PANDA CAFE IN HONG KONG: ASIA CRAZY, WEIRD THEME RESTAURANTS, MONGKOK DINING. SWAROVSKI BEAR NECKLACES.


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Hard to believe I’ve now known Seba for over a year. We met last Halloween in Tokyo; remember our SaTaN and Candy Spooky concert video?

Since then, we’ve had a multitude of adventures around the world (with more in the works). Let’s flash-back to Hong Kong, and our visit to the Panda House Cafe in Mongkok.

A panda theme restaurant sounded like a cute spot for lunch. But it ended up… not quite as expected. Read on, for the story. (Bear necklaces gifted from Soho Hearts, who produced our Panda charity necklace.)

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Panda makeup means loading on the black eyeshadow. To add depth, I drew on bottom lashes with a liquid eyeliner pen from Japan, and added brown eyeshadow above. Fake eyelashes top off the look.

Black and white punk top, and short skirt: Spider (photos of the Mongkok Gothic Lolita store here)

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The cafe had the right idea going: panda bears on the menus, and in every inch of the restaurant. But the execution wasn’t quite on point.

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First, the theme restaurant was located in an apartment building for locals (it felt like we were visiting my grandparents’ Mongkok flat). Second, as you can see, the place was a tad dusty and run-down…

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The collection of plush panda toys was impressive.

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However, the general wear-and-tear was a downer.

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I like to see the positive sides of places I review. For example… this drink looked great in photos!

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The menu consisted of Chinese-meets-Western cafe fare.

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Fusion is always a crapshoot. In this case, the tuna salad didn’t quite work… but we appreciated the careful decoration of sliced processed cheese on top!

I can’t say I’d recommend the Hong Kong panda cafe. However, with the right attitude, anything can be an adventure (even if it doesn’t pan out as expected).

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We invite you to check out our Panda Bear necklace with Soho Hearts. Proceeds go to help the Sendai government rebuild the areas hardest hit by the earthquake.

Are you a fan of pandas and purikura, as I am? Ever had a day that turned out all wrong — but still ended up being fun?

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Song of the Day: Kunoichi Panda – Kanaderu Tabi no Tochuu de (Sendai-based Jrock band)

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  • Pico

    i love!!!   panda bears are best!

  • Zoe

    o pretty!!~

  • Anna

    awwww! Seba looks so cute! ^.^

  • Trendi

    we LIKE

  • Anita D

    love your looks here.  more please.

  • Raymi

    love harajuku

  • Latisha

    Cute

  • Trapa

    ur always so cute XD

  • Beth

    Yes I would eat here.

  • Christy

     Love the makeup! I would love to go to this restaurant! So cute~

  • SassyNPunk

    I love how you see the good in everything ^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610175433 Leyla Virani

    That drink looks good. Do you remember the flavor?

  • Janice

    i think seba is so cute *___*

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      yep

  • Charles

    Hell yes, I’d check out that place! Your makeup is great… really fantastic job on the lower lashes, especially! Wahhh! ;)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      xoxox

  • Angelica

    luv your eye makeup!

  • Anonymous

    OMG those Pandas are so cute :D

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      panda power!

  • Nana

    awwwww u look so pretty! ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1345144646 Carolina Flores Alviña

    the both are so cute… ;w; You are the best!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Aww you are! Thanks dear

  • Katherine

    adorable ♥

  • Myriam

     Cute :3