If you’ve ever wondered what a meal heavily seasoned with cuteness tastes like, LA gastropub favorite Plan Check has the answer waiting for you this month. From June 10-July 10th, they’re offering their latest menu collaboration with Hello Kitty creators Sanrio. For $39, diners will get a 5-item meal featuring the dog and cat duo of Pompompurin and Chococat plus a limited edition hat.
Holding up the savory core of the meal is the Pompompurin Grilled Sausage Sausage sandwich, made with house-blended sausage and topped with kimchi slaw and kewpie cilantro mayonnaise (kewpie mayo is a popular Japanese condiment made with rice vinegar instead of distilled vinegar). The whole thing is served on Plan Check’s signature crunch bun emblazoned with the image of the adorable beret-wearing puppy character.
On the side, dig into Togarashi potato chips — essentially Yukon gold potato chips seasoned with a Japanese spice mixture. Accompanying them is a very Plan Check version of mac and cheese, made with Americanized Dashi cheese, bread crumbs, and parmigiano reggiano to form a creamy, delicious umami bomb. Definitely plan to be begging your server for seconds on this one.
Heading into dessert, you’ve got a very Instagram-worthy Chococat cookie served with vanilla ice cream, and a vanilla cream soda with whipped cream adorned with the chocolate powder likeness of the beret-wearing Pompompurin.
Diners will leave with a full-belly, melted heart, and boosted karma, because a portion of the meal proceeds will be donated to L.A. Love and Leashes, an animal adoption space created by non-profit Friends of LA animal shelters.