sourced from Hong Kong Coconuts
When meeting new people, I'm often asked how I ended up in Hong Kong. I've answered this question so many times now that my response has become robotic as I rattle off something about a love of travel and increased career opportunities. These are both true but my interest in Asia really began with Hello Kitty.
I'm not quite sure when or how I first discovered this adorable, felinesque character (in case you missed this article she's a British girl named Kitty, not an actual cat), but it became an immediate obsession, I just couldn't get enough of her! Over the years, I collected a rather large collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia, including everything from lunchboxes and school supplies to Karaoke machines, toasters, and even Champagne glasses! For years, I insisted my bridesmaids would be wearing Hello Kitty dresses at my wedding, thankfully I grew out of that phase before I got married, much to their (and my husband's) relief.
I may have outgrown her, but old habits die hard. So when I heard a Hello Kitty dim sum restaurant had opened in Hong Kong, I couldn't resist checking it out.