Tuesday, March 18, 2008

new in town/desserts: HELLO KITTY SWEETS



updated 3/2011

Hello Kitty Sweets
No. 90, Da An Road, Sec. 1
(near intersection of Da An Road and Zhong Xiao E Road, Sec 4)

MRT: Zhong Xiao/FuXing

(02) 2711-1132

website: sanrio.com.tw Chinese only

hours: Sun- Thurs 11:30 AM - 10 PM; Fri- Sat 11:30 AM - 11 PM

$-$$



I forgot how I first stumbled upon hellokittyhell.com ages ago, but its writer constantly makes me laugh with the hatred/overload/humor of Hello Kitty related products that his wife (and most of his site's fans), but he cannot stand. From the crazy Hello Kitty shaped gold fillings or shaped hard boiled eggs, to weird Hello Kitty masked clad lingerie women and tattoos, he shares things that he finds out about (though not from where with great determination) that scare him or more usually that his wife MUST HAVE that makes his life a Hello Kitty Hell.



Anyways, I remembered reading about this Hello Kitty Sweets shop opening a few months ago and have recently been getting a lot of hits from people looking for it.

So I decided to do some research and do a little news post. Though I haven't had the chance to go there yet, I've passed by it (it's near the Zhong Xiao/Da An Road intersection) in the alley around the corner from Bistro 98 and not too far from Sogo. It is seriously hardcore from the decor to the jewel encrusted napkin holders to the desserts and table settings. Don't know if it even tastes good, but I suppose it's a must-see for Hello Kitty fans who are in Taipei. The last time I had Hello Kitty desserts was at (and now closed) Hello Kitty dessert place in the Xinyi Eslite building.



So if you've been looking for it, here is the address and phone number! Let me know if you've gone or how it was and if you have to wait to eat there! I'll try to make my way there eventually.

pics from hellokittysweets.com.tw website

11 comments:

Cait said...

hi. keep yourself up to date with the
development of the Hello Kitty Online MMORPG by checking out this
development blog:

hello kitty blog

it'll have all the hottest news about HKO!

hello beebs! said...

this place is awesome! i'm about to head to taipei again for a while and this is probably of the first places i'll check out :) thanks for blogging on it, since i hadn't heard much about it. also, your previous post about the sheng jian bao... that place is really yummy, but i agree about the too-thick dough part.

joanh said...

cait: thanks for the heads up... i am not sure if I am THAT hardcore. :)

hello beebs: cool!! please let me know how it goes.. yeah, the bao to dough ratio is a delicate balance, huh? :)

Anonymous said...

I just went to this place tonight. They require everyone to purchase at least one cake and one drink during night time. Honestly, the place and food look very cute! The cakes and drinks don't taste good at all for the price. A cake is around NTD$100~$280 and a drink is around NTD$180~250. Their waitresses are not friendly at all and they give you the impression that they don't care about their job. They started cleaning around us about 30 minutes before they close and it is not at all the kind of experience I looked forward to. I'd say it's a nice place to go for the decor, not the food and service.

Zoe said...

I went to the store over my vacation back to Taiwan this summer. The restaurant is very cute and covered with Hello Kitty, but the service is sort of bad and the food is not worth the expensive price. I went for lunch and the menu with main dishes were all mainly seafood. A meal ranged from 400-500 NT and included a main course (you choose), soup (it's like creamy corn soup), dessert (it's already set), and a drink (there are only certain ones you can have). I think that you should go to the restaurant once if you like hello kitty or have someone in the family who does, but only once. The food is expensive compared to the quality of the food, and the service from the waitresses is not that great. You can take pictures, though.

Brian Webb said...

I took my wife & kids there for this past Valentines Day.

They enjoyed it immensely.

I played with my iPod Touch the whole time. :D

My Thoughts: http://www.photojazz.ws/2009/02/hello-kitty-sweets-restaurant-taipei-in-taipei

30 SOMETHING AND HELLO KITTY said...

I have been looking to buy some of the merchandise from the Hello Kitty Sweets Cafe but no one is selling. Do you know how I can get something from there? I am in the USA!! WILL PAY FOR SOMEONES TIME TOO. :)

dessertobsessed said...

i FINALLY got around to posting about this place on my blog! LOVE it!!

http://dessertobsessed.wordpress.com/2009/05/27/one-life-goal-fulfilled-hello-kitty-sweets/

shelbybaby said...

hey there joanh!! much thanks on your very informative blog especially this entry on hello kitty sweets! i really enjoyed myself immensely. taipei's brilliant... especially their hello kitty features :) also a big fan of hello hitty hell... i do wonder to myself how is it that a non-fan actually knows more about hello kitty than a fan ;) ? anyways... will peruse around your site more often, who knows i might actually get to go to taipei again sometime soon.

http://shelbybaby.blogspot.com/2009/10/taipei-touch-my-heart-part-01.html

joanh said...

hi everyone! thanks for sharing all your experience and links to your blogs.. i still haven't been, but definitely want to blog about it eventually. i also spotted a dessert only branch of Hello Kitty Sweets at one of the new malls. will have to return to do a full write up!

iceprinxess said...

Was just at this cute cafe sometime back. ^^ It was a fun experience and the photos are bringing back some nice memories!

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