Enjoy a tasty treat that's been transported all the way from the sidewalk vendors of Hong Kong with this Cucina Pro Bubble Waffler. This unique waffle maker creates a large hexagon shaped waffle which has a unique bubbled texture. These delicious waffles, sometimes called egg waffles or eggettes have crispy golden outsides and light, tender interiors.
An eggette is a kind of spherical pancake or ball waffle popular in Hong Kong and Macao. The food item is also referred to as an egg puff, egg waffle, bubble waffle or by its Cantonese name, "gai daan", and is made from eggs, sugar, flour, and light evaporated milk. They are best served hot, and often eaten plain. They can also be served with fruit and flavors such as strawberry, coconut or chocolate.They are sometimes referred to as "Hong Kong cakes" in Chinatowns across America, especially in New York.
Eggettes are one of the most popular Hong Kong "street snacks" and they have been a favored street snack in HK since their emergence in 1950s and were made with coal fire heating, sold from street kiosks in Hong Kong in the early days. They are made from a sweet batter that is cooked on a hot griddle, a special frying pan with small round "wells" (resembling an Ebleskiver, but with smaller and more of the round "wells") and with them set on hot coals in the fire or more commonly, on an electrical heat generator. The egg batter is poured over the special frying pan and heated; the small ovals of eggettes are thus formed.
In addition to the conventional "egg taste", they are also available in a variety of flavors such as chocolate, green-tea and ginger, etc. Most pancakes are quick breads, although some are also made using a yeast-raised or fermented batter. Eggettes can be eaten at different times of the day depending on local tradition.
- Features nonstick-coated cooking plates to ensure effortless food release and fast cleanup
- Easy-lock closing mechanism
- Power indicator light
- Creates bubble shaped waffles
- Wipe clean