Some people dream about making a trip around the world, others wish to see the seven wonders of the world, other want to see all the art of the great masters. I dream of going to Japan one day, Tokyo most likely. I want to dine or lunch at the Pokémon Café and shop my Mudbray (Arse Pokémon) off in the pokémon center. Unfortunately since my health prevents me from proper employment in most branches, it may be just a dream. It is a nice dream to talk about though.
Mew’s Fluffy Marshmallow Drink
While doing my research for this post I literally upset my own heart. I made it flutter so hard by cuteness overload I had to take a minute to calm myself. I am THAT excited for these kind of things. I imagine this must be how a normal girl feels when she looks at Chris Hemsworth. I feel like I am looking at a Magikarp using splash! Nothing Happens. Some people can stare at the Mona Lisa for hours and question the emotion on her face her feelings .. the brushwork blahblahblah. I look at things like that and be like… saw it in that movie.. nice that I saw the real one.. but it looks the same to me. Nice story to tell , moving on. This process takes me about thirty seconds to a minute. Sure it’s impressive but so is the floor in the Louvre. So is the cleanliness in Disneyland, you don’t see us fawning over that. I do not get excited because ‘I need to be’. When Robert Downey Junior is close to me, I’ll get just as scared as normal humans do. I’d might not even take a picture with him.. it’s just a person. It’s cool if you take a photo with him because people know him!’ Well I took a picture of me with a coca cola bottle in the background that’s more famous than Robert Downey Junior.. and that wasn’t impressive. I like what I like and I don’t have to go crazy over the common thought.
However I was looking through the official website of the pokémon café for this website and I moaned and squeed and went Oh YES, loudly. My tiny neighbour must have believed I had the best carnal encounter in years. Truth of the matter is I saw that the Pokémon Café serves a Mew’s Fluffy Marshmallow Drink. It looks like the most amazing drink in the world and it’s really basic. Just a 10 dollar cranberry yoghurt drink with strawberry flavor and lots of marshmallows with a cute mew straw. Yet somehow..the entire picture together.. tied to my favorite franchise, this drink is THE thing I desire to have tasted most in my life right now. I have eaten in fancy restaurants have drank $400 dollar a bottle whiskeys and fancy red wines of my birth year and still this is the thing I want to taste most. Even if it can’t hold a candle towards others in quality or taste and not even in complexity. Yet this to a fan like me might be the ultimate food experience. It gets even better, I know that if I ever eat at the pokémon café it will for me be my best food experience ever and one I will never forget. Will I ever make it there? I am not sure, but does it even really matter? I already feel all fluffy inside knowing this exists and having a fantasy about a yoghurt drink just makes me incredibly happy for some reason.
Screaming at a cheesecake
Just looking at one item on the menu made me all spinny and happy in my head and the goodness absolutely doesn’t stop there. Having alternating menu’s what you find is always a surprise. An omelet shaped like a pikachu’s butt while he is trying to hide from something is a dish for example. A curry with pikachu shaped bread is a hearty meal for everyone to enjoy… and enjoy! There are other great drinks like the gengar grape smoothie and the legendary bird shakes. If you buy a drink you get a coaster to keep for free! And that’s done with a mini game! The server approaches you with a tablet which lets you randomly pick, from what I assume would be the starter pokémon or the original 150 you get a coaster for you! To keep! Yay! That makes the Mew Marshmallow Drink a bit more affordable by comparison. The plates you can not keep, which is a shame because those look adorable as well. Squeee! No matter if it’s a poké paw, a pikachu head or an eevee head or even a snorlax shaped rice bowl.. it all needs to go into my kitchen someday. The Eevee hamburger needs to go into my belly as well.. gotta eat em all! The food is that adorable.
At the moment of writing they are serving cute halloween plates of Zorua Pikachu and a Meowth pumpkin pie for example. I outgrew smilies on my pancakes but this I will never outgrow. The real kicker is when you see they have a Jigglypuff Cheese cake! It’s decorated with some chocolate music notes and strawberry or raspberry jelly decorations as well. Now this alone would be enough to kill me, but during my intensive research to my dream I have found out other qualities about it as well. People seem to love this dessert as it tastes great.. but they did something with the texture as well… get this .. they made jigglypuff .. a little jiggly! By now I am screaming at the Jigglypuff cake on my screen! I choose you! While my human eyes actually begin to transform into desirefull anime eyes…which hurts by the way, so I am screaming at the little jiggly cheesecake. The burgers from what I hear are nothing special but I would not order a burger in Japan anyway! I want the curry and maybe an omelet as a starter. Of course I would also have to eat one of the seasonal specials so I guess when I actually get there I will be screaming at the Jigglypuff Cheesecake as well! I ate too much!!I will eat you to! Gotta eat you al! People will think I am insane, though I genuinely expect the restaurant to be full of people like me. We all scream at the Kawai Cheesecake and nearly die of happiness.
My heaven is located in Nihonbashi near Tokyo Station, on the 5th floor of the Takashimaya department store. I do believe the pokémon center is right next to it so all I need is a little apparantment adjacent to them and the ability to the plushies and food I want and I would work there for free for the rest of my life. Arceus knows how I will do my laundry or pay my doctor bills but I would be in bliss. I could start my days with a Ditto fruit salad.. which has a bit of blueberry yoghurt next to it decorated with a ditto eyes and smile. I am crying with happiness just thinking about eating it every day! A nice omelet for lunch and some adorable sweets to go! Because yes! They also sell candies and little sweet buns that are perfect on the go. Reservations are mandatory in the restaurant but of course I would just book a life-time in advance , and I can do that cause you can reserve a spot there using english! So aside from money I got my plan laid out! I do play the lottery and I totally deserve this so we know it is just a matter of time until I am a winner and migrate to the café.
I’d settle for a once in a lifetime visit though if I only win a little money! Maybe one day the pokémon company will discover how much I love the franchise and allow me to work for them! And pay me enough to make the trip! Bliss! Now the biggest issue about a one time visit is , would be the limitations of my suitcase. I would definitely have to pay extra to ship all the stuff I want to bring along back. In the café I can buy mugs, plates and plushies! By now I am in love with a marshmallow drink, screaming of at a cheesecake, crying of joy by thinking of eating Ditto Yoghurt everyday… I might just begin spewing rainbows in a bit.
A Million Starmie
I realise I am wearing rose coloured goggles. The food only gets 3,5 stars out of 5 on Trip Advisor and one guy left a negative comment about it on a website called Japan Experience.. saying he wasted his money and it was the worst food he ate in Japan. Well I hope he chokes on a Mcdonald’s hamburger! I very well realise that what this place serves is Mall-Food.. for Mall prices. Yet many foodies describe the same phenomenon when someone eats their mothers home cooking. It may not taste that great to those who do not share your sentiment.. but to you , your mother’s cooking is quite possibly the best in the world. My mother’s thai green curry I prefer over any restaurant who probably does it better. Food can be an experience, food can be emotion, you do not eat with just your mouth but your brain as well. While your taste buds and nose may not taste something that is particularly tasty.. the brain can ‘season’ a dish because its ‘your favorite’ or mamma cooked it.. or because it looks like a friggin adorable… *intense yelling* jiggly jigglypuff!Coca Cola in a can tastes nicer in it’s can because we know it’s coca cola than it tastes inside a glass. Unless it’s an official glass .. which Mcdonalds and the other evil burger flippers hand out like candy. If you put housebrand cola in a coca cola glass it also tastes nicer. We might taste food with our mouth and nose, we truly experience it with our brain.
Inside a café that displays a lot of pokémon, has lights and plants shaped like pokéballs and background music from pokémon, I know I could even eat one of the annoying kids running around there and it would still taste great. I could even just eat their shoes and still be hungry for more. This is one of the most ‘pokemon’ experience known to man. I will have a good time there even if I get shot inside the place. This is what makes it a dream to me, I might even go there if I knew I would die afterwards. It is something I want to experience that much. Should I ever be able to get myself there, I will probably book two days to visit it.. because the first day I might be dazed. This is my Disneyland .. maybe even my heaven. Words fail to describe how deep it touches me. It might be a glorified fastfood place .. but the heart wants what it wants. This is not a review of the restaurant and should I go there the result will be I love it , regardless if I had a tasty meal. On yelp I would give it a million Starmie, and another million Staryu as well.. you need to do that stuff anyway in pokémon lets go so here have them! Two Million stars! This dream I would not accept critique about, if I want to waste my hypothetical money on this I should Charity or sanity be damned this is my dream and everyone should be allowed to spend money on their true dream. So yes my carbon footprint would improve and yes there are healthier foods etc. But no people do not need the money more! I need it for my dream and nothing is more important to someone than be able to live their dream. Not even being a good person. So think bad of me all you like for having such a silly dream. Keep the hate to yourself though as I just want to sip my Mew’s Fluffy Marshmallow Drink while I dry my tears of joy and scream at my cheesecake!
Question to my readers:
What is your ‘petty/selfish’ dream (No ‘that everyone is happy’ dreams here)
A less than informative post for you this time but hey, you at least learned a little bit more about me again. Also a lesson, never let the general opinion stand in the way of your own happiness. You never know if you do it right for someone else.. and you will always know if you do right by yourself. So make sure you are happy! It’s okay to have ‘petty’ dreams!
That of course doesn’t mean you should not support anyone.. but find a balance that works for you! We all matter, you matter, I matter! Be happy, have a dream!
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