Update: This restaurant has closed.
Dinner with Fannypack again!
Driving past Central Square I spotted a new restaurant right beside Excellent Tofu. It’s called Cafe de Waraku and it appears to be a Japanese Style Spaghetti House. However, having done some research on it, it so happens to be started in Singapore. So Japanese style huh…gotta see what that is…
Also, they state that they are MSG-free, that’s a nice change too.
We opted for two items from their Special Dinner Menu as it seems like a good deal. Mind you, the dishes are not expensive anyways. Pasta ranges from $5.99-8.49. There are different styles such as Tomato, Creamy Tomato, “Stir-fried”, Meat Sauce, Cream Sauce, etc. Salads were cheap too, $1.99, soup’s probably the same.
We both picked the Garden Salad. It’s nothing special. I highly suspect that the salad mix is premade. The dressing was good but not extraordinary. Seems like something I can make at home with store-bought materials.
The Daily Soup was the Garden Vegetable. It was again alright. There were little round pasta pieces in it, which at first I thought were barley. This was served lukewarm though.
F’s pasta choice was the Garlic and Littleneck Clams. It was quite good. The clams tasted fresh and sweet. The pasta was flavorful and there were lots of minced garlic in it. The garlic toast was just ok. Overall I liked this dish though.
Mine was the Crab Meat & Fresh Tomatoes w/ Creamy Tomato Sauce. I was surprised they used real crab meat in it, even if it could’ve been canned stuff. The crab meat still tasted great though, and there were lots of it. The creamy tomato sauce was not tart at all, tinge of sweetness. The tomatoes were sweet too. I enjoyed this too.
Final words are, the pasta choices we made were great, as are the prices. I think I would come back but probably just order pasta by itself, as the soup and salad were nothing to call home about. However, we didn’t see how it’s Japanese Style at all. It seems like a taste we can get from HK-Style Cafes.
I also saw that they had some cakes for dessert. Unfortunately we were too full to try.