Okonomiyaki Chain Lets Customers Eat Their Own Gudetama Dishes
posted on by Bamboo Dong
Sanrio's strangely adorable mascot Gudetama has amassed a large following in Japan, with a plethora of character goods, animated shorts, prepackaged conbini snacks, and even a pop-up cafe. Now hungry diners can lap up his chronically dejected face on top of freshly prepared okonomiyaki at Dohtonbori, a Japanese chain restaurant that specializes in the dish.
The special menu, which is being offered until mid-June, lets diners choose from okonomiyaki, monjayaki with scrambled eggs and a bacon blanket, stir-fried udon noodles mixed with raw egg, and a beef tendon rice bowl. Since the food is assembled at the table by the customer, it allows for a variety of customizations.
In order to recreate that precious look of ennui, customers must apply an edible sticker on top of the egg yolk.
Each set also comes with a small Gudetama towel; the purchase of two sets comes with a Gudetama tote bag.
Sadly, not all of us can make it to Japan before the campaign closes. Luckily, there are a number of blogs online that show hungry fans how to make their own Gudetama food items, like Sparkle Side Up, which has step-by-step instructions for vanilla milk pudding, lemony chocolates, and pancakes.
Sparkle Side Up
For Gudetama on the go, Bento, Monsters has tips for a Gudetama bento lunch.
Junior can get in on the fun, too, with Gudetama baby food ideas from Cheeserland.
Have you made your own Gudetama food? Let us know in the forums!