Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sweet Stone Parad'Ice
Waffles fall into the type of food category that hardly anyone gets bored of.
It carries a smell of nostalgia that most people would love to recall. I'm one of them.
Though in my household, waffles didn't make a regular appearance, it brings warmth when I think of them hot and fresh out of the waffle iron.
I'm like that. I have a thing for smells especially that associated to butter. I think butter is really God's miracle creation.
That unforgettable thick and creamy rich aromatic whiff that sinks in as you bite into a waffle or a butter cake or even in a bread and butter pudding. Sometimes, I think it's better than chocolate. sometimes :)
So anyway, I like waffles and I like them crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside and I think I've just found one particular one I really dig. They were featured recently in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Times. I visited them a while ago but didn't have time to post about it. But I shall, now. Because I think I have to share my wonderful experience with you!
Located at Golden Mile Food Centre at Beach Road, this cosy little stall is tucked in between a Western food stall and another hmm stall which I cannot remember! I think drink stall. Heh. I chanced upon it by accident and I think they've only been opened for 3 months.
Sweet Stone Parad'ice they're called and they sell Belgian 'Liege' waffles with chocolate dips, gelato and chocolate fondue. Here's a snapshot of their waffles dipped in rich chocolate:
It was phenomenal! I fell in love with their waffles and theirs are the kinds that lingers in your memory even after you've left the place.
I tried their coffee and super lemon gelato:
I'd have to be honest and say that their gelato are pretty ordinary. Well I liked the lemon one because it was really citrus-y and sour. Though I heard comments from other customers who had trouble eating it because it was too sour for their tastebuds. Heh. But there was another gelato flavour - Speculoos I think. Yes, I totally loved that. It's a flavour derived from a spice biscuit. I think it's German or Dutch. Can't remember.
The store is owned by two gentlemen who decided to be entrepreneurial and just go with this idea and guess what? It worked really well and they now have a loyalty programme. How cool is that?
I think they should start selling hot chocolate next :)
If you love waffles as much as me, please do head down and have a taste for yourself.
Sweet Stone Parad'ice
#01-67/76 Golden Mile Food Centre
505 Beach Road
Opens: 11:30am to 9:30pm, Closed on Mondays and Wednesdays.