and colourful mosaic windows. That it was not that old was revealed by the fact that there were integrated monitors in those parts where you couldn’t see the altar very well and got a video feed of what is happening. A very convenient feature.

The church was packed with friends and family of the couple who enjoyed the fairy tale like wedding. Of course the bride looked stunning in her beautiful wedding dress as did the groom in his tuxedo. The ceremony was held in Cantonese and was very touching – even for our team members who didn’t understand the language. As wedding photos are very important in Hong Kong there were many photographers and of course all the guests also took lots of pictures.

It was a really beautiful wedding and we enjoyed it very much. Congratulations to Maggie & Kenneth from the whole team!

The beautiful bride and groom on their wedding day

The beautiful bride and groom on their wedding day

It was a lovely and romantic ceremony

It was a lovely and romantic ceremony

The newlyweds leaving the church after the ceremony

The newlyweds leaving the packed church after the ceremony

Of course the bride threw the bridal bouquet

Of course the bride threw the bridal bouquet

The lovely church before all the guests arrived

The lovely church before all the guests arrived

The church looked beautiful with the traditional window decorations

The church looked beautiful with the traditional window decorations

If you were sitting on the sides and did not have a good view there were monitors with video transmission

If you were sitting on the sides and did not have a good view there were monitors with video transmission