Hello Kitty Foie Gras

imgres-1When I used to own a store and import housewares from South East Asia I was very lucky to be able to go to Bangkok a few times a year.  EVA air was my favorite way to fly because they offer an amazing premium economy class all the way to Bangkok which is a 20 some odd hour trip so any extra comfort you can snag is important, best of all EVA’s Evergreen Deluxe (premium economy) is only a few hundred dollars more than coach so if it was a very affordable way to make the flight bearable.

EVA has several Hello Kitty themed planes, I thought this was just a quirky, funny Asian fascination with Hello Kitty and that they did the planes up with Hello Kitty characters as, well, fun…then recently I was reading one of my favorite travel blogs One Mile at a Time where the blogger “Lucky”  is totally into the whole Hello Kitty thing and was super excited to be flying on one of EVA’s Hello Kitty flights.

Now this is where is gets a bit surreal for me….it’s not, I discover, just the outside of the plane, it’s the entire journey that is Hello Kitty themed and if you start your trip in Taipei even the gate has been decorated like some Hello Kitty acid trip.

They really gone all out almost everything on the plane is Hello Kitty themed: Hello Kitty Boarding Passes, Pillows, toilet paper, a fly kitty website they even have Hello Kitty branded food. Below is the Hello Kitty Foie Gras which is served in business class:EVA_Air_Hello_Kitty13And dessert is served with Hello Kitty cocoa art (don’t ask me what the dessert is…It sort of looks like spaghetti)

EVA_Air_Hello_Kitty14As weird as I think this is I also think it’s great fun and give EVA credit for actually being fun, airlines are so serious for the most part and it’s kind of great that they took the Hello Kitty theme and ran with it…

To get a full overview of the Hello Kitty flying experience I heartily encourage you read the full posting here.

I’d love to go on a trip with Lucky where we could have a discussion about airplane food and both blog about.


About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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3 Responses to Hello Kitty Foie Gras

  1. Leslie-Anne says:

    I LOVE this. If I flew on that airline I would have to insist that I am under 12 – just to get that meal!

  2. cbcreates says:

    Hahaha. The dessert–perhaps to look like a ball of yarn? Or, a hairball!

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