Osaka's TOKOKURO serves up super-serious dishes that absolutely do not include underwear-shaped tofu.
TOKOKURO, located in Osaka's Hilton Plaza West, is gathering master chefs to cook up authentic Chinese cuisine in the name of Dragon Ball.
The upcoming Dragon Ball Cafe & Diner will be offering show- and character-themed dishes that both evoke imagery from the series and are high-quality Chinese fare. Guests are invited to try one-of-a-kind dishes like:
"Come Forth, Shenron!" Shrimp Spring Roll:
"Let's Get Married!" Hearty Special Plate (serves 2-3):
"Evil Containment Wave" Bang Bang Chicken Jarred Salad
Oolong's "Underwear Wish" Char Siu Ramen
Additionally, you can expect all the cute drink and dessert designs of other cafes:
Four-Star Dragon Ball Orange and Chocolate Mousse:
Fluffy Sunny Cloud Pancake:
Dragon Ball Tree:
Character Art Cappuccino:
And it wouldn't be a collab cafe without some limited-edition merch. So far, the following items have been revealed, with others likely to follow:
Camouflage Goku shirt, parka, and tote (from Capsule Corp):
Natural tone tote bag:
Bulma fluffy dress and headband:
Soft clear keychains:
Baseball jacket clips:
The Dragon Ball Diner & Cafe runs from December 8 to January 31 at Osaka's TOKOKURO. A second venue will open at Tokyo's Natural Cream Kitchen, running from January 15 - February 28. Select items from the shop will be available at KIDDY LAND in Osaka, Harajuku, and Kichijoji from December 8 - February 28.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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