I have been eating waffles for breakfast almost every weekend this month. From time to time, I get these intense cravings for a specific type of food and spend my weekends seeking out different places to satisfy these cravings.
So far, I rate the waffles at Creamier and Assembly Cafe to be my favorites. I thought the ones at Wimbly Lu were quite good on their own, but the entire ice-cream-and-waffles package still lacks the oomph-factor (present in Assembly Cafe’s waffles) that would make me want to go back again, unless I am in the vicinity.
My waffle craving brought me to the latest cafe called FatCat Ice Cream Bar in a HDB block in Bedok North. I saw a photograph of their charcoal waffles in a friend’s Instagram, and have been wanting to check it out for a while. I was told that there is a limited number of charcoal waffles each day, so I should get there as early as possible. Not sure why there should be a daily limit (surely, it cannot be too difficult to get hold of charcoal powder in Singapore?) but it certainly is a good marketing move.
Besides the charcoal waffles, the other option is brown butter waffles which sounded just as appealing. I decided on the charcoal waffles and two scoops of ice cream: pistachio and vanilla. I also gave in to temptation and ordered the salted egg yolk sauce.
The texture of the waffles were good – moist and fluffy, but I wished that it was crispier and could do with a bit more flavor. I liked the pistachio ice cream and the lavender- salted caramel sauce. The fragrance from the lavender buds lent a lovely touch to the caramel sauce. Unfortunately, the luscious looking salted egg yolk sauce was underwhelmed by all that ice cream and salted caramel sweetness, so I wouldn’t order it again the next time. It is like consuming all the calories in the salted egg yolk sauce but without having the pleasure of tasting it.
Would I go back to FatCat again? Yes, I would, whenever I have a craving for waffles and do not want to drive to Assembly Cafe. It is a huge bonus to have a good waffle place close to home which comes with plenty of parking space.
Next, I have Little Wimbly Lu and a couple of new joints in Changi Village that I want to check out.
FatCat Ice Cream Bar
Address: 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, Singapore 460416
Check here for opening hours.