Character cafés are on the rise here in Singapore and adding on to the ever-growing list is the spanking new Gudetama Café Singapore. Gudetama is Sanrio’s latest character and quite possibly the current most popular one. It is no doubt that the whole world is in love with this adorable lazy egg.
Officially opening its doors to the public on 30 November 2016, Gudetama Café Singapore will be serving a myriad of cute Gudetama-themed desserts that will make your hearts melt. We were thrilled to step into the café with cosy lighting and intimate egg-shaped booths around. Spanning a large area of 2,300 square feet, the cafe at Suntec City can sit up to 112 people. Of course, expect snaking long queues in the first few weeks.
Here are some of the dishes you can expect from Gudetama Café Singapore.
Note: For those of you who are heading down to Gudetama Cafe Singapore, it is located near to Suntec City Convention, not Suntec City Tower 3.
Gudetama Café Singapore is a joint venture between two local food brands, The Soup Spoon and Joe & Dough.
Teaming up with popular author and food stylist Shirley Wong (aka Little Miss Bento), they have crafted a menu with some seriously visually-appealing options. Whip out your cameras because you are going to have a fun time photographing them!
Two highlights from the sides menu are Gudetama Lobster Onsen (S$16) and Truffle Fries in a Cone (S$16.50). While the latter was sinfully addictive and admittedly a great snack to munch on while waiting for your mains, it was nothing special. You can skip this safe option to go for something a little more adventurous—the Gudetama Lobster Onsen.
The lobster bisque was delightfully rich and creamy, with a very distinct taste of the luxurious shellfish.
EGG-CELENT MAIN COURSES
Gudetama Café Singapore serves a decent range of main courses with a total of 10 options for you to pick from. Popular treats like Rib-”I” Don’t Care (S$28.50), Eggcited Cajun Chicken with Waffles (S$23.90) and “Shiok” Pork Ribs (S$38.50). We liked that the menu is quirky, with a subtle hint of Singlish to appeal to the local crowd.
The Rib-”I” Don’t Care is an adorable name for their Chargrilled New Zealand Grass-Fed Angus Ribeye Steak dish. You can pick the preferred doneness of your steak and it is served with rich and generous wild mushroom sauce, served with grilled vegetables and sweet potato mash.
The Eggcited Cajun Chicken with Waffles is also a wonderful choice and we really loved the marinate on the poultry.
Who can miss their huge range of adorable desserts? They have 5 desserts on their actual menu and plenty of other smaller desserts available at the storefront for dine-in or takeaway.
One that stood out the most for us was the Ta-Ma-Go (S$17.90). Shaped like adorable tamago sushi, this dish actually comprises “sushi cheesecakes” coated with rice puffs and topped with fluffy egg sponge cake. It is also served with matcha curd (like wasabi) and maple syrup (like soy sauce).
The Shoyu Ramen (S$21.50) is another twist on a savoury dish. It is actually chocolate mousse cake with Feuilletine, chestnut Mont Blanc, earl grey jelly and orange tuile. Served on the side is some panna cotta with sweet rose tea.
The Iced Tea Coolers (S$8.50 each)—namely Straw-Very “Lazy” and Hula Hula—were pretty generic and run-of-the-mill.
Intrigued by this new character cafe? It is certainly worth a visit because some dishes really surprised us with its taste. However, as with most of these “gimmicky cafes”, do not have high expectations of the food. They are primarily attractive because of their aesthetics.
Nonetheless, the dishes are totally cute and creative, and if you are keen, join in the queue from 30 November 2016. Happy lazing around with Gudetama!
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Gudetama Cafe Singapore
3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-361 Suntec City Mall
(Near to Suntec City Convention)
Mon to Thu: 9am – 10pm
Fri to Sun: 8am – 10pm
(Last order 9.30pm daily)
Nearest Station: Esplanade/ Promenade