Okashi Gaku @ Suntec City, City Hall – Viral Japanese Cake Vending Machine Arrives in Singapore (Media)

I’m a sucker for cakes and snacks that come in cute packages, so when Okashi Gaku‘s cake-in-a-can first went viral on Japanese social media, I immediately added it to my bucket list for my next (if ever) trip. Fortunately, trying these cakes for ourselves will be a reality come 16 September, when its first overseas machine opens at the entrance of Eat at Seven in Suntec City

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While it’s marketed as a cake in a can, I daresay takeaway parfait is a more appropriate term for Okashi Gaku’s desserts. The cakes’ colourful and striking patterns bring to mind Yayaoi Kusama’s iconic dotted art installations. 

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The cakes are imported from Japan, so you can be sure the desserts you’re getting your hands on are from the OG store. With prices starting from $8.80, Okashi Gaku’s desserts are certainly some of the more expensive Japanese desserts around. 

There are three types of desserts to choose from: Shortcake Cans, Fuwa, Cans, and Egg Pudding Cans. The Shortcake Can ($11.80) is one of the more photogenic creations, with fresh strawberry slices layered with vanilla sponge and whipped cream to give the illusion of a shortcake slice’s cross-section. The cream is rich but not to point of being cloying, and there’s also a hidden surprise of tangy strawberry puree at the bottom! 

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Shortcake Can ($11.80)

Exclusive to Singapore are the Mango Chocolat, Tiramisu Can, and Matcha Cake Can which are also made in Japan. The Mango Chocolat Can ($9.80) is my favourite, with the light mango cream contrasting perfectly with the passionfruit jelly. For something simpler, go for the Egg Pudding Cans ($5.80) which is a plain vanilla pudding that’s just as tasty. 

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Mango Chocolat Can ($9.80)

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Tiramisu Can ($8.80)

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Matcha Cake Can ($8.80)

Okashi Gaku’s cake-in-a-can is bound to be every bit as popular as its original counterpart in Japan. It remains to be seen whether a queue will form during its launch on 16 September. In any case, it is a cute and portable dessert to grab after a satisfying lunch or dinner at Eat at Seven!  

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Address:3 Temasek Boulevard 03-306/307, 310 – 316, 331 Suntec City, Singapore 038983
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Nearest MRT: Promenade CC4/DT15

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