Singapore – Japanese cartoon character, Gudetama, took the world by storm just like how the wave of themed cafes and restaurants landed in Singapore. After its stop in Japan and Hong Kong, the global icon has finally set foot in Singapore. A joint partnership between The Soup Spoon and Joe & Dough, the Gudetama Cafe Singapore officially opened at Suntec City Mall on 30th November 2016.
We were looking forward to try their signature Gudetama Lobster Onsen (SGD16.00). It was unfortunately not available when we arrived at 12PM. Sold out or not prepared? We’re not too sure. We queued for less than 10 minutes as we arrived just before the lunch crowd came.
What’s for lunch?
We ordered three main dishes and two beverages. In clockwise rotation from the top: “Are you busy” burger (SGD27.50), Rib-“I” Don’t Care (SGD28.50), “Shiok” Pork Ribs (SGD38.50) and their themed beverages “Straw-very Lazy” and “Hula Hula” priced at SGD8.50 each. Total damage for 3 pax amounting to SGD131.25 (inclusive of 10% service charge and 7% GST).
We are a fan of the themed table setting, not so much of a fan of heavy utensils lying below those cute looking printed serviettes.
“Shiok” Pork Ribs (SGD38.50)
Slow-cooked St. Louis style pork ribs topped with a smoky BBQ sauce. Our eyes literally went (O_O) when the dish arrived at our table. Two huge chunks of flavorful pork ribs were accompanied by grilled corn, garden salad and a generous serving of fries. Two thumbs up for the fries which remains crispy when cooled. If you’re someone who likes your vegetables crispy and crunchy, you might be rather disappointed. The garden salad was overcooked and soggy, not exactly how we have expected it to be. We were wondering why there weren’t any Gudetama-related garnished until we did a little search online. The sauce pan was supposed to come with a cover to make a complete egg.
If you’re someone who likes your vegetables crispy and crunchy, you might be rather disappointed. The garden salad was overcooked and soggy, not exactly how we have expected it to be. We were wondering why there weren’t any Gudetama-related garnished until we did a little search online. The sauce pan was supposed to come with a cover to make a complete egg. Hmm… too lazy to get out of the kitchen maybe?
Rib-“I” Don’t Care (SGD28.50)
Priced towards the higher end, the rib-eye steak is the only dish we would rate most value-for-money. The New Zealand grass-fed Angus rib-eye steak was accompanied by the (still) overcooked garden salad, a lazy-looking mashed potato and a creamy wild mushroom sauce. Two thumbs up for the plain-looking-but-surprisingly-tasty mashed potato and the creamy wild mushroom sauce. The fresh-tasting and juicy mushrooms in the sauce was pretty impressive. Extra sauce, please?
“Are you busy” burger (SGD27.50)
Having half of the pan filled with fries was such a pleasant sight. We can’t get enough of the fries, really! The burger was filled with two huge double prime beef patties, cheese slices, bacon and a sunny side up (which didn’t turn out as runny as it seemed). The beef patties were rather dry and hence didn’t quite leave an impression. Nothing too impressive with the burger except for the generous serving of fries.
“Straw-very Lazy” and “Hula Hula” (SGD8.50)
The Straw-very Lazy is made from strawberry-infused rose tea with lychees and blueberries. The Hula-Hula contains mango-infused rose tea with a whole and chopped strawberry bits. We’re not sure if Gudetama feels sort-of healthy or was he too lazy to sweeten the drink, it was just really bland. Not too impressive. However, you can choose from the wide range of fruit teas and smoothies (Banana-Chocolate or Matcha).
If you would like to take a look at the full menu, we have gotten it attached below for your reference. Do note that there is a separate kids menu which we did not manage to snap.
The Gudetama Cafe has a couple of desserts that are highly raved online. Sadly, we were too full to order any more so we gave it a miss. Don’t forget to check out the Gudetama-themed cake slices at the left of the entrance.
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