Bad Badtz-Maru is like one of my favourite childhood toy (am I revealing my age?) due to his weird facial expressions. Before the term “RBF” became famous, there was already Bad Badtz-Maru.

Singapore is having its first Gudetama X Bad Badz Maru pop-up café, at where else, Kumoya Café from 30 July 2020 (Thurs).

For those who are of a different generation, Bad Badtz-Maru (バッドばつ丸) is a male penguin with spiky hair.

In Japanese, “badtz” (batsu) is a term for “X”, the cross signifying a wrong answer. “Maru” means circle or “O”, and signifies a correct answer. Thus, his name figuratively means “wrong-correct”.

This is the first-ever cross-over pop-up café between 2 beloved Sanrio characters in Singapore and South East Asia.

This new double-team pop-up cafe will showcase new kawaii graphics never seen before for the pop-up café.

Since National Day is coming, the theme of “SingapoLAH!” is quite apt, in which dishes feature Gudetama and Bad Badtz-Maru will spout our very own brand of Singlish phrases.

Kumoya is a Japanese-French café which offers food with no pork and lard, and no alcohol. It is no stranger to character cafes, also behind Miffy Café, Cinnamoroll Café, Tokidoki, to Pusheen Cafe pop-up concepts.

The menu will features themed 5 mains, 4 desserts and 6 beverages, specially designed by @LittleMissBento (Shirley Wong) together with the Kumoya kitchen team.

Recommended dishes include the Relax Lah! Japanese Curry Seafood Rice ($28.90), Don’t Play Play Double Burger (S$26.90), a dish that consists of two double petite teriyaki chicken cutlet burger, and the dessert of Lazy Chocolate Ball of Surprise ($24.90) which contains something cute after you knock it open.

Shirley is also behind the menu design of several character cafes in Singapore, including the Gudetama Café and My Melody Café Singapore at Suntec City – both closed last year. So this is a revival of sorts.

Take note that the café is not Halal-certified, though it has no pork, no lard and no alcohol served.

Bad Badtz-Maru and Gudetama Pop-Up Café
Kumoya @ 8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 9.30pm, Last Order 30 minutes before closing (Tues – Sun) Closed Mon

Duration: 30 July 2020 (Thurs) to 1 Nov 2020 (Sun)

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