Saturday, October 20, 2012

Valrhona Lava Cake at Saizeriya

Valrhona Lava Cake

Saizeriya is an amusing place. One doesn't exactly go there for quality; it's really not much more than a notch above cafeteria-grade food after all. But it's also shockingly dirt cheap, and I'm guilty of going there once in a while just to get a quick S$4 (US$3.20) plate of pasta, a S$4 salad, and a S$4 glass of red wine, albeit an ice-cold refrigerated (!) glass of wine at that. And the other day, I noticed that they were now offering a S$6 (US$5) lava cake for dessert, featuring none other than Valrhona chocolate, of all things.

Yep, that's right. While Morton's is known for its (formerly Godiva-based) molten lava cake, these guys now have a Valrhona lava cake, but at Saizeriya prices. And after dinner tonight, this sounded like exactly the thing I needed to try to purge my mouth of that garlic nastiness (even *I* couldn't stand my own breath!).

Alas, you get what you pay for. You may notice that they didn't call it *molten* lava cake, and it became clear when I cut into it, hoping to see chocolate oozing out of it. It didn't. It just stayed there in a mushy lump together with the cake itself, eliciting a bit of a chuckle from my mouth. Granted, one couldn't have expected much at these prices, but next time I think I'll just stick to their S$2 (US$1.60) ice cream for dessert.