Ever heard of Pompompurin, the golden retriever Sanrio character that wears a trademark brown beret? I bet it was part of your childhood – after all, Pompompurin was twice voted the Most Popular Sanrio Character in the Strawberry News, a magazine published by Sanrio, and it was also given first place during the Sanrio Character ranking in 2015.
Seeing the Pompompurin merchandise, furniture and wall art that are plastered everywhere in Pompompurin Café Singapore, fans will definitely be hyped up. The café covers a space of 1,900 square feet in Orchard Central, and the canine-themed decoration and adorably cute Pompompurin-shaped food and drinks served on the menu are bound to get you squealing incessantly. Furthermore, to add on to Pompompurin Café Singapore’s unique features, its “garden city” theme is in tandem to Singapore’s local culture, inspired by Singapore’s lush greenery and worldwide recognition as a garden city. In addition to the multitude of Pompompurin seats available for customers, there are also four 4-seater booths called “Tomodachi House” (Friends House), featuring one of Pompompurin’s friends each, namely Bagel the Squirrel, Coconut the Monkey, Mint the Frog and Macaroon the Golden Retriever.
Before you even ask about souvenirs, the answer to this question is an enthusiastic yes – collectibles that come along with meal sets are available! The Pompompurin collectible mug that is included in many of the dishes, including Mushroom and Bacon Carbonara ($26.99) and Bagel’s Special: Pancake Tower ($21.99), is simply adorable and is definitely the perfect keepsake to remember your dining experience at Pompompurin Cafe Singapore by.
If that isn’t enough to win you over, let me assure you that the meals are bound to have you eagerly snapping photographs to post on your social media account due to its delicately designed Pompompurin-shaped platters, even though it might be overpriced and merely average. After all, at the end of the day, it is the whole Pompompurin package you are paying for, not only the dish or drink itself, isn’t it? That being said, food options are also plentiful, with mouth-watering menu choices. Some of the more popular and photogenic dishes include Taco Rice in a Cup of Friendship ($19.99), Pompompurin’s Beef Stroganoff ($18.99) and Pompompurin’s Coconut Milk Chicken Curry ($17.99).
Chloe Kho (2P)