Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cafe Salivation at 176 Race Course Road - The Signature Lavalicious Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice-cream at S$9.00 per serving

This is the Lavalicious Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice-cream at S$9.00 per serving served here at Cafe Salivation located at 176 Race Course Road.
Core Ingredients - Couverture Chocolate, sugar, flour, vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce, mint leaves to garnish. 
How it is prepared This is a Chocolate Lava cake made using dark Couverture  Chocolate, sugar & flour (no butter no eggs), baked at 170 degrees in the oven till well form. Chef melts the chocolate & pours the chocolate sauce over the chocolate cake. 
Cake is drizzled with rich chocolate sauce, served with Vanilla ice-cream & garnished with fresh strawberries, mint leaves & drizzled with generous dose of strawberry sauce.
Tasting Notes - Chocolate cake is moist & dense like a chocolate brownie. Chef uses Couverture Chocolate to give strong chocolatey flavor. Very strong chocolate flavor with dense soft chewy texture. 
Chocolate sauce used is very rich. Richness of chocolate cake with ultra richness of the chocolate sauce makes this an opulent dessert. When you eat with vanilla, the chocolate overpowers the vanilla ice cream. 

About Cafe Salivation 
Prasad Raja, 62, Director at Homely Raj Pte Ltd which manages the Raj & Jade groups of restaurants here in Singapore, and second Generation in the business started by his dad the elderly Mr Raja, is a pure vegetarian. 

It helps that Mrs Raja (Karen), 59, who is of British & Indian descent is a self taught chef at home, and improvises with the various ingredients she could find to come up with great tasting vegetarian cuisine with Mexican, Italian, American influences she serves her husband at home. 

With experiment comes experience, and with experience comes confidence, leading to a business idea to using these self taught recipes she has invented to start truly pure vegetarian cafe serving cuisines with Mexican, Italian, American influences. 

This marks the birth of Cafe Salivation back in 2008, which started its operations at Syed Alwi Road where Mrs Raja, Karen manages the kitchen. It was a good 3 years at Syed Alwi Road before rising rental caused the Rajas to move Cafe Salivation to 176 Race Course Road right next to Farrer Park MRT in the North East Line where the rental was more reasonable.

It was this passion to make vegetarian cuisine hip and trendy among the foodies in this little isle of Singapore that keep Karen Raja 3 years & going on strong in her campaign to encourage vegetarian diet. 
Over here at Cafe Salivation - Karen Raja & her management holds the Philosophy that vegetarian food need not be bland, but can be tasty & healthy. The kitchen uses sunflower oil in the cooking process, & do not administer MSG in any dishes at all. The ingredients used in the recipes for the various dishes at Cafe Salivation serves to tantalise the tastebuds of the customers without compromising their waistlines. 
The menu is a smorgasboard of vegetarian delights which includes categories - Pasta, Pizza, Sandwiches, Mexican, Baked dishes, Rice dishes, Eggless Cakes, Desserts & more. 

Cafe Salivation serves a wide selection of beverages - Colombian Coffee, Flavored Teas, Milkshakes, Smoothies, Freshly Squeezed Juices.

Cafe Salivation is located at :
176 Race Course Road, S(218607)
Tel : 62981412
Opening Hours : 
Mon to Fri 10 am - 10.30 pm
Sat - Sun    10 am - 11 pm

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