On the 27th of February 1996, Nintendo released Pocket Monsters (Pokémon) Red and Green (Red and Blue in its release outside Japan) for Gameboy. Over the years, Pokémon franchise branched out to other media beyond video games – including anime, manga, and mobile app. Currently, the said franchise has eight generations of Pokémons. Since the entire year of 2021 is dedicated to celebrate Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary with Katy Perry as one of the collaborators with the “Electric” music and video having 1.8M videos in less than 24 hours, individuals whose childhood memories include memorizing the original 151 Pokémon characters or walking for miles just to catch Pokémons can order the following official merchandise as well as ingredients for Pokémon-themed dishes via BibWorks Express’ Errands Multi-Stop Delivery Feature.
Pikachu Avocado Toast with Sunny Side Egg
An avocado toast on its own is already good, but adding an egg and seeing the face of Pikachu, the most notable character in the entire Pokémon franchise, makes this healthy snack a lot better. To make this adult snack a bit more playful and even nostalgic, stick two thin slices of cheese for the ears on the sunny side egg. Then add nori (dried seaweed sheet) cut outs for other details such as eyes, nose, mouth, and tip of the ears.
Organic yet affordable bread, avocado, and eggs are available at Sprouts Farmers Market in Westpark Plaza, 3775 Alton Parkway, Irvine, California 92606. The store opens as early as 7:00 AM, so delivery can be done in time for breakfast.
Original Starter Pokémons Shirt
While there are over 900 Pokémon characters to date, the original starter Pokémons (Squirtle, Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur) remains to be the most popular ones.
Get this adorable shirt featuring the aforementioned Pokémons at Target-Irvine North located in 13200 Jamboree Road, Irvine, California 92602-2307
for just $8.99. Sizes range from XS to XL.
Omurice (omelette rice) is a Japanese-way of making an omelette, wherein plain or fried rice is folded in a pan of semi-cooked beaten eggs. It is then turned over to cook both sides. The dish often gets served for breakfast or given as packed lunch.
The yellow color of the egg makes it a good template to draw the face of Pikachu. The eyes, nose, and mouth can either be drawn using black food coloring or using nori cut-outs. The “blush” on Pikachu’s face can be achieved by squeezing a round dollop of tomato ketchup at each side. Adding ears are optional.
Funko Pop Pokémon Figures
Although the proportions and styling do not exactly match that of the Pokémons in the games/anime, the Funko Pop figurines are still cool collectibles and will definitely look nice when displayed on a shelf.
The Game Chest-Irvine Spectrum at 510 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine California, 92618 has a wide array of Pokémon Funko Pop vinyl figures – including Mewtwo,
Mr. Mime, Pichu, and Vulpix.
Make a Pokémon-themed pizza by preparing a pizza dough with at least two layers of rich tomato paste (or pizza sauce). Then arrange pepperoni slices, grated parmesan cheese, and sliced black olives to look like a big 2D pokéball. Put the pizza on a pre-heated oven and remove when the crust gets golden brown and the cheese melts. It may not be thrown to catch pokémons, but will definitely lure Pokémon lovers to gather around the dining table.
Ingredients such as pizza sauce, pepperoni, parmesan cheese, and black olives are available at Gelson’s Market in 5521 Alton Parkway, Irvine, California 927618.
Have as many Pokémons on the party table by making them using cookie cutters. Once baked, serve them plain or decorate using sugar icing – plenty of food coloring and a pair of steady hands are a must! Make eating these cookies more fun by turning them over and let guests guess “Who’s that Pokémon?”
after only looking at the silhouette being pointed at. Whoever answers correctly can have that particular cookie.
Snorlax and Digtrio Bento
Create a cute and hearty meal for the kids by adding Snorlax and Digtrio in their lunchbox. Snorlax can be made adding nori to two differently-sizedd hand-rolled rice to form its body; then roll up two small nori sheets for the arms, and cut two circles out of a cooked ham and two small/thin circles of carrots for the paws. Stick grains of cooked rice to act as claws. Digtrio can be done by cooking hotdgs and cutting them in half, then stick pieces of nori to form the eyes and brows by wetting one side with a bit of water. Then add small oblong cuts of carrot for the mouth. After which, stick three hotdogs on a mound of scrambled eggs to imitate the ground where they sprout from. Fill the vacant spaces of the bento with vegetables for a balanced meal.
Get jasmine rice and nori sheets at H Mart, a popular Asian store located in Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center, 2600 Alton Parkway, Irvine, California 92606.
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