Hotpot Restaurant in Boat Quay is Filled with Doraemon Figurines & Even Retro Comic Books

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What exactly do a hotpot restaurant and a robotic blue cat have in common?

Nothing much to be honest.

But if you enjoy a warm, simmering pot of delicious broth accompanied by your childhood characters from Doraemon, you might want to check out Tong Xin Ru Yi Traditional Hot Pot at Boat Quay.

The hotpot restaurant is celebrating Doraemon’s 50th anniversary with its private collection of limited edition Doraemon collectables.

Though they are not for sale, you’ll be able to snap many pictures of these familiar faces when you dine at the restaurant!

Catch both the blue, earless Doraemon we’re familiar with and his original form at Tong Xin Ru Yi. The yellow Doraemon was how he originally looked like before he was sent back in the past to help Nobita.


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There’s even an eye-catching Doraemon art piece hung on the wall. By Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, the piece is part of his Doraemon collection. Bright colours and the use of flowers is a unique feature of Murakami’s art style, thus leading him to be dubbed as “the Warhol of Japan”.

Figurines of Nobita, Shizuka, Suneo and Takeshi (or “Gian” rather) are displayed too!


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It’s probably safe to say that most of us grew up watching Doraemon on the TV. Though if you would like to have a peek at how the manga collection (that was published in the 1970s) looks like, the volumes are on display as well.

In addition to the already expansive collection, the restaurant even has a miniature set of Nobita’s house!


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Did you know that Doraemon was appointed as Japan’s first “anime ambassador” by their foreign ministry in 2008? *Cries* Most of us have achieved less than a fictional character.

Tong Xin Ru Yi Traditional Hot Pot

Typically, hotpot involves cooking the raw ingredients by yourself. However, at Tong Xin Ru Yi, the hearty broths already come with ingredients, making them even more flavourful from the get-go.


Don’t we all just wish that our stomachs (and wallets) were as limitless as Doraemon’s 4D pocket? To see the full menu, visit their website here.

If you’re a fan of Doraemon, you’ve probably heard of the new movie which is already screening in local theatres. To find out more about Stand By Me 2, click here.

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