Oozing dim sum buns delight diners in Hong Kong

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This Dim Sum Lets You Play With Your Food

At Dim Sum Icon in Hong Kong, diners are encouraged to play with their food.

Squeeze the lactating and defecating steamed dim sum bun with coconut cream inside, made to resemble one of the popular Japanese 'Kobitos' characters, and you're in for a "hilarious" experience, customers say.

But far from grossing people out, Ray Kuo, assistant manager at the restaurant, said it's one of the most popular items on the menu.

"Actually we got a lot of good reviews from them," Kuo said. "That is the main one they post on Facebook and Instagram."

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Another crowd-pleaser is a pooping 'Gudetama', the lazy yellow egg character from Japan's Sanrio, and a cartoon turd made out of cake.

The restaurant uses Japanese animations, such as the 'Kobitos' by Toshitaka Nabata and 'Gudetama,' but switches the main theme up every few months in addition to alternating menu items.

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A milk custard bun made to resemble one of the popular Japanese "Kobitos" characters is squeezed during a display for the photographer at Dim Sum Icon restaurant in Hong Kong, China July 25, 2016. Picture taken July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Deep-fried oat buns are displayed for the photographer at Dim Sum Icon restaurant in Hong Kong, China July 25, 2016. Picture taken July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Steamed pock dumplings and deep-fried dumplings (L) are displayed for the photographer at Dim Sum Icon restaurant in Hong Kong, China July 25, 2016. Picture taken July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Chocolate buns (lower L), milk custard buns (R) and deep-fried dumplings (upper L) are displayed for the photographer at Dim Sum Icon restaurant in Hong Kong, China July 25, 2016. Picture taken July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Steamed chocolate buns are seen inside the kitchen at Dim Sum Icon restaurant in Hong Kong, China July 25, 2016. Picture taken July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
A cook delivers a fried rice with pineapple from the kitchen at Dim Sum Icon restaurant in Hong Kong, China July 25, 2016. Picture taken July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Customers enjoy a meal at Dim Sum Icon restaurant in Hong Kong, China July 25, 2016. Picture taken July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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"We don't want the old traditional Chinese style of dim sum, so we want make it more fashionable, Kuo said, emphasizing the restaurant's appeal to teenagers and a "younger crowd."

Dutch exchange student, Lineke Schrigver, said she knew about the restaurants from social media before even setting foot in the city and happened to walk by it.

"I have seen it on Facebook and on Instagram already before I came to Hong Kong, but I didn't know this was like a famous thing or anything," Schrigver said. "I was like I want to go there."

Schrigver said the food was "hilarious" but "really tasty."

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Taiwanese tourist, Miss Su, who had just arrived in Hong Kong said her family had first eaten at a traditional dim sum restaurant but were disappointed.

"I think it is a novelty and special so I wanted to have a try," Su said. "And it does taste really good, cute and tasty."

Kuo explained that everything has been cleared with the copyrights holder, with a percentage of the profits going to the animation companies.

Dim Sum Icon opened their first restaurant two years ago and their second at the end of December. They are already in negotiations to open stores in mainland China and Macau.

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