Meet Gudetama, one of Japan’s most popular Sanrio character is making its way to Singapore. It is a lazy egg with cute anthropomorphic expressions that makes people laugh. Debuting in its cafe on Wednesday (30 November 2016) at Suntec City, Gudetama is ready to welcome its egg-cited fans and curious diners who wants to munch on egg-y dishes.
Gudetama makes an appearance on everything – from drinks to main dishes, and desserts to shaped cakes in an egg shell – including the cafe’s interior design as well as the staff’s uniforms echoes Gudetama’s cuteness. The dining area is full of glorious yellow – matching the walls, chairs and special booths that shaped like an egg.
Next to the cafe, is a separate garden-theme dining space which focus on drinks and desserts. Optimising the capacious 2,300 sq ft space, the Gudetama cafe seats about 112 guests in full capacity.
Gudetama Cafe is a collaboration between two familiar homegrown brands Joe & Dough and The Soup Spoon – you’ll know for sure that the food gonna be good!
Food styling was lead by award-winning author and food artist Miss Shirley Wong (aka Little Miss Bento) and it features a series of dishes inspired by the Gudetama character.
We’ve got the scoop on Gudetama cafe preview showcasing egg-cellent dishes that will tempt and egg-cite you! Here’s snippets of Gudetama dishes and menu prices.
Gudetama Drinks – Mash-Cha, Straw-Very Lazy ($8.50), Hula Hula ($8.50)
Gudetama Cafe Latte ($6)
Gudetama Side Dishes
Truffle Fries in A Cone ($16.50) – Shoestring fries sprinkled with parmesan cheese and truffle oil served with sriracha sauce and garlic aioli.
Gudetama Lobster Onsen ($16.00) – Lobster bisque in a crusty bread bowl with poached egg and seasonal green on the side.
Gudetama Main Dishes
Rib “I” Don’t Care ($28.50) – Chargrilled NZ grass-fed Angus Ribeye Steak topped with creamy wild mushroom sauce, served with grilled vegetables and potato mash.
“Shiok” Pork Ribs ($38.50) – Slow cooked tender St. Louis style pork ribs topped with smoky BBQ sauce, served with chunky fries, grilled corn and garden vegetables.
Eggcited Cajun Chicken with Waffle ($23.90) – Grilled Cajun chicken with sunny side up egg on buttermilk waffle, served with seasonal greens.
Shoyu Ramen ($21.50) – Chocolate Mousse cake with feut, chestnut mont blanc, earl grey jelly and orange tuille. Served with panna cotta and paired with sweet rose tea.
TA-MA-GO ($17.90) – Kawaii Sushi cheesecakes coated with rice puffs topped with egg sponge. Served with matcha curd and maple syrup.
White Chocolate Mango Roll ($8.90) and Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake ($8.50)
Citrus Pan ($7.50)
Baked Cheesecake ($7.50) and Passion Milk Chocolate Mousse ($7.90)
Don’t mistaken me when I said the food here may not be fantastic and can be a little pricey for some dishes – looking cute and tasting good at the same time are definitely the main focus here.
At every character cafes and theme restaurants, the food usually takes a backseat to the presentation of the theme. These F&B concepts attract customers solely on the premise of the theme itself, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food offered here.
Try to check out Gudetama Cafe to find out – you will understand what I meant. Needless to say, it is far better than most of the theme cafes in Singapore.
Gudetama Cafe Singapore
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #01-361, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 10pm, Friday to Sunday 8am to 10pm