Are you a fan of bubbles? How about fluffy desserts? Then bubble waffles might be just what you need! Yes, these waffles turn bubble wrap into a treat you can eat! This fun Asian street food trend has reached North America. Read on to discover more about this snack, as well as where you can get your hands on one.
Bakers make this dessert with waffle-like batter that they bake in a special bubble pan. The particular shape of the mold makes a dessert with crispy edges and soft “bubbles” you can bite into. The waffle itself is egg-based, which gives the treat a sweet custard taste. Maybe the egg street snack reminds you of the Taiyaki cones we covered last year? While they both feature ice cream and egg-based batter, bubble waffles do not contain red bean paste and are fluffier. Besides eggs, the dessert consists of flour, sugar, salt, butter, water, tapioca starch, and evaporated milk, plus baking powder for extra fluffiness.
In fact, the treat’s original name is the “Hong Kong egg puff”, to honor its origins in one of the world’s street food capitals. Although egg puffs are gaining in popularity in North America now, they have been a beloved street snack in Hong Kong for decades. Colloquially, you might know them as egg puffs, eggettes, and of course Bubble waffles due to their funny shape!
Usually, vendors shape the waffles into cones after baking for convenient street snacking. Then, they serve them warm with ice cream and other yummy fillings. Almost like an ice cream sandwich, but in a cone! As for toppings and sauces, there are really no rules! Creativity is welcome when selecting what to put on your waffle. The custardy base pairs well with most fruity, creamy, or chocolatey flavours.
Surely, reading about what’s in a bubble waffle must have made you eager to know what’s on them! Let’s take a look at some of the most appetizing egg waffle flavors out there.
Bubble waffles also come in many other flavors. We had to stop ourselves, or we would be here all day! If you’re looking for more bubbly inspiration, there’s strawberry shortcake, s’mores, coconut, apple pie, mango, and many others… Feel like trying out one of your own? Look here for the tastiest bubble waffles near you.
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