Saturday, October 15, 2016

Osomatsu-san x Good Smile Animate Cafe

I'm actually pushing this entry out. Woah, go Mika.

I wasn't particularly excited for this cafe, because I am not much of a fan. But I won a reservation --- or should I say attempted to go for my readers who are fans of the said series. I know there are a lot, and at times, my mindset is more like, "Hey, you know what, this is a once in a life time opportunity: let's do this." Sacrifices. You guys are a huge part of what I do, so I want to be able to show you a piece of what it is no matter how small. I guess I put this out there because I don't want to say that I like something but really don't? I'm pretty sure it'll show up on this entry anyway.

I still have over 10+ cafes to put up! I can do this! 

Animate Cafes are very strict. You need to have a reservation and an ID when going in. Unlike in Adores, if they have free slots, you can still enter. For Animate, it's all or nothing. Hence, even when I win reservations, I don't feel as inclined to go as I do to Adores cafes. This is a personal preference, of course. I know a lot of people would say otherwise. I also tend to forget about the time, so I suppose that is one of the reasons why, haha! 

Karamatsu-kun tissue holder!

The menu looks a bit cartoonish! It truly fits in with the Osomatsu-san theme, and I appreciate that a lot. There's a good amount of meals, desserts and drinks. :3 I'm not sure if I just purchased the wrong items in the menu, but... I didn't like the food here at all. I felt that the flavours were too subtle for me. I got pretty disappointed. 

Although, yeah, cafe items aren't good usually. I mean, they are of quality. But you'd get something better outside for cheaper! I suppose you do pay for the ambience when it comes to collaboration cafes.

I ordered the paella. (Which I truly regret!) I think you can easily deduce from the photograph alone, it was so. freakin'. dry. The seafood was cold, no, I mean everything was cold! The rice was pretty hard, too. So I wasn't able to finish the meal. Out of fear of wastage, I simply finished the elements of the dish but left the rice almost in tact. 

My dessert! There was a small red-bean cake, some green tea covered mochi, a small stick of dango and pears. It was alright. Although just like the main course, it's pretty dry and lacking in flavour. It's a pretty dry and bland meal.

However, with that said, I did enjoy the drinks! My Mom didn't order any of the meals and opted to just eat outside.

A couple more photos!

Thank you for reading this far! I did enjoy the experience, but it was the kind of cafe that I wouldn't bother returning to. I'm pretty sure if you're a fan of the series, you'd be saying otherwise though!