Thursday, February 9, 2012

Waffling around


Does anyone remember Waffler's? That place down Duplication Road just before you reach the British Council? They used to serve delicious savoury waffles and had an open kitchen so you could see all the yumminess in the making. No? Oh well....

So yes, I had a great birthday, and thank you to all my friends who commented and wished me!

Yes, there was cake, the absolutely scrumptious type made by Mrs. G at Carlville Place... all soft and moist and slathered in chocolate icing. The Bumtrinket couldn't take her eyes off it, and I swear she was drooling all over her little shirt because I was too mean to share it with her! :) Some of my dearest friends popped over, and we had a great time talking about the "good old days". Better yet, Darling remembered how much I love cheese eclairs, and ordered some from Sponge, so my cup was full and overflowing.

Throughout the day, I was craving waffles. I loooo...ove waffles, the savoury ones for preference and used to be a devoted client of Waffler's. Perhaps they went bankrupt after I failed to drop by on a weekly basis. I make nice waffles too... used to, anyway. It seems too much of a hassle these days to clean out the waffle iron, search for the hand mixer, measure out the ingredients etc.

Colombo has many places that offer up waffles, but few that meet up to what I truly desire.Coffee Stop does an ok one, but it's very thick and only has sweet toppings. Thaprobane also offers up waffles during their Sunday Brunch, and these are much thinner and crispier and you have the option of walking around the buffet in search of creative toppings. But this would mean springing Rs.2000/- for the whole buffet and a bit of a waste if you're only interested in waffles.

Coco Varendah serves up a savoury waffle topped with sausages, bell pepper and cheese which is just awful! The dough is heavy and the waffle is hard so you have to chew through it untill your jaw aches. Sensal (Nawala) has freshly prepared waffles which are very nice, but also only have the sweet toppings. Oh, and avoid the caramel sauce at all costs. The Commons also had nice waffles, but the quality has gone down as of late. Waffles etc. at ODEL was also a bit of a let down. I mean, these aren't too bad, but a waffle is basically flour, butter milk and eggs. if you're dishing out Rs. 300-500/- for a waffle, there has to be some value for money.

After much... er... waffling, I decided to give harpo's another chance and try Park Street Mews.

ZOMG!!! Their ham, mushroom and cheese waffle is the best I've tasted... ever! It's quite large and filling, the waffle is crisp around the edges and soft in the middle. The cheese oozes over everything. In the words of Elizabeth Gilbert, I love that waffle so much, I believe it loves me in return. Waffles are only available from 3-7pm, BUT they were nice enough to make a couple from us "after hours".



If you like waffles, then this is a must try!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that you were trying/hoping to lose weight after the delivery? so, i assume this whole waffle-Cheese eclairs evening is not co-related? :P lol..!!

santhoshi said...

I loved wafflers too was sad when they shut down. Not bankrupt, the couple who ran it broke up.

Oh did not know that park street mews has yummy wafles will go try out. Commons and Harpos is gone down really bad.

GG said...

Wow! you are such a waffle expert!
I haven't had any since I've been back in SL, but will check it out. Baristas also do them, and there's a place down Dutugemunu rd in Kohuwala (past the junction twards Piliyandala -on your left) which a friend recommended, but haven't tried yet.

Dee said...

ooh ang...there's a waffle and smoothie shop in kohuwela, 120 road, opposite lyceum/the police station :D a nice gent who makes topping like devilled ham and mushrooms ect..yummeeee...take away tho.. :) check it out...called tropical tonic..i think they are on FB too

Angel said...

Anon: it was my birthday no?

Santhoshi: aiyo, didn't know the place had relationship issues...

GG, Dee: seems like you're talking about the same place... must try it out!

Janith Leanage said...

I love waffles. Have not had a good one like forever. You just made me hungry! :D

swijenaike said...

Yummy and happy birthday yummy mommy!

Knatolee said...

WOw! You Sri Lankans really know how to do waffles That photo is making me VERY hungry!

Anonymous said...

There's a one more Waffle place down 120 road before Kohuwala junc. Can't exactly remember the name but it has Waffle and Smoothies... :)

Only problem is they are running it like a play shop. mostly closed than open. But if you get lucky to get there when its open, you are in for a treat!

Angel said...

Thanks annon! Looks like Kohuwala has all the great waffle shops!