Hvala means “Thank You” in Croatian. Young couple Benmin and Lynette launched their waffle bar a few months ago, which embraces the concept of waffle on-the-go. They have revamped their menu a few times, bringing to us innovative creations. When I saw pictures of Hvala’s latest creation “Puffle with Soft Serve” on Instagram, I knew I had to try it out ASAP.
Located in the inner section at B3 of Somerset 313, you’ll definitely stumble across this bright purple Hvala sign. With the new trend of soft serve going on, it is undoubtedly intense competition for them to open their waffle bar just a few shops away from Llao Llao.
Puffle with Vanilla Premium Soft Serve + 2 Toppings (SGD 7.90)
Inspired by Hong Kong’s Oddies Foodies, Hvala tweaked their waffle recipe slightly to make puffles (known as eggettes, egg waffles, gaidaan jai, 鸡蛋仔 in Hong Kong). Their puffle was made on the spot, so it came out hot and crispy. The contrasting combination of hot puffle with cold vanilla soft serve is just pure heaven.
For the puffle, you can choose either chocolate sauce or maple syrup whereas for the soft serve, their popular sauces are salted caramel and black sesame sauce. I even ordered another mini soft serve in a cup (SGD3.90) just to try their black sesame sauce even though I knew I couldn’t finish both. I’m so greedy. 😛 I really like the fact that they make their sauces from scratch, both the salted caramel and black sesame were delish, but you should give their black sesame sauce a go (salted caramel is too conventional nowadays). Furthermore, Hvala’s premium soft serve is made from vanilla beans, so it’s certainly better than your average soft serve.
I chose mini marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs for my toppings. You can always add one more dollar for an additional topping. 🙂
Hvala also sells a selection of other items, such as normal waffles/cakes in a cup and waffle sticks. They have different flavours for their waffle sticks, but you can always customize your own toppings. 😀
Hvala has transformed how waffles are being eaten, from plate to cup to puffle! Highly recommended if you’re a waffle fan. 🙂
P.S. Their puffles are available for a limited time only, so catch them before it ends!
Hvala Waffle Bar
313 @ Somerset #B3-50, 313 Orchard Road Singapore 238895
Mon to Sun: 11am – 10pm