Sep 2, 2014
| Posted in Cute Food
Today I would like to introduce you to a popular Youtube Channel called Mosogourmet. It’s run by a Japanese family of five that shares their favorite recipes. Some of the videos also display the ingredients in English, you can find those by clicking on the ‘read more’ button in the description. I’ve made a selection of the cutest recipes for you:
Inari animal hats with steamed carrots. This video doesn’t contain an English translation, but basically you’ll need tofu pouches (inari), sushi rice, nori, soup base, egg or cheese and large carrots. Tofu pouches can be bought ready-made at an (Asian) supermarket. The recipe also mentions lotus roots, but I don’t know if these are available outside of Japan.
Watermelon Danbo. A healthy edible version of the ever so cute Danboard, almost too precious to eat. I dare you to watch the video till the end ['A']
Hoppe Chan Baked Meringue. These Hoppe Chan treats will take you some time to decorate, but the outcome is super cute.
Strawberry Bears. This is such a sweet idea. Apparently some strawberries are bear-shaped which calls for a little modification (^(エ)^). I think that you can use icing, Greek yoghurt or white chocolate to decorate the strawberry with. And if you’ve got regular shaped strawberries, you might want to try out the strawberry men recipe.
Rilakkuma Mousse Cake. Mosogourmet used a Rilakkuma shaped bento box as a mold for the face, which is pretty smart. You can find the box at Modes4U and Strapya World. The recipe includes a sponge cake, coffee mouse, caramel glaze and chocolate for the face parts. This would be great for a birthday party of high tea!
Rugby Football Bear Biscuits. These cookies are so sweet, I like it how they hold the almonds. You can also make them hold M&Ms or other candies, as long as they’re suitable for baking.
Visit the Mosogourmet Youtube Channel for more recipes or keep an eye on their Facebook page.
Sep 1, 2014
| Posted in Cute Characters, Cute Events
You wouldn’t say it, but Hello Kitty will be turning 40 this fall. In Japan her anniversary has already been celebrated with events such as a hug-a-thon, a museum exhibition and special products. And soon she’ll be visiting Los Angeles during her birthday (November 1st) at the Hello Kitty Con!
The Hello Kitty Con is a four-day event and will offer interactive experiences for fans of all ages, including activities, art, exhibits, workshops, lectures, panels, sneak peeks, tattoos, food, fun and many more surprises!
Attendees will be treated to sneak peeks into upcoming projects and can find convention-only products at the pop-up shop. You can also buy rare Hello Kitty collectibles from the past at the Vintage Boutique. If you can’t make it to the Con and live in the USA, you might want to check Target. They will offer special Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary product collections, beginning September 14.
Hello Kitty in her earlier years, check out the official video if you’d like to see her complete history.
During last summer Hello Kitty took over Shibuya, where you could visit an art exhibition and buy limited edition character goods.
All Hello kitty wants for her birthday are hugs and Boobo & Boona gladly joined the hug-a-thon.
You can attend The Hello Kitty Con from October 30th to November 2nd 2014 at The Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles. Tickets and detailed event info are available at the official Hello Kitty Con website.