Brain cake, black and white seafood pasta, and a “stamina-boosting” drumstick.
Only in Japan.
A video game developer, Capcom, from the tech-savvy country has launched a themed bar in Tokyo. The Capcom Bar is complete with in-house game kiosks and game-inspired dishes.
Situated on the first floor of the Pasela Resort in Shinjuku, the playful menu features a range of dishes inspired by the company’s famous releases.
Dishes include a recreation of the stamina-boosting drumstick from the game Monster Hunter, a black-and-white seafood pasta reminiscent of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and a Resident Evil-inspired ‘brain cake’. Keiji Maeda, of action title Sengoku Basara, now has a floral octopus carpaccio recipe in his honor, joining the many other characters on the bar’s colorful food and drinks menu.
Even popular cocktails have had a makeover, re-imagined as vaccines with a syringe replacing the traditional umbrella.
Capcom hopes to entice games fans with prices per dish of around JPY 680.
Alongside the gaming kiosks already in place, future plans include a merchandise stall and in-house events — from live shows and talks to competitions — to engage diners.