KAWAII MONSTER CAFE Unveils Rainbow Coloured Menu For Golden Week

26.April.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

The KAWAII MONSTER CAFE in Harajuku is getting ready for its Golden Week fair “Harajuku KAWAII Party 2019” which will run from April 27 to May 6. The theme of the event is “rainbow,” the bridge which the cafe will use to tie together the Heisei era and impending Reiwa era.

Colourful Cheese Dak-galbi w/ Rice: ¥2,100 (Before Tax)

This rainbow meal is a Korean dish, Harajuku-style. The spicy chicken is topped with four different colours of cheese.

Colourful Pop Burger – Jellyfish Burger: ¥2,400 (Before Tax)

The Colourful Pop Burgers are a regular item on the cafe’s menu, the most popular of which is the Blur Burger. This is that burger but redesigned to look like the giant jellyfish that wraps around the cafe’s bar area Bar Experiment. The cheddar cheese are the legs and drape across a teriyaki chicken burger.

Heisei & Reiwa Connecting Rice: ¥2,300 (Before Tax)

The centre of this dish is blue rice which is the earth. Topping it is cheese, a baby tomato, and cherry blossom coloured ribbon which represent Japan’s national flag. It comes served with omurice, beef and hayashi sauce. The ribbon represents the tie between the Heisei and Reiwa eras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harajuku Rainbow Mini Parfait

This special marble coloured parfait is available during Golden Week only. It’s topped with a rainbow that represents the bridge between Heisei and Reiwa.

Colourful Cream Puff

These bite-sized cream puffs are coated in pastel coloured chocolate. It comes served with two kinds of roll cake.

There are lots of other popular rainbow foods to choose from too! If you’re in Harajuku for Golden Week then you absolutely have to pay a visit to the KAWAII MONSTER CAFE!

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