HELLO KITTY OR­CHID GAR­DEN

Food and Travel (Singapore) - - New Bites -

The world’s first 24-hour Hello Kitty themed café has fi­nally landed on our shores. Opened in May this year at Changi Air­port Ter­mi­nal 3, the café of­fers an ex­ten­sive menu of de­lec­ta­ble food and bev­er­ages served in a whim­si­cal flo­ral par­adise set­ting.

For those who have vis­ited other Hello Kitty cafes around the world, they’ll know that ev­ery Hello Kitty cafe fea­tures a dif­fer­ent theme, and the one in Sin­ga­pore – Hello Kitty Or­chid Gar­den – has been spe­cially de­signed to em­u­late the coun­try’s ‘gar­den city’ vibe, fus­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the na­tional flower – the or­chid – with the beloved char­ac­ter’s sig­na­ture kawaii flair for a uniquely Sin­ga­porean aes­thetic.

Apart from mak­ing the café look out­stand­ing with a gor­geous colour pal­ette of pur­ple, green and white with wood ac­cents, as well as with wrought iron swing seats and 3D life-sized fig­ures of Hello Kitty in spe­cially des­ig­nated photo spots, much at­ten­tion has also been paid to the food. Fea­tur­ing lo­cal and Asian in­flu­ences, the menu com­prises a good se­lec­tion of all-day break­fast de­lights, hearty mains, shar­ing dishes, and an ir­re­sistible ar­ray of kitty-fied desserts. Some of the high­lights here in­clude the Hola Na­chos! (S$15.90) con­sist­ing flaky fried tor­tilla chips jazzed up with shaved parme­san, jalapenos, olives, onions, tomato salsa and lash­ings of a lus­cious ched­dar cheese sauce, as well as the En­chanted For­est (S$17.90) com­pris­ing suc­cu­lent prawns, av­o­cado, gooey ched­dar, caramelised onions and wasabi sesame may­on­naise sand­wiched be­tween the folds of a toasted tor­tilla shell. For desserts, din­ers can ex­pect to be spoilt for choice with a daily se­lec­tion of sliced cakes and tarts, soft serve frozen yo­ghurt, and eight flavours of ge­lato.

Be­fore you leave, you can also take home a me­mento from the retail cor­ner, where Sin­ga­pore-ex­clu­sive mer­chan­dise will be launched sea­son­ally. Some of the items on of­fer in­clude a range of custom Hello Kitty-in­spired tea blends, plush toys fash­ioned to re­sem­ble the Hello Kitty Sin­ga­pore mas­cot, grow-it-your­self plants kits, and post­cards.

#01-22, Ar­rival Hall Cen­tral, Ter­mi­nal 3, Sin­ga­pore Changi Air­port www.hel­lokit­ty­orchidgar­den.com

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