Hello all Foodies! This time I will share about my dining experience in Hong Kong. One of the famous cafe there was Gudetama Cafe by Izumi Curry. I ♥ Gudetama. So, I came far away from Jakarta – Mong Kok – Kwun Tong to meet the famous Japanese lazy egg mascot! After transforming into cute dim sum at Dim Sum Icon, Gudetama finds its way to transform into Japanese udon and curry rice.
The craze over Gudetama continues in Hong Kong as Izumi Curry located at The One Shopping Mall on the Basement floor. If you are not aware, Gudetama is one of sanrio character that was created in year 2013. Think Gudetama table-top, chairs in the shape of egg shells, Gudetama cushions, mugs and food. Amazing!!!
The place was fully decorated with Gudetama-theme and even the chairs are in egg shape. There are plushies at the seating area where customers could grab it and took photos with it. There is also Gudetama merchandise store next to the café that sells the miniatures of Gudetama and many more. We looked through the limited menu list and decided on our order.
We decided on 3 sets which costs us additional HKD18 ~S$3.60 that comes with a drink (apple juice or orange juice) each. In case you are wondering the waiting time, the foods were served within 15 minutes, since it was not crowded and only 2 tables filled.
The foods are coming! The frowning lazy-sleepy face of Gudetama was present in almost every dish in the form of egg, be it hard boiled, half-boiled or scrambled. All of the set menus were so cute ♥♥♥
Looking from the appearance, the look of Gudetama was so irritating and too cute to be eaten! The stylist was so good and very photogenic. The aroma of curry was quiet good. However, the taste was so-so. Good looking, but not good to eat. The yellow rice wrapped in a pink, soft and non-crispy bacon, covered by the sunny egg. The sausage was standard, quiet crispy on the surface. The bacon was bad, tasteless. The curry was quiet good.
The pork fillet was quiet crispy and dry. The rice was tasteless, but you can eat it with the tasty curry gravy. Not too bad, although it was not worth with the price.
Our favourite was the Hamburger Steak And Cheese Curry Rice with an irritated-looking Gudetama lying on top of the minced beef. The beef was tender and the cheese was yummy! Not too creamy, but blended well with the beef and curry rice.
The disappointing point was the juice was not fresh. We ordered the set menu with orange and apple juice. We thought they were fresh juice, but instead, they were instant juice! For me, the foods were overprice with low quality of ingredient, especially for the juice. Perhaps, we could get more of fresh juice and fresh ingredients.
Overall, the cafe had awesome interior design, especially the Gudetama stuffs. Really enjoying my lunch time there with my family. If you are a Gudetama lover, you wouldn’t want to miss this. I would not suggest you to have a delicious and affordable meal in this place.
Gudetama Café by Izumi Curry
YATA, LG/F, apm Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road (Kwun Tong MTR Exit A2)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm (Mon-Sun)
YATA Gudetama cafe by Izumi Curry
YATA, LG/F, apm Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong
Direction: Exit A2 from Kwun Tong MTR Station.