Bubble Waffles are a popular dessert on the streets of Hong Kong, and now they're a craze in College Station, where the sweet treat just made a grand entrance.
Chef Cao’s Chinese restaurant started serving up the insta-worthy treat on Sept. 6. While the dessert goes by many names (egg waffle, bubble waffle, bubble wrap waffle, egg puffs, egg cakes, egglets), the general recipe remains the same: a puffy, doughy waffle wrapped into a cone, loaded with ice cream and topped off with a heap of toppings.
The shop whips up the fresh-made Asian treat right before your eyes. The process takes about five minutes, and it’s about as much fun to watch as it is to eat the finished product.
Customers can choose from eight ice cream flavors and add up to four toppings to their sugary creation.
Even at $6.99 a pop, it’s no wonder why the dessert is one of the restaurant’s most popular menu items.
“The first day we started selling them the line was out the door for seven hours,” co-owner Sean Cao said. “It’s become pretty popular.”
Asian food aficionados and foodies with a sweet tooth can dine in at chef Cao’s Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Chef Cao’s is located on 404 University Dr in College Station.