Typical, you wait all year for a Hello Kitty popup and then two come along at once. In addition to the one over at Westfield London at Japan Centre Ichiba, Tombo Japanese Café and Matcha Bar in Fitzrovia, has just launched a four-month Sanrio pop-up experience featuring Hello Kitty and friends. Both are celebrating the character's 45th Anniversary this month.
Starting the day at Tombo there will be three brunch set menus: Hello Kitty Continental Set with a Hello Kitty strawberry doughnut, plus Sanrio yogurt granola and berry compote and Matcha chocolate drizzled croissant with raspberry crystals. There's a Gudetama Western Brunch Set with a Gudetama fried egg, bacon blanket, baked beans, plus Japanese slaw, toast and a Sanrio forest fruit yogurt pot. And the big one is the Gudetama Japanese Brunch Set comprising miso marinated salmon with black and white rice, Japanese omelette, pickles, hijiki seaweed and miso soup.
They've gone all out with other dishes too including:
- Badtz-Maru Ramen - black sesame seafood broth with black pudding, bamboo shoots and wakame
- Gudetama Udon - udon noodle soup with poached egg, inari tofu blanket, tempura crumbs and wakame seaweed
- Pom Pom Purin Curry - yellow rice with homemade curry sauce and vegetables, with the option to add Chicken or Pumpkin Katsu
- Hello Kitty Garden Poké Set - black and white sushi rice with salmon sashimi or fried tofu, sesame soy, Hello Kitty vegetables, edible flowers, crispy shallots and miso soup.
More about Tombo
Where is it? 4 Windmill St, London W1T 2HZ
When? Available now
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