Daily Digest • Mar 18, 2016
Amongst the curry fish ball and stinky tofu stalls, you’ll find the egg waffle or 雞蛋仔 – a Hong Kong staple made from egg batter that is crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Stick the waffle in a cup with a few scoops of ice cream and you get the newest Instagram food trend that is taking over North America.
The concrete jungle boasts its own version of the waffle sundae from Oddies Foodies, known for their variety of flavor combinations mixed with gelato. Their eggette flavors include red velvet, Taiwanese pineapple pastry and brownie and chocolate chip, served with Italian soft serve.
Over in North America, Cauldron Ice Cream in Santa Ana, California boasts that they serve the “OG Puffle,” a cone made from the HK street snack with ice cream flavors such as milk and cereal, earl grey lavender and Vietnamese coffee for the month of March.
New York City’s Eggloo offers a similar ice cream experience with sweet and savory eggette flavors like green tea and Chinese sausage and chive. Top it with some Pocky and you have an Instagram sensation. Toronto’s Bang Bang Ice Cream recommends getting two scoops of ice cream with their waffle cone, with a line out the door that can yield a half an hour wait time.
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