A play of the word “Goma” which means “black sesame” in Japanese, GAMO is a Muslim-owned Japanese-inspired bakery café serving up croissants (including the viral circular croissant), cakes, tarts, and croissant-sandwiches.

Opened by co-owner pastry chef Shah Sarifi, she had former experience working in 5-stars hotels.

GAMO is the newest kid on the block at Bras Basah Complex, in addition to Narrative Coffee Stand.

By the way, Bras Basah Complex was once a huge part of my childhood with the largest POPULAR Bookstore, second-hand bookstores, arts & stationery shops and musical instrument stores.

Good that there is another cafe there, which is of proximity to City Hall MRT station.

Japanese flavours are incorporated into the pastries using French pastries-making techniques.

Quality ingredients imported from France such as T55 French flour and Elle & Vire butter are also used for their bakes.

A selection of pastries is always displayed on the shelves, ranging from French Butter Croissant ($4) to Double Chocolate ($5), Pain Au Suisse ($6), Chocolate Hazelnut Hard Roll ($3), Chicken Sausage Croissant ($7.50) and Kani Crab Mentaiko Croissant ($8).

There is typically a wider display available during the weekends.

I had the Kani Crab Mentaiko Croissant ($8) topped with restaurant grade crab sticks, seaweed and Mentaiko sauce.

It has a savoury and spicy tinge in the flavours, balanced by the sweet and buttery taste of the croissant.

Crispy on the outside, their croissant tend to be on the denser and fluffy side instead of having airy pockets.

For the sweet-tooths, go for their cakes and tarts such as the Strawberry Mochi Tart ($12.50), Hazelnut Royaltine ($12.50), Matcha Yuzu Lychee Cake ($11) and Dark Chocolate Keki ($11).

I enjoyed the Matcha Yuzu Lychee Cake ($11) made of matcha mousse with a layer of yuzu in it that adds a citrusy tang to the earthly flavours of the matcha.

The overall wasn’t as sweet, but light and refreshing.

GAMO has also released their version of the viral Circular Croissants that is taking social media by storm.

Note that these are available only during the weekends in 2 different flavours: Kaya and Black Sesame.

The Kaya Circular Croissant called the “Croons” looked like a standing Kouign-amann filled with kaya, so that customers can enjoy the crispy exterior contrasted with smooth fillings. Slightly on the sweet side though.

Drinks-wise, diners can expect the usual Black ($5), White ($5.50), Caramel Macchiato ($7), Kopi ($3), Matcha ($6.80) and Chocolate ($6.80).

Bras Basah Complex #01-75, 231 Bain Street, Singapore 180231
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.


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