Hello Kitty Foodie Meets Chococat and Pompompurin!

Hello Kitty Foodie Meets Chococat and Pompompurin!

The collaboration between Sanrio and Plan Check Restaurant and Bar for Chococat and Pompompurin’s 20th anniversary is well underway.   Right before opening up the special menu offering to the public however; Sanrio had a special party and this Hello Kitty Foodie was so lucky to get to be a part of it.

Upon arriving at Plan Check Downtown, I was already in awe and amazement at seeing all the Chococat and Pompompurin love all around the restaurant.

Pompompurin was peeking out the window in pure excitement ;).

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Chococat similarly was eagerly awaiting guests.

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The two cuties were super excited for the Sanrio party and so was I ;).

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Walking in my excitement was at its peak because there was even more cuteness overload! Our favorite black cat and golden retriever was right up front  to welcome guests!

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Right next to our favorite Sanrio pals, was a wonderful assortment of food. Every delicious item from the special Pompompurin and Chococat menu was there.

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The night started off with trying the mac and cheese.

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This mac and cheese turned out to be one of my favorite items from the Pompompurin and Chococat set. The Americanized Dashi Cheese along with the Parmesan Reggiano brought such a creamy and cheesy texture to this. I also liked the addition of bread crumbs that gave a nice toasted texture to the dish.

The next item I got to try was the Togarashi Chips.

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The sliced yukon gold potato chips were perfectly crisp. The Togarashi seasoning gave a unique flavor.

I liked the mac and cheese and Togarashi chips. It was however the Pompompurin grilled sausage sandwich that I was most eager to try.

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I will admit I didn’t want to slice my sandwich. It was so cute and quite a sight. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that both the top bun and the bottom bun were special. (Hello Kitty Foodies, you need to turn around your sandwich to see the special surprise I saw ;).)

When I did finally get around to slicing the super cute sandwich and trying it, I was delighted with the mixture of flavors the sandwich offered. The house blended sausage together with the Kimchi slaw and kewpie cilantro mayonnaise was amazing. The sausage was tender and moist. The Kimchi slaw and kewpie cilantro mayonnaise brought a subtle sweetness that enhanced the sausage. It was so savory!

After all the savory eats, it was time for the sweets!

I first tried the vanilla cream soda with whipped cream.

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Topped with a kawaii image of Pompompurin this was the perfect pair to the Pompompurin sandwich. The vanilla cream soda was thick and almost like a milkshake. It was one sweet delight.

I ended my meal with the sweetest and cutest treat of all and that was the Chococat cookie.

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This sugar cookie definitely makes it on the top of my list of the cutest cookies I have ever seen. Not only was it sweet looking but it was sweet tasting as well. Aww Chococat this Hello Kitty Foodie loves you.

The fun didn’t end there however because all of us guests got the best surprise ever when Chococat and Pompompurin made an appearance! Our favorite Sanrio pals are not only cute but super friendly as well. Pompompurin even showed a couple of dance moves ;).

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It was truly one amazing night. I will surely wear my exclusive Plan Check x Pompompurin x Chococat hat with a smile.

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Thank you to Sanrio and Plan Check Kitchen and Bar for all the fun and memories.

To all my Hello Kitty Foodies, do check out the Plan Check x Pompompurin x Chococat promo that is going on from June 10 through July 10. You are sure to have lots of fun and leave with a smile just like me. 😉

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Hello Pompompurin and Chococat @ Plan Check Kitchen and Bar!

Hello Pompompurin and Chococat @ Plan Check Kitchen and Bar!

It’s time to once again and say hello to  Plan Check Kitchen and Bar! Once again the popular LA restaurant is partnering with Sanrio! After Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt in October of 2014 and their Gudetama  promo in October of 2015; Plan Check and Sanrio are now coming together to feature Pompompurin and Chococat.

It’s the two kawaii characters 20th anniversary this year! Who doesn’t love the cutie (and sleepy) golden retriever Pompompurin  and Chococat, the boy cat with a chocolate nose ;)?

Pompompurin   and Chococat are celebrating their anniversary with all of us foodies  as they party at each of the Plan Check Kitchen and Bar locations in the Fairfax, Sawtelle and Downtown LA.

To help celebrate their cuteness, Plan Check Kitchen and Bar has a special menu featuring Pompompurin and Chococat inspired dishes!

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As a starter they have a Mac & Cheese dish with Americanized dashi cheese, bread crumbs, and Parmigiano Reggiano.

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They also have crispy Togarashi Potato Chips as a an appetizer.

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Togarasi is a peppery Japanese condiment made of assortment of dried chil peppers. Plan Check has them sprinkled over some crispy potato chips for this event!

The main course consists of  a Pompompurin Grilled Sausage Sandwich.

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This sandwich featuring the face of Pompompurin is almost too cute to eat! It sure has a lot of deliciousness packed in with house blended sausage, kimchi slaw, and kewpie cilantro.

Chococat maybe a scatter brain at times but he is one sweet cat! Plan Check celebrates his sweetness with a cookie dedicated to him!

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The kawaii cookie will be served with vanilla ice cream.

Last but not least a Vanilla Cream Soda featuring the equally sweet Pompompurin ith whipped cream will be served!

This multi-course Plan Check  Pompompurin and Chococat menu will be available for $39 starting Friday, June 10 and running through Sunday, July 10! All guests ordering this special meal will get a limited edition co-branded cap featuring our favorite Sanrio golden retriever Pompompurin and black cat Chococat!

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Not only is this a cute event featuring two of our favorite Sanrio characters. This event will also honor Pet Appreciation Week which happens the first week of June! A portion of the sales from the meal  will be donated to L.A. Love & Leashes

Hello Kitty Foodie Meets err Eats Gudetama!

Hello Kitty Foodie Meets err Eats Gudetama!

I have a confession to make…I have a new crush. He’s not one you’d think would normally be my type. He’s lazy, unmotivated and always feels blah. Nevertheless he’s a cutie and he’s captured my heart. Who exactly is my new crush…well it’s no other than Gudetama, the lazy egg, Sanrio’s newest character!

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At the end of October, I happily wrote a post about the upcoming collaboration between Plan Check Kitchen and Bar and Sanrio where Plan Check would be offering a special menu featuring Gudetama. Ever since I wrote that blog post, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day I would get to try this special menu featuring the oh so cute Gudetama. I fully intended to eat my crush up! Haha.

The happy day finally came recently when I visited Plan Check Kitchen and Bar Downtown.

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Just walking up to the restaurant I saw a lot of Gudetama love!

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The lazy egg definitely took over Plan Check. He was everywhere!

I saw Gudetama just lying around (He’s probably contemplating his fate of being eaten by his many fans! Haha!)

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I saw him cracking jokes! (He’s probably trying to make the best of his fate of being eaten by laughing! It’s always better to laugh than cry!) 😜

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I even saw good ol’ Gudetama inside the restaurant watching all his fans who came to eat him! 😉

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I apparently am not the only one with a crush on this lazy egg because there sure were a lot of people at Plan Check Kitchen and Bar ordering the specially developed Gudetama-inspired menu.

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I was all decked out in Hello Kitty gear that day but the server knew instantly that I was there for Gudetama and she quickly took my order.

Soon enough I was presented the first egg-licious delight via a orange-ginger egg cream soda.

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On top of this drink is white foam that is made from egg whites. The color of the soda is nice sunny color that looks like yolk. This is a drink that ginger fans would enjoy because I tasted the hint of ginger right from the start. The orange gives a nice citrus flavor that balances out the ginger but ginger is definitely what is prominent in this drink. It is different and unique, just like Gudetama!

The next item that was the served was the appetizer for this multi-course meal. The starter consists of crispy blanket egg, soy sauce egg, spicy pork belly sausage and miso aioli.

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I loved this appetizer right from the start. The golden brown panko crust on the outside was perfectly crisp! The miso aioli was all around.

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Slicing into it, I could just hear the crunch! Once sliced, I loved the layers of egg and spicy pork belly sausage. This dish is supposed to represent Gudetama, sleeping in a crispy warm blanket. Sorry to disturb your sleep, Gudetama but I was hungry and you were too delicious not to eat up! 😉

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Next up after the starter is the main course consisting of two beef sliders with sunny fried quail egg, cheese two ways, bacon two ways, ketchup leather and hot sauce.

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These sliders have to be the cutest sliders I have ever seen. The sunny fried quail egg has Gudetama’s face.

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I’m going to admit, I was a little sad staring at that face. It was almost as if Gudetama was saying “Don’t eat me, I am your cutie crush.”

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I felt a slight sadness slicing into my slider (and gasp saying goodbye to my egg friend) but my sadness was soon surpassed with delight because the sliders were delicious. Plan Check is famous for their burgers and these sliders is a good indication of why. The meat in the sliders were prepared just right. The beef was perfectly cooked and the bacon was crispy. The cheese and ketchup leather brought lots of flavor. There was hot sauce but the spice was subtle. These sliders were very fulfilling.

Last but definitely not least to this multi-course meal was the dessert. The dessert set consisted of chocolate custard pudding and an apricot thumbprint cookie.

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The apricot thumbprint cookie looks like a Gudetama over easy egg. This cute egg looking cookie was my favorite of the two desserts. It had a nice shortbread flavor and the apricot in the middle was a sweet touch.

The chocolate pudding though was not far behind this cookie in terms of making an impression on me. I simply adored the Gudetama design on top. It reminded me of coffee foam art. I found myself actually going around the design and eating around the corners first. Any one who loves chocolate will like this because the pudding was full of rich chocolate creaminess.

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It was truly a pleasure for this Hello Kitty Foodie to meet err eat Gudetama! Gudetama makes me smile and this lazy egg will always be in my heart err on my sleeve (since my my meal came with an exclusive Gudetama Plan Check t-shirt).

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For more smiles, please see my recent Yelp review on Plan Check Kitchen and Bar.

Hello Gudetama @ Plan Check Kitchen and Bar!

Hello Gudetama @ Plan Check Kitchen and Bar!

Just last week as I was out in LA, I saw a bright yellow ad! What could that ad be, I thought to myself? Upon closer look, it was to much delight that I discovered it was an ad for Gudetama! Gudetama, is Sanrio’s cute lazy egg character! I should have known that sighting of the lazy egg that night was a sign of egg-cellent things to come…..

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Perhaps seeing that ad hat night was indeed a sign because sure enough, there is some egg-cllent and egg-citing things coming to LA!

Last Fall Plan Check Kitchen + Bar was one of the restaurants part of Hello Kitty Hungry Hunt. This year Plan Check is once again partnering with Sanrio to bring LA’s Hello Kitty foodies something to smile about. Plan Check and Sanrio have come together for a special promotion featuring Gudetama, the lazy egg.

During the Hello Kitty Hungry Hunt, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar offered a Hello Kitty bento box. This year for their Gudetama special, they are offering once again one yummy and cute meal!

Inspired by the lazy egg,  Executive Chef Ernesto Uchimura has come up with menu featuring a variety of egg dishes. It will be multi-course menu. First course includes a crispy blanket egg, soy sauce egg, spicy pork belly sausage and miso aioli. This will than followed by Gudetama sliders; two beef sliders that will be topped with a sunny fried quail egg, cheese, bacon, ketchup  and hot sauce. Last but definitely not least are some sweet treats consisting of a chocolate custard pudding, an apricot thumbprint cookie and an orange-ginger egg cream soda.

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Not only will Hello Kitty Foodies get to eat a egg-licious meal, they will also get a sweet treat with their meal. The meal will come with a limited edition Gudetama t-shirt.

Some lucky foodies, may even get a surprise during their visit! Gudetama will be making special restaurant appearances throughout the month.

The multi-course Gudetama x Plan Check menu will be available for $39. This special will start October 30 and run through November 29th, Gudetama will take over all three locations of Plan Check Kitchen + Bar in the Fairfax, Sawtelle, and Downtown neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Being a foodie, I love Gudetama! Eggs go well with anything! Whether sunny side up, scrambled or boiled, eggs are egg-cellent and delightful! I am super egg-cited for this promo! The Plan Check Kitchen and Bar Gudetama special will be sure to bring many smiles! (A lazy egg in your food and a smile on your face is coming!) ☺️🍳

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