That’s not a secret, in Japan, Pokemon represents a culture of its own. And if you need any more proof, the opening -for a limited time- of the first official and unique Pikachu restaurant will eventually convince you and delight all fans around the world ! A temporary restaurant : It’s on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills, one of the biggest entertainment center in Tokyo, that has opened the Pikachu Café. This true culinary temple dedicated to our favorite yellow electric mouse accompanied an exposition on the last Pokemon Movie, Pokemon XY : Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. Sadly temporary, this restaurant opened its doors July 19 and will last until the end of the exhibition, August 31. So, what’s on the menu ? Prices are between 400 and 1,280 yens, around 3,26$ and 10,44$ to which must be added the ticket for the exhibition (the Pikachu Café is part of it). Inside you will be able to taste pika burgers, delicious meals and incredible desserts ! And obviously, each item on the menu has its amount of Pikachu.. Now that you’re hungry (and angry to be far away from it..) let’s just hope this kind of events will happens more often and also out of Japan !
After successfull videogames, goodies, and even a movie, the World of Warcraft is now coming to our kitchens! The first official World of Warcraft cookbook will be available in october 2016. Are you ready to feed your guild? From the author of the Game of Thrones official cookbook Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, author of the official Game of Thrones : A Feast of Ice and Fire cookbook – created recipes inspired by the universe of World of Warcraft. If she wasn’t a gamer before working on the book, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel didn’t hesitate to start the adventure to discover its world and, more importantly, the culinary habits of the warriors, from the Alliance or the Horde ! She even asked some other players what were their favorite dishes, and what they would like to find in the cookbook. Recipes : an important part of the game If the idea of a cookbook based on World of Warcraft may seem a bit crazy, it is not! It is an important part of the game, since we can find a lot of recipes : from the braised turtle to the Buttered Sturgeon (if your cooking skills level is high enough !). Of course, Rylak eggs are difficult to find at your local shop, so a big part of Chelsea Monroe-Cassel’s work was to adapt the recipes with more findable ingredients. « The most important thing for me in the process of making fictional food into real recipes is authenticity. The recipes have to be as authentic as possible to the world, culture, and aesthetic of the source material». A few recipes have already been released, and they look delicious ! With the huge success to the game – the Legion extension of World of Warcraft will be available this August – this cookbook will probably please a lot of fans!