Everyone knows me as the crazy cat lady. I pet strays, cat-sit for free, and even file pieces on Instagram's cutest kitties. Naturally, people assume the opening of Singapore's first Hello Kitty cafe at Changi Airport on 12 May is music to my ears. But it isn't. Remember the day Japanese company Sanrio proclaimed that Hello Kitty was not a cat, but a little girl with no mouth? That killed it for me.
However, for the hordes of Hello Kitty fans out there, the promise of edible paraphernalia is nothing short of epic. What's more, the Hello Kitty cafe at Changi Airport Terminal 3 will run for 24 hours, so you can grab a pre or post-flight meal while treating yourself to a whole bunch of kitty-inspired souvenirs. Expect to find such dishes as Hello Kitty-shaped waffles or locally inspired treats including orange sugee cakes. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on these dishes we've rounded up from Hello Kitty cafes the world over.