Hello Kitty is turning 40-years-old this year, and the debate about whether Hello Kitty is actually a cat or something closer to a human will undoubtedly rage on during Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary celebration. What Hello Kitty will actually be, at least on a room service menu at the official hotel of the 2014 Hello Kitty Con fan convention, is made of Spam and sushi rice.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the 2014 Hello Kitty Con fan convention is set to take place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, starting October 30.
The Line Hotel in Koreatown is the official hotel of the Hello Kitty convention and accommodates Roy Choi’s Pot and Commissary restaurants. The hotel will be the place to try the Hello Kitty Spam Musubi, an incredibly cute version of Spam musubi that Roy Choi designed specifically for Hello Kitty’s anniversary.
Never heard of Spam musubi? Spam musubi is a popular Hawaiian snack that is made of a slice of grilled Spam on top of a hunk of rice. The rice and Spam are held together by nori dried seaweed like the Japanese omusubi. In the case of Hello Kitty, the Spam musubi will resemble the Sanrio icon.
In order to enjoy Choi’s version of Spam musubi, you have to reserve a special Hello Kitty room at The Line Hotel while the anniversary bash is going on, according to the Los Angeles Times. You can order your Hello Kitty treat conveniently from the room service menu, and then a Hello Kitty made of shusi rice, Spam, yellow, and red pepper will arrive for you to chow down on.
After chowing down on the Hello Kitty Spam treat, you can learn how to make your own Spam musubi in the shape of Hello Kitty by watching a show on musubi-making from Katie Chin at the convention and purchasing a Hello Kitty musubi maker at the show’s Super Supermarket.
Lovers of Hello Kitty can also attend an art show, “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty”, from October 11 through April 26 at the Japanese American National Museum.
If Spam isn’t quite your thing, you can look forward to other Hello Kitty anniversary foods that will be announced in the near future.
If you can’t make it to the Hello Kitty Con 2014 fan convention to try out foods that resemble the Sanrio icon, hopefully you can wait to try out a Hello Kitty-themed cafe’ set to arrive soon in Southern California.
[Image via The Spam Brand]