You’ve had a long day. You’re spent, famished. Your stomach had growled embarrassingly audibly in front of your mates a minute ago and you feel your hunger fit coming around. You arrived at your dinner place, savouring the moment when your order is finally placed in front of you. You take your first bite.
Your food was shit.
You come out of the restaurant with a filled stomach but what is more uncomfortable than a stomach after an overly stuffed meal is the feeling of disappointing food (especially when you were that hungry). You know what I’m talking about, we’ve all been there at some point or another.
Luckily for those of us who always have another stomach reserved exclusively for dessert, you can forget about that disappointing dinner and make you feel like your night has just started all over again like only a good dessert place can: Wimbly Lu Chocolate Café Singapore.
Iced Chocolate with Baileys ($10.50+) :: Let me tell you, this cup of iced beverage here ain’t not a bimbo. Not only does it look as pretty as a vase, it also has an attitude and flavor strong enough to knock you out (not in the alcohol sense). It was proportionately blended such that you can effortlessly distinguish its distinctively flavors. I say an all-worthy drink to get for a little more oomph and depth to your after-dinner.
Root Beer Cake ($6+) :: It looks like a brownie but when you put it in your mouth, the rush of root beer greets you refreshingly. It felt like root beer in solid form but not to the extent of overpowering of the flavour. Have it with a scoop of the accompanying vanilla ice-cream and feel that wondrous, sinful mix of magic in your mouth. If you like root beer, you’ll like this.
Molten Lava Cake ($6+) :: You know how Adele said during her 2011 performance at The Royal Albert Hall that for each of her album, she has that “one song that moved me…so that I have the confidence to let people that I don’t know listen to my music”? If you’ve seen that top-class performance a dozen times on DVD you’ll know. Anyway, for me, Wimbly Lu’s Molten Lava Cake is the dessert to Adele’s Someone Like You for her record 21. It is the dessert I will get people to try if I bring them there.
Marvelous balance of being the right amount of crunch on the outside and moisture of the lava flowing out as you pry it open, the chocolate taste really thick and good in your mouth. Be sure to take the care in having this while it is still warm and not leave it to the last if you order a lot of dishes and it serves everything at one go. Don’t waste no divine stuff.
Waffle with Ice Cream ($8.50+) :: One of the lightest and airiest you’ll have of a waffle. I like that parts of the waffle were nearly charred to give that subtle burnt taste to the otherwise mundane waffle. Not too bad a course to order and share it amongst your friends. Though I wouldn’t suggest hoarding this as there are a lot more deserving options the Café has to offer.
Hazelnut Butterscotch Bar ($4.50+) :: Apparently another famed dish here at Wimbly Lu, save for the abovementioned Waffle. Our verdict? Chunky and considerably sizable, it is worth the $4.50 spent. Every crunchy bite of it was a complementary mix of nuts, stickiness and sweetness. The generous portion of nuts were spot on in counterpoising the sweetness.
Cosy interior decked with origami pieces and fairy lights hanging above you while you are seated along the brick wall, this place puts you in the right mood for conversations. Tucked serenely away in the estates of Lorong Chuan, Wimbly Lu is a hidden sanctuary where even though you may need some luck and effort to find a parking lot nearby or a train + bus ride + a short walk to get to, it is definitely worth all that effort. Also, isn’t it always nice to take a stroll under the moonlight after a good meal with lovely company to end your evening?
—> Note #1: Reservations are welcome 2 hours in advance (if tables are still available) except Fridays & Saturdays evenings.
—> Note #2: No GST charge.
Address: 15-2 Jalan Riang
Telephone: 6289 1489
Opening Hours: 1pm – 10:30pm (Tue – Fri); 9am – 11pm (Sat – Sun); Closed on Mondays.
Words and Photos by Kathleen (dined with The Chosen Glutton).