Yakitate will be serving up its Hello Kitty buns and Pikachu cheese tarts at Ibn Battuta Mall from Thursday.

Fans of Japanese baked goods have long been making the trek out to Al Ghurair Centre in Al Rigga for a taste of the sweet treats at Yakitate, and the good news is they’re now opening a second branch down the other end of town.

Yakitate has announced it will open its doors in Ibn Battuta Mall this Thursday, August 30. You’ll find it near the entrance of Andalusia Court, appropriately positioned near the Japanese discount store Daiso.

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As you can see, the bakery specialises in adorable character sweets like Hello Kitty buns filled with custard, and Pikachu cheese tarts. They’re also famous for their light and fluffy Japanese cheesecake.

If you’re after something more substantial, they also have a menu of savoury Japanese dishes like donburi and ramen, as well as weird and wonderful (and tasty) ramen burgers, rice burgers and even sushi donuts.

Yakitate, Ibn Battuta Mall, from August 30. yakitate.co

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