It was a Tuesday evening.
And at Geláre, it's Half Price Waffles Day !!!
Yup, you heard me right, it's HALF PRICE, a 50% off on freshly baked waffles. It's only valid for the plain waffles with syrup and whip cream only. But what's a Geláre Waffles without the all time fav Gelare ice-cream? Furthermore Geláre ice-cream is low in fat content and Geláre sorbets are 100% fat and dairy free. Whee~ Making one less guilty upon eating the ice-cream *wink*
And you know what, i actually forgotten to take a picture of the waffles. Anyway, what we had was a large waffle topped with whip cream and maple syrup and a scoop of Swiss Caramel Chocolate ice-cream.
The combination was simply lovely. Just that the maple syrup not really visible except you can see a few strands at the side of the plate to assure you that there was maple syrup. As usual, Geláre ice-cream doesn't disappoint (except for its Rum & Raisins which was an ultimate disappointment). Its freshly baked waffles was served warm, crispy on the outside; warm and soft on the inside!
Priced at $5.90 after 50% off, no wonder there's always a long queue on Tuesday at every Geláre outlet.
Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon $10.90
I love Caesar Salad! I will always order this if I caught it in the menu. This salad was a disappointment. I was expecting Romaine Lettuce with tiny bits of croutons. There were lettuce and croutons, but it wasn't Romaine lettuce, it was just some normal lettuce you buy in NTUC. The croutons wasn't fresh. It felt like some packet croutons with a heavy aftertaste. Shredded cheese was no where to be found neither could you trace the black pepper. Caesar dressing? Only bottled Mayonnaise squeezed on the salad. I still managed to finish up the salad eventhough the smoked salmon was too salty. I love veggies, what to do? *grin*
Seafood Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce $10.90
Sorry to say, the pasta didn't look appealing to me no matter how much i love seafood pasta. It looked pretty pathetic actually. Serving was small with little seafood. Only 2 miserable prawns and a few, probably 4 tiny pieces of squids which were both overcooked till rubbery texture. The only seafood that tasted "ok" was the fish bites, but it was small and limited in quantity too. After some tasting, we found out that it was actually shark's meat, which is a cheap-o kind of fish-lah. Disappointed. You can taste that the sauce should be some bottled sauce, not freshly cooked sauce. Overpriced, under-value pasta. What a let down!
Frappe Hazelnut Caramel Latte $5.40
Looked good? Please do not be deceived by its appearance. Both me and my makanmate found it diluted and a little yucky. How yucky to be called yucky, you might wonder? Let me described just a little more. Frappe - A beverage made of milk, flavoring, and ice cream, shaken or whipped until foamy. This one, the coffee and the cream part were separated, badly blended. I saw the separation process taking place slowly but surely, right in front of my eyes! Even after trying to blend it back manually by stirring with the straw and spoon, the shaved ice was just too rough and the coffee was just too diluted, close to tasteless. I felt Starbucks' Frappe is better even i'm not a Fan of Starbucks.
"Moral of the story : Only order Waffles and its ice-cream selection when you visit Geláre to avoid disappointment."
I'll still go back to Geláre, but definitely not for its main and salad.