Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 02:00
Sun: 12:00 - 23:00
Serving a wide variety of ice cream flavours, homemade waffles, and cakes, Salted Caramel is located along Upper Thomson Road.
While exploring Upper Thomson Road, we stumbled upon Salted Caramel, which prides itself on its artisan ice cream. Well, the ice-cream flavours were pretty common and nothing too unique. And there weren’t any strong appeal either. We did try their Salted Caramel and Rum & Raisins ice-cream, but they were just mediocre. Eventually, we settled for their Chocolate Rum Truffle Cake. Well, we like chocolate, we like rum, we like truffle – hence we were hoping that the combination of these 3 factors in 1 cake will blow us away.
Firstly, the use of chocolate rice as a decoration severely degraded the standard of the Chocolate Rum Truffle Cake. We have tried so many chocolate cakes from various places like P.S. Cafe, 1-Caramel, Canele, Cedele etc and none of them makes use of chocolate rice in their cakes. Well, the reason is obvious, the looks and taste of chocolate rice just brings down the quality of the cake.
Secondly, the chocolate used isn’t of premium quality and it was very coarse. The Truffle cake was not smooth at all. In fact, we felt that it was a very crude, unpolished, unrefined slice of chocolate cake. The taste and texture was very amateurish and should have never left the kitchen to be displayed for sale.
Thirdly, the raisins used in the cake was of very poor quality. The raisins reminded us of those prepacked “8-treasures” preserved fruits we see during Chinese New Year. Rather than adding flavour or juiciness to the cake, the raisins pretty much compounded the poor standard of the Chocolate Rum Truffle Cake.
Lastly, there was absolutely no alcoholic rum taste.
With its current standards, Salted Caramel will not be able to rise in ranks and reach the quality exhibited by 1-Caramel. Similar names, but a definite stark contrast.
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i had waffle with double scoop of ice cream when i was here,I had the double scoope of ice cream and waffles. I had the nutella and chocolate serbet flavour and it was AMAZING! they had complimentary plain water given there which could save a lot of costs since the drinks there were quite pricey.. The waffles was well done, it was crunchy on the crust and soft on the inside just like how i love my waffles to be! If u are at upper thomson and looking for dessert place do drop by here!!
Salted caramel waffles are definitely one of my favourites, however the standard fluctuates here and there. On some days, the waffles are really good as usual but sometimes they overcooked it and it becomes a little hard.
Their ice cream flavours are indeed unique, and one of my latest favourite is the Speculoos ice cream. It is not too sweet but yet, you could really taste the Speculoos.
Their serbets are not too bad too, I usually order the raspberry one if I'm getting the serbet. I love the sour and fruity combination of their raspberry serbet.
However, one thing I really detest about Salted Caramel is definitely the size of their scoop. It is wayyy smaller than the size of a fist and somehow it feels like it is getting smaller and smaller as the years go by. Hope that they won't decrease the size anymore, it is really a turn off.