Not too long ago, there would be a long-long queue for Baked Japanese Sweet potatoes outside Don Don Donki, in which customers would wait by the hour to get their hands on one or two of them.
Now, not so long or no queue.
Part of the reason is that there are many more Don Don Donki branches around, and price increased from the initial $2 to the current $2.80. Also, not so “trending” anymore.
If sweet potatoes are still your thing, you can go for these organic and healthy Korean Sweet Potatoes with a honey sweet taste.
Guma Guma is located at the basement 2 of Vivocity, a little kiosk owned by a Korean couple serving just Baked Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Potato Latte.
They seem rather friendly (and loving) and would gladly answer your questions.
The kiosk is so named, as ”goguma” means “sweet potatoes” in Korean.
The tubers are sold for $2.90 for one, $14.50 for five, $29.00 for ten. Unfortunately, there are no further discounts the more you get.
A combination with a Latte is priced at $7.20.
Compared to the other brand, this seems to be a fatter, softer, steaming hot version, with beautiful-purple skin and fleshy yellow inside.
However, it may lack of the ‘caramelisation’ and thus that added smoky-sweetness which would be a draw.
Of the two I bought, one was really delicious – full, nutrient packed and the perfect amount of sweetness; while the other was too fibrous.
So I guess it depends on your luck?
As for the Latte, an entire sweet potato is blended with full-cream milk, added with ice and cinnamon powder.
This feels so much more ‘real’ compared to many other similar drinks in the market, though drinking an entire cup yourself could mean no-more-stomach-space for dinner.
#B2-K12 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)