Take a bite from these Yayoi Kusama inspired treats

Take a bite from these Yayoi Kusama inspired treats


Text: Janice Sim

Now that you’ve seen it, it’s time to taste it

Dots, nets, pumpkins, and infinity rooms galore — it's hard to have missed the finest works from the Yayoi Kusama exhibition since her debut at the National Gallery Singapore, especially since they've relentlessly made their way on our Instagram feeds.  

But here's a delicious way to celebrate the arrival of the world's most enigmatic artist on our shores — you can now indulge in intricate treats ignited by Kusama's most iconic installations. Here's not one, not two, but three hotspots in the heart of our city that serve up a whimsical Yayoi Kusama afternoon tea delight.

Gallery & Co.

Talk about an immersive experience — the resident lifestyle concept store at the National Gallery Singapore got their very own Kusama makeover, thoroughly clotted with a slew of graphic dots to celebrate her exhibition. Make sure you visit their café to try out their vibrant offerings, comprising of coconut mousse, shimeji mushrooms, dragon fruit and bubble tea balls that are plated to resemble the legendary artworks of Kusama in a culinary form.

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National Gallery Singapore, Tel: 6385 6683

Aura Sky Lounge

If you prefer an intimate setting, the Aura Sky Lounge is the perfect spot for a weekend soiree with your girlfriends. Hopping onto the Kusama bandwagon, the rooftop space serves up a selection of gourmet snacks and pastries in their Hi-Tea menu, each individually curated to highlight the colourful and whimsical elements from the exhibition. Dig in to sumptuous treats like Black Cod Mousse Crostino with Smoked Yolk & Lemon Glaze and their delectable Momotaro Tomato & Basil Jelly, topped with burrata cheese foam and vanilla dust. In dire need of a drink? A special cocktail, named the Rainbow Palette, is your saviour of the day — featuring a blend of Kakubin Japanese whisky, Amaretto Disaronno and blood orange liqueur.

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#05-03/#06-02 National Gallery Singapore, Tel: 6866 1977

The Fullerton Hotel

It might be the only place on this list that isn't located within the National Gallery Singapore, but that didn't stop executive pastry chef, Enrico Pezzelato, from hopping on the bandwagon. A fan of the iconic artist himself, he made sure his specially crafted sweets stayed true to Kusama's artworks — try standouts like a cube of lychee mousse freckled with dots, inspired by the installation 'Gleaming Lights of the Souls', and a chocolate mousse embellished with a blue choc disc, mimicking her famed artwork 'I Want To Live Forever'. Repeat after us: The beauty lies in the details. 

yayoi kusama fullerton hotel afternoon tea

The Fullerton Hotel, Tel: 6733 8388