Had a very busy saturday.
collected sundown, went to Japan Matsuri @ Esplanade & left in 5mins cos of the atrocious queue and heat, head to IRODORI for japanese buffet to satisfy our japanese food urge, went to Kallang for a midnight bowling to burn some calories before we head for the main event - HELLO KITTY CAFE!! (no. i lied. it wasn't our main event. we just decided it out of a spur moment)
the newly opened HELLO KITTY CAFE http://www.hellokittyorchidgarden.com/
* i had not accessed the website or read any blogs. only thing i read was the long queue on the opening day on news site.so things i post here is purely based on my noob experience*
took over the TCC shop front at Terminal 3 arrival hall.
the highly raved cafe was on news headline for its opening and we did not expect ourselves to join in the craze because none of us are Hello Kitty fans (despite i joined 2 years of HELLO KITTY run for fun)
The queue at 12.30am. we sat at 2am.
as usual. 2 pax is jus nice to queue. because they have a row of table just nice for two - by the queue.
so chances of you and your partner/ friend being able to jump queue is fairly high.
however the row of table is jus by the queue. hope you have high endurances towards stareS if you sit there.
the decor around the cafe.
in case anyone has the same query as my friend who asked "WHERE ARE THE ORCHIDS!?"
PLEASE LOOK UP TO THE CEILING *face palm*
the only Hello Kitty "mascot" which you can take photos with.
my friend was totally "TAT ONE ONLY!?" yeah~ JUS TIS ONE ONLY
this is not moomin cafe in japan where they have many mascot to accompany you to eat. LOL if so, i probably have to queue 6hrs already.
there are seats with white ceramic tables. some are against sofa seats while some with the wooden seats that comes a hello kitty ribbon back rest as seen below.
i guess we got a "garden" seat. below our transparent glass table. there is "plantation"
as of now, it is still very much a pretty sight to look at.
but it probably hinders anyone who want to flirt below the table because you unfortunately cannot stretch across the table.
Hidden Standees among the greens
so basically they do have A MIDNIGHT MENU. *TA~DA!*
aka i shld find one fine day when i am very free and have the mood to queue for normal menu?
we ordered the HOLA NACHOS (because it was very popular items which we monitored during the queue *eh hem* yes~ the couple seats by the queue)
and the BIG BREAKFAST SURPRISE (which is waffles)i told my friend "'let's order the big breakfast surprise"
friend "which one"
me" the waffles one"
friend ask me "which one again"
me"big breakfast surprise"
friend "which one"
me" the waffles!"
apparently, mistakening BIG BREAKFAST SURPRISE as ALL DAY BREAKFAST the header. NAMING IS IMPORTANT.
the NACHOS really is good.
is not thick like usual nachos.
this is of jus nice thickness and crispy. abit like FRIED WANTON SKIN
tops with cherry tomato, olive slices, and PARMESAN CHEESE!!
SO CUTE!! the nacho imprinted with HELLO KITTY.
tis is JUS ONE PC of NACHO with HELLO KITTY.
the rest of the nachos. NO HELLO KITTY.
i mus praise the parmesan cheese dip.
how many times did we felt agonized that the food is so NIAO with the cheese sauce,
not for tis. THEY GIVE YOU A DIP IN ADDITION!
Pour all you want! as long as your friend dun kill you for hogging the cheese dip.
the confusing BIG BREAKFAST SURPRISE.
the waffle in hello kitty shape vs waffle topped with SMOKE DUCK + SCRAMBLED EGG + SAUTEED MUSHROOMS
(spare me with the difference of hotcakes, pancakes and waffles)
in simplified terms
the hello kitty waffle was a hard kind, crisp outer with fluffly inner
while the square waffle IS ALL SOFT and fluffy. (like Mcdonald's hotcakes. Get it?) it definately goes well with all the salted toppings.
The CAPPUCCINO comes a latte art. (FYI, the latte art is free in case anyone wonders)
this is T3 coffee blend.
aka BLACK COFFEE.
the coffee comes with HELLO KITTY SHAPED shortbread with a cute coaster. *Yummy!! i am a sucker for butter cookies*
the dessert counter.
some of the cakes has hello kitty characteristics.
gelato and soft serve frozen yogurt.
no hello kitty shaped yogurt but there is hello kitty print paper cup i guess.
meanwhile I wan to mention something that is worth to try the next trip.
happen to have a glimpse of the drinks preparation.
usually tea drinks are made from ready made tea bags.
however I saw that the tea filling here was packed into mash tea bags manually and prepared fresh for each order.
being a sucker for flower/ fruit tea, i will wan to be back to verify this. afterall, at 3am~ my brain is near dead after all the makan.
QUEUE AT 3am on Saturday night.
if you are having isomia and/or feeling energetic in e middle of night. no harm to come and join the queue.
afterall. singaporeans in general LOVE TO QUEUE.
(P.S: to be honest. we singaporean are not the only one who love to queue in the world. REALLY.)