Waffle Slayer @ 37 Kampong Bahru Road

The elusive entrance of Waffle Slayer.

The elusive entrance of Waffle Slayer.

Waffle Slayer is an expansion from Strangers’ Reunion. It is housed in Strangers’ old space, with Strangers’ moving next door. As you guessed it, Waffle Slayer specializes in waffles and has both sweet & savoury waffles to offer. Waffle Slayer was created from the popularity of Strangers’ buttermilk waffles, thus the expansion, to supply the demand and also to come up with new innovative waffles.

Interior of Waffle Slayer.

Interior of Waffle Slayer.

Cabinet with a few knick-knacks that are for sale.

Cabinet with a few knick-knacks that are for sale.

Further into Waffle Slayer. Kitchen on the left.

Further into Waffle Slayer. Kitchen on the left.

Aesthetic
As said earlier, Waffle Slayer is housed in Strangers’ Reunion’s old space. The place is very small and quite cramped, which is probably why Strangers’ moved next door, to a bigger area. In terms of decor, the place is quite similar to Strangers’, with white walls & exposed ceilings. Some leftover chairs from Strangers’ are used as seats. The furniture of Waffle Slayer are all very mixed, with various types of antique chairs & tables filling the space. Almost every furniture is different from one another, making the place feel like some vintage pawn shop.

Sidenote
I did notice the staff shuffling between Strangers’ & Waffle Slayer constantly. Unfortunately, the only link between the two places is either at the back or the front entrance of Waffle Slayer. While sitting in front, the staff kept entering and exiting the place. (Which of course, if you sit at the front, you would start to get annoyed after a while.) I do find it a pity that the two places do not have a proper connection to one another.

Menu of Waffle Slayer.

Menu of Waffle Slayer.

Food
True to its name, Waffle Slayer specializes in waffles, with choices of either sweet or savoury waffles. The place is definitely cashing in on the current waffle craze, by offering quite a few innovative waffles, such as Squid Ink. Price-wise, it’s all above the 10 dollar mark, which is common for waffles. Their savoury ones cost quite a bit more though, not sure why. Perhaps squid ink is expensive?

During my visit, my friends and I ordered a total of 7 waffles. Sadly, the timing between the first and last waffle was around 30 minutes. By the time the last waffle arrived, my friends had finished their waffles. It seemed like the place only has around 3 waffle machines, which could be a problem when there is a sudden high demand for waffles. The staff did apologize for the wait, stating that it was due to the waffle machine being “cranky”.

Sidenote
You can actually order items from Strangers’ in Waffle Slayer. They also have cakes in their dessert display which are also from Strangers’ on sale. I’m not sure whether you can order Waffle Slayer waffles while at Strangers’ though, which I find kind of perplexing.

Apple & Almond Crumble Buttermilk Waffle ($14.90) With Vanilla Ice-cream. This was one of the waffles that my friend ordered and the first one that arrived. He commented that it was pretty good. I am impressed with the ice-cream though, it held up throughout my incessant photo-taking without a hint of melting. So that's one good point for their ice-cream. (There are some places where their ice-cream would instantly melt once it hit the warm waffle)

Apple & Almond Crumble Buttermilk Waffle ($14.90)
With Vanilla Ice-cream.
This was one of the waffles that my friend ordered and the first one that arrived. He commented that it was pretty good.
I was impressed with the ice-cream though, it held up throughout my incessant photo-taking without a hint of melting. So that’s one good point for their ice-cream. (There are some places where their ice-cream would instantly melt once it hit the warm waffle)

Matcha Buttermilk Waffle ($14.90) With Azuki & Vanilla ice-cream. The second one that arrived. Two of this were ordered my two other friends. Presentation was good. When I asked them how the waffles tasted, one mentioned it was not bad, one said it was so-so.

Matcha Buttermilk Waffle ($14.90)
With Azuki & Vanilla ice-cream.
The second one that arrived. Two of my friends ordered this each. Presentation was good. When I asked them how the waffles tasted, one mentioned it was not bad, one said it was so-so.

Buttermilk Waffles with Turkey Salad ($17.90) With Pineapple Jam & Mixed Greens The fourth one that arrived. This was one of the waffles that I ordered. I didn't really try most of the waffles that my group of friends had, only the two I ordered and the Red Velvet. This was their special savoury waffle that day. It changes from time to time. I did quite like this, the turkey salad compliment the waffle. I really like the concept of it as well. My only gripe with it is that there wasn't enough turkey salad!

Buttermilk Waffles with Turkey Salad ($17.90)
With Pineapple Jam & Mixed Greens
The fourth one that arrived. This was one of the waffles that I ordered. I didn’t really try most of the waffles that my group of friends had, only the two I ordered and the Red Velvet.
This was their special savoury waffle that day. It changes from time to time. I did quite like this, the turkey salad compliment the waffle. I really like the concept of it as well. My only gripe with it is that there wasn’t enough turkey salad!

Red Velvet Buttermilk Waffle ($14.90) With Pistachio Tuile, Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla Ice-cream Now I did managed to try a little bit of this. There was only a slight taste to the Red Velvet waffle unfortunately. The toppings were good though. Presentation was lovely as well.

Red Velvet Buttermilk Waffle ($14.90)
With Pistachio Tuile, Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla Ice-cream
Now I did managed to try a little bit of this. There was only a slight taste to the Red Velvet waffle unfortunately. The toppings were good though. Presentation was lovely as well.

Squid Ink Waffle with Smoked Salmon ($18.90) Poached Egg & Hollandaise My friend who ordered this said he really liked the whole dish. He especially loved the idea of a poached egg on top of the savoury waffle. Another great concept for a waffle.

Squid Ink Waffle with Smoked Salmon ($18.90)
Poached Egg & Hollandaise
My friend who ordered this said he really liked the whole dish. He especially loved the idea of a poached egg on top of the savoury waffle. Another great concept for a waffle.

Squid Ink Waffle with Dijon Maple Bacon ($18.90) Pistachio Tuile, Vanilla Ice-cream Who would pass up bacon? This was easily one of the waffles that I really wanted to try at Waffle Slayer. This was the last waffle served, and it took around 10 minutes after the previous waffle to arrive. (Cranky waffle iron!) Great concept again for waffles, though I did felt that the execution fell flat here. I felt the waffle was quite dry here, which made me think that it was like bread. (My first time associating waffles with bread.) Not much taste was in the waffle as well. The toppings were nice though. I did like the Dijon Maple Bacon. It reminded my friends and I of sweet "Bak Kwa".

Squid Ink Waffle with Dijon Maple Bacon ($18.90)
Pistachio Tuile, Vanilla Ice-cream
Who would pass up bacon? This was easily one of the waffles that I really wanted to try at Waffle Slayer. This was the last waffle served, and it took around 10 minutes after the previous waffle to arrive. (Cranky waffle iron!)
Great concept again for waffles, though I did felt that the execution fell flat here. The waffle was quite dry, which made me think that it was like bread. (My first time associating waffles with bread.) Not much taste was in the waffle as well. It would have been nice if both squid ink waffles were darker though (perhaps more squid ink needed), the color seemed more of chocolate.
The toppings were nice though. I did like the Dijon Maple Bacon. It reminded my friends and I of sweet “Bak Kwa”.

Group shot of the waffles.

Group shot of the waffles.

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Waffle Slayer definitely garners a visit if you have not been there. I do appreciate their unique take and creativity on their waffle concept. Especially with how many cafes that serve waffles now, it’s nice to have something special/new. Unfortunately, I do think more of their waffles are misses rather than hits, which is the basic essence of their dishes. Most of my friends comments were either “Just okay.” or “Not bad.” I think it’s best if you stick with their Buttermilk waffles, which seems to be the best of all their waffles that they offer and what Strangers’ was best known for. For me, I’ll go back just for the other waffles that I didn’t try, but once I’ve tried them all, I probably won’t go back. I’ll rather make a visit to Strangers’ Reunion instead.

Rating

Food
6/10
Aesthetic
6.5/10
Price
6/10
Service
7/10

Waffle Slayer

37 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169356
(Nearest train station: Outram)
Contact: 6222 4869
Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/WaffleSlayerSG

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