Had Lunch at Waraku, Novena
Ordered a couple of things:Salmon - 3.5/5
Had their salmon, which was fresh and came in a pretty large portion. Nothing extraordinary but since i'm no expert in salmon, i found it to be pretty good.
Pepperoni Pizza - 3.5/5
I had always loved their prawn and scallop pizza, but decided to try something diff. this time. Ordered the pepperoni pizza which was made the traditional way; aka thin crust. Loved the pizza! However, dont expect too much since their pizzas are always made with the most minimalistic ingredients (there were only 4 slices of pepperoni and some pizza sauce)
Carbonara - 4/5
Carbonara has always been Waraku Pasta's signature dish and it sure lives up to its name! I loved the creamy white sauce that came with the pasta, and the spagetti was cooked to perfectiont- 'al dente!'
Most of their pastas came with and egg and so did mine. Once again, a very simple dish, consisting of a half cooked egg (where i always loved to take the pleasure of bursting the yolk) and bits of bacon with spagetti that boosts in taste.
When my date's pasta came (cant rmb what he ordered by it was some seafood pasta with clams and all) we were shocked to see that the egg was RAW.
When we asked the waiter to cook the egg, he came back with, well, a COOKED EGG. We were so tickled by it i could not stop laughing! Corn Soup - 4/5
Came with the set meal. Loved the chunky bits of beans, and veggies in it. Soup was thick and creamy, just the way i liked!
Overall, this is a great place for affordable pasta! The pasta flavours here are numerous and very interesting. Do try the spicy prawn carbonara if you like a twinge of spice in your food.
However, the service was just terrible. The manager spoke in a very singlish manner (alot of chinese when our conversation was purely in english) and was very curt. Staff were curt and inattentive. We also had to wait very long for the bill to come and to be seated. The worst part was the unprofessionalism of the kitchen staff (raw egg). Although we were not particular about the egg, it would only be professional if the staff had given us a new plate with the half egg instead. Oh well.