Montana Brew Bar
Seriously, I think it's high time I go on a major diet T_____T especially after all that Chinese New Year binging. Anyhow, I had a 'sundate' with the bff and Stella last Sunday to go have waffles at Montana Brew Bar. Now I've never heard about this place prior to going there, it was all Stella's idea because she wanted to find food kakis (actually just a sad excuse for all 3 of us to remain fat >_<) so we made plans to go there and then head for karaoke after that to ensure we do not come out simply just to eat LOL.
Located on Level 1 at POMO, I had expected their space to be larger but it was pretty comparable to the Ya Kun store next door. Nevertheless, it was constantly filled with patrons the entire time we were there so business is definitely brisk - I think it helps that SOTA is just next door and students from the other schools can also pop by for a quick coffee and dessert fix.
It's a pretty fuss-free café - select what you'd like to have and head to the counter to place your order. Pay for your food and beverages, collect a number tag and wait for the items to be served to you when done. I didn't try their signature coffee beverages because I was literally melting under the sun on the way to POMO so I opted for an iced beverage instead. The three of us ordered a salad and two savoury waffles to share.
My iced lemon tea was quite nice although a tad too sweet. I tasted the other 2 drinks as well and have to say that I liked the Lemonade best - refreshing without being overly sour!
Now onto the grub! First up, we had the Smoked Salmon Japanese Sesame Salad.
Loved the taste of sesame salad dressing in it! It was very yummy really and the whole concoction of mixing the salad with salmon (couldn't really taste the smoked flavour) together with cheese and sesame salad dressing was awesome. Portions were fairly generous and we easily finished it among the three of us.
Moving on to the highlight - waffles! Here is the Truffle Mac & Cheese waffle which I was dying to try. Anything with truffle in it, Paula will be there :P
The waffle is stuffed with mac & cheese and it was soooooooo yummy! Crunchy waffle, soft chewy gooey cheesy goodness on the inside. My only grouse was that I could smell the truffle on the waffle but cannot really taste it :/ Oh and the dip that comes with this dish is quite nice although quite watery. Initially I thought it was a salsa sauce but it was really watery and the bff commented that it, I quote 'taste like fish curry leh' but it was alright for me.
Final dish was the Southern Fried Chicken Wafflewich which as the name clearly suggests is meant to emulate a sandwich with waffle as the base.
The waffle here is very crispy and lighter in texture compared to the truffle mac & cheese one. While I enjoyed the combination of the chicken together with the waffle, I didn't really like the taste of the salad slaw. It just tasted funny so I was picking it out from my portion and eating it simply with just the chicken and waffle.
All in all I enjoyed dining at this café because I am always on the hunt for good waffle places and while it was a pity I couldn't try the coffee, I will definitely go back to try them together with that really yummy sounding matcha waffle and red velvet waffle.