I guess you must have read about my early birthday celebrations with friends in Singapore at 1-Carmel. If you haven’t you can click here to read it. But my actual birthday was celebrated in Taiwan with my family.
Whether planned or incidentally, almost 80% of my actual birthday has been spent abroad. Sometimes with friends and sometimes out of necessity so I’m lucky this time that I had my family to spend it with me.
We took the metro to a surprise venue for my birthday lunch! And it was the Hello Kitty Sweets, a Hello Kitty themed restaurant! I’m sure I’ll get many requests for the address in Taipei so I’m putting it down here.
90 Da’An Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Ph: (02) 2711-1132
If you have a large number in your group or will be going down on a weekend it’ll be wise to make reservations first. I was told that you might have to wait for hours!
I may not be a Hello Kitty fanatic but I do love the cute adorable kitty and all the sweetness and girly tendencies that is associated with her. My sister was so excited that day she was almost hyperventilating! LOL… nah… I exaggerate but suffice to say she was way more excited then the birthday girl.
Before I even entered, I was already captivated by their beautiful range of desserts!
Visiting this official Sanrio approved restaurant for Hello Kitty fans is a must and you can be sure that there will be lots of photo taking involved =)
The whole 2 story restaurant is filled with all manners of Hello Kitty products! Ranging from deco to napkins, to crockery and food! In fact the place is totally infused and submerged in pink! I believe that all the men in the restaurant were there only because of their wives, girlfriends or children.
We were ushered off to the 2nd floor of this kawaii-mecca and after making orders and removing my trench, it was time to explore the place in detail.
A glass panel on the 1st floor allows you to see the chefs at work, churning out the pretty kitty themed cakes.
The waitresses uniform are as frilly and pink as to be expected in a Hello Kitty themed restaurant. I was told that they used to wear kitty ears but now they just wear ribbons on their hair instead.
My sis and I even took photos in the Hello Kitty themed wash room! LOL.
Back at the table to wait for the meal to start!
First up were the drinks.
I can’t remember whose fruit drink this was cause we all ordered different drinks. I know I had a chocolate milk shake with hello kitty face stenciled on it.
Next up was a pumpkin with cream sauce soup. Creamy and rich. We all had the same soup as it came as part of the set lunches we ordered.
Then, the main courses.
The next picture is actually a Hello Kitty burger and since we had to cut it eventually, we couldn’t resist stabbing it with the knife and adding some ketchup for blood. (Die-hard Hello Kitty fans must so want to kill me now!)
The last part of the set meal is the dessert and a serving of coffee or tea.
We ordered way more food then the pictures shows… everyone was snapping photos with their own camera that day so I didn’t take all the foods thinking that I could always get the pictures from them later. But then I came back and I forgot about it so the photos on my blog are the photos that were taken on my camera only. The desserts were the prettiest so I really should remember to get the photos from my parents.
After the meal, my sweet little sister decided to surprise me by ordering a little chocolate souffle for me so she could sing me a birthday song.
Unknown to all of us, my dad had secretly planned to surprise me with a Hello Kitty cake! Haha! So imagine my surprise when after my sister sang me my birthday song and I blew out the candle on this chocolate souffle, the staff presented me with my large Hello Kitty cake with the Happy Birthday song playing over the whole restaurant.
Once again my family sang Happy Birthday to me and I got to make another wish before blowing out the candles. I guess you can never be wished too many times! Other patrons of the restaurant must be wondering why I seem to have a never-ending birthday celebration!
We were all so stuffed from the meal that we could hardly eat anymore so we only had half the cake and brought back the 2nd half to the hotel so we could have it for supper.
Thank you to my dearest family for spending my 28th birthday with me. I feel really blessed. I have to say it was such a cute feeling to be like a little 5 year old having a theme party thrown for me by my parents… something I didn’t do as a kid because when my peers were having their McDonalds or My little Pony theme parties, my parents felt it frivolous. Somehow now that I’ve reached 28, they probably felt that I had earned enough experience in life to have a themed birthday and not risk growing up a brat.
I do have the video taken that day of my Hello Kitty themed birthday celebration below. You can only view the video at www.renzze.com =)