Sure, Japan has tons of Hello Kitty inspired dining. However, Hong Kong will have the first official Hello Kitty Dim Sum joint. After tedious negotiations with parent company Sanrio, a Chinese restauranteur Man Kwong received permission to use the adorable cartoon cat’s likeness in his dim sum dishes.
Each dish had to be approved by Sanrio before even being considered for the menu. It took an entire year of back-and-forth between the restaurant and the executives approving all 37 menu items.
The dim sum dishes include adorable white, pink and black dumplings, steamed meats shaped like the iconic feline and many other Sanrio-themed dishes.
The restaurant is set to open its doors in Hong Kong on June 1.
Photo: Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine