Hvala Waffle Bar, a food stand, located at basement 3 of 313 Somerset Orchard. Though it is a food stand, one would have thought takeaway would be available, “No”. Hvala Waffle Bar does not do takeaway, as they are very persistent that you eat it right after it was prepared.
At Hvala Waffle Bar, as the name suggested, it offers Waffles. And one other item, Vanilla Soft Serve.
The way Hvala served its waffle is in a small portion and they sliced it in bite size for consumers’ convenience.
Hvala Waffle Bar offers a total 10 creations in 3 categories. First you have the Classics which are the pure waffle or with sauce. The second group is Fruitalicious and you might have already guessed from the name. Yup! It is waffles with various fruit toppings. Lastly, the Timeless Dessert section which I would describe as with any other toppings such as cookies, cream, marshmallow and more.
Should you not find any that you are keen to try from the 10 Hvala’s creation, there is an option of creating your own.
I thought Strawberry Balsamico was an interesting flavour. I was in full expectancy while the result was a little disappointing. The waffle isn’t the slightest crispy kind. In fact, not even the outer layer. The waffle texture is very much bread-like with a good eggy, vanilla flavour. The pairing of waffle with whipped cream went well and of course the strawberry which is no doubt. The strawberry balsmico was drizzled over the whipped cream but I suppose it was too light till I couldn’t savour the flavour.
Vanilla Soft Serve
With every purchase of waffle, add $2.50 for a cup of Vanilla Soft Serve. I always like waffle with ice cream and I grab hold of this deal.
There are three choices of sauce for the soft serve; salted caramel, chocolate and maple syrup. I chose salted caramel.
The Vanilla Soft Serve is full of natural vanilla flavour. It doesn’t taste like vanilla essence. The Salted Caramel sauce did not have much briny taste, instead mainly the sweet caramel flavour.
My personal preference with waffle is soft, fluffy and moist in the inside and crispy on the outside. It would be prefect if it melt in the mouth. Neither do I like the ultra crispy type of waffle. In other words, this isn’t my favourite type of waffle as it was bread-like and with no crispy factor.
As for topping, all the more it is down to personal preference.
Some suggestion, I hope to see savoury topping for the waffle and not only sweets one. And some more bold or rather more creative or maybe unusual topping flavours as well.
As it is a food stand, without takeaway, as in providing carriers, I still find it a little inconvenience, though I know there will be some compromise to the taste which I would chose to accept.
The best part of the waffle is probably the size which I need not worry about ordering and not finishing it. And since it is sliced into bite size making it a convenience street snack. As you could degust while shopping.
Hvala Waffle Bar
313 Orchard Road B3-50, 313 Somerset, Singapore 238865
Daily 1100 to 2200
- North South line – Somerset station
- alight at Somerset Station along Somerset Road 7. 14, 14e, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 971E
- alight at Midpoint Orchard along Orchard Road 7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502
- alight opposite Mandarin Orchard along Orchard Road 36, 77, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 190, 518, 700, 700A