Creator Of Japan’s Viral Neko Shokupan Opens Cat-Themed Cafe In S’pore
The Nagoya-born pâtissier moved to Singapore in 2020, where he also acquired dessert chain Chocolate Origin.
Japan has no shortage of cutesy snacks, but it didn’t stop its citizens from going gaga over a kawaii take on a food staple: Neko Neko Shokupan, a bakery named after its star offering, cat-shaped milk bread.
The feline loaf first took Tokyo by storm in 2020 when Neko Neko Shokupan opened a kiosk within an outlet for Japanese bakery chain Heart Bread Antique. It later expanded to more kiosks in Japan, offering the neko shokupan in different flavours including seasonal picks, and various toppings like gelato.