I’ve been following the Japanese anime/manga series One Piece since my teens, and while I haven’t been updating myself religiously (blame it on how long and draggy the series is – they first published in 1997 wtf), I’ve always loved the art, characters and great storyline.
This summer, the iconic Ocean Park Hong Kong is having the Ocean Park Summer Water Battle, in celebration of One Piece’s 20th anniversary. Running from 13 July to 1 September 2019, this is a One Piece fan’s mecca – with exhilarating water battles and setups, exclusive memorabilia to take home and items inspired by the comics/anime. The Waterfront Plaza will be transformed into a water battle zone, and there will be seven encounters and photo spots, such as the Thousand Sunny Ship by the Park’s lagoon, wanted posters, a super-sized fountain in the shape of Luffy’s signature straw hat, and many more.
Of course, being a foodie, what really drew my interest is the unique Instagrammable food creations for the One Piece Summer Adventure Feast at The Terrace Cafe, which is available for a limited time only. Luffy would have gobbled them all up in a second!
Departure from Grand Line – creamy seafood chowder
Fresh Fruit Jellies With Strawberry Marshmallows
Gum-Gum Devil Fruit Dried Fruits Butter Cake
Luffy Crispy Puff With Cookies and Vanilla Ice Cream
Mini Devil Fruit Macaroon
Mysterious One Piece Snack Combo
One Piece Snacks Treasure
One Piece Summer Journey Bento Box – (can I get Sanji to make this for me?) 😀
Powerful Franky – Franky’s strong punches have left a deep trench in the tomato seafood risotto!
The appetizer Soul King – Brook features a crispy deep-fried shrimp cake with Brook’s face on top and greens arranged in the shapes of music notes.
Sunny Boat Snacks Combo
Supernovas Luffy – Luffy’s signature straw hat has morphed into a potato croquette atop tender and juicy wagyu beef cheeks braised in red wine.
For desserts, Wanted posters of the character made with charcoal chocolate mouse cake served with butter cookie.
Chopper Raspberry Muffin
For more information on Ocean Park Hong Kong, visit oceanpark.com.hk/en.