There’s something sort of bittersweet about eating food that’s based off your favorite franchises. On one hand, it’s always fun to try recipes from your favorite shows and video games, but when the food actually looks like the series’ characters… that’s a different story.

That’s why I’m always so conflicted when I see Pokémon based food as good as this.

The issue with Pokémon is that, because of their generally simplistic and often adorable designs, the creatures translate to a food based medium really well. And I’ve seen some cooks and bakers get really creative with their execution of the idea of bringing Pokémon to the table… literally. Instagram user @yu.pikachuu1202 has tons of Pokémon content on their account, but more recently has been posting some really amazing images of food that represents ‘mons like Pikachu, Eevee, and Bulbasaur.

 

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   こっちはFood編🍝🍛🍽💓  限定メニューは、   ・フシギダネのベジタブルバーガー  ・リザードンとローストビーフ火山プレート  通常メニューの  ・元気いっぱいピカチュウカレー  ・イーブイのよくばりプレート   私はイーブイのよくばりプレート 食べたよぉ~🍽✨ 前回はピカチュウ食べたの。   ちなみにピカチュウカレーは こちらも息子が撮影🤣🤣笑。  撮って!なんて言ってないよ😂 凄い可愛い💓💓  皆でお腹いっぱいになったよ!!   何とか限定メニューに 間に合ったので良かった~😭  名探偵ピカチュウのメニューも 食べたいなぁ、、と考え中✨ 早く詳細出ないかなぁ~??     #ポケモンカフェ日本橋 #フシギダネのベジタブルバーガー  #リザードンとローストビーフ火山プレート#元気いっぱいピカチュウカレー#イーブイのよくばりプレート #pokemon#POKÉMON#ポケモン #포켓몬#ポケットモンスター#ポケ活 #ポケ活夫婦#ピカ活#ピカ充 #ピカチュウ#Pikachu#pikachu⚡ ️#ピカスタグラム#pikastagram #ピカチュウ大好き#ポケモン大好き #ポケモン好きと繋がりたい #ポケモン好きと仲良くなりたい #ポケモン女子#ポケモン女子と繋がりたい #3児のママ#男の子のママ #無言フォロー大歓迎#followme💕

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  今日は家族でポケモンカフェ☕*° 行って来たよぉ( * ॑꒳ ॑*)っ⌒♡。.   分けてアップするぅぅ!!  まずはSWEETSとDrink編🍰💓  ・限定メニューの 桜アフロのピカチュウの マシュマロケーキ🌸🍰  ふわふわケーキと 沢山のマシュマロ美味しかった~ 皆で食べたから食べきれたよ😋  お顔も可愛い▼o'ᆺ'o▼💛    ・ピカチュウといろいろフルーツの プリンアラモード🍮🍓*⑅♥︎  プリンアラモードの写真は 息子が撮ったんだけどめっちゃ 上手く撮れてる‪⸜(*ˊᵕˋ* )⸝‬笑。  あとは選べるポケモンラテは 桜アフロのピカチュウ🌸と パパが選んだサンダー!  子どもはオリジナルカップ付き ドリンクも頼んでたよ😋🍹✧‧˚     #ポケモンカフェ日本橋  #桜アフロのピカチュウのマシュマロケーキ#ピカチュウといろいろフルーツのプリンアラモード #選べるポケモンラテ #pokemon#POKÉMON#ポケモン #포켓몬#ポケットモンスター#ポケ活 #ポケ活夫婦#ピカ活#ピカ充 #ピカチュウ#Pikachu#pikachu⚡ ️#ピカスタグラム#pikastagram #ピカチュウ大好き#ポケモン大好き #ポケモン好きと繋がりたい #ポケモン好きと仲良くなりたい #ポケモン女子#ポケモン女子と繋がりたい #3児のママ#男の子のママ #無言フォロー大歓迎#followme💕

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And while the idea of cutting or biting into these plates so that I can actually eat what’s on them is a little heartbreaking… I’ve gotta appreciate the clear effort and creativity that goes into crafting this kind of thing.

The food pictured here on the account is actually something you can experience for yourself, too! Instead of just being a one-off recipe, all this food actually comes from the menu of the Pokémon Cafe. A restaurant in Tokyo, this place serves everything with a Pokémon twist, and the pictures you can find online from the experience definitely make it seem like it’s worth it.

If you’re in the Tokyo area or planning to go soon, you might want to try and get a highly sought after reservation to try this all for yourself!

 

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Written by George Comatas

As a wannabe social media personality and professional in the world of sarcasm, George does his best to always adapt to the changing world around him. He considers himself a maverick: a true-to-heart gamer with the mind of a pop star. Whether this makes him revolutionary or a setback, he's yet to find out. But one thing’s for sure; he's one-of-a-kind.

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