Where To Find Hong Kong Egglet Desserts aka Egg Waffles in Singapore
The humble Hong Kong Egg Waffle, otherwise called gai daan tsai 雞蛋仔, is a familiar street food made from sweet, egg-rich batter cooked in a hot griddle with round cells.
They found further Instagram fame when modern dessert shop Oddies Foodies placed them in tall cups, ice cream and all sorts of toppings, presented in an over-the-top fashion.
Egg Waffle becomes fashionable once more.
Fast forward a few years (haha), and you see these appearing in Singapore’s hipster cafes and kiosks. The irony: Not many are really from Hong Kong.
Here are 5 places you can have your Hong Kong Egglet Desserts in Singapore:
The Coffee Academics
Level 2, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 9am – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat), 9am – 9:30pm (Sun)
Salted Egg HK Egglet?! The Coffee Academics Singapore has launched 3 Egglet dishes – Hong Kong milk tea gelato with salted egg sauce, vanilla ice cream with matcha egglet, and berries with chocolate egglet.
The Signature TCA Egglet ($19++) contains crispy and eggy Hong Kong style egglet topped with Hong Kong milk tea gelato. The mango cubes didn’t fit in quite well though.
In terms of egglet texture, theirs can be considered one of the best ones around here.
Hvala Waffle Bar
313 @ Somerset #B3-50, 313 Orchard Road Singapore 238895 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Puffle ($7.90), which is a cup of vanilla bean soft serve topped with EGGLETs, and other toppings such as fruits, museli and sauces.
I did like the texture of the egglet – crisp, buttery soft, and goes well with the sauces. The weaker link I thought was the softserve, which I thought was still too sweet, especially when it would be drizzled with sauces.
Recommendation: Do share the sweetness and calories.
NICEDAY Taiwanese Desserts
Tiong Bahru Plaza #02-111A (Food Street), 302 Tiong Bahru Road Singapore 168732 (Tiong Bahru MRT) Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm
The Eggette Cup is one of the most affordable at $6.80.
Instagram-worthiness aside, the eggettes are freshly made (do be prepared to wait) and had almost perfectly shaped spheres, in the classic golden colour completed with crispy texture.
A scoop of green tea ice cream sat within with red bean. We just didn’t quite like the whipped cream and a cheap-tasting lady’s finger biscuit which didn’t go well with the combination.
41 Duxton Road Singapore 089505
Tel: +65 5221 1227
Opening Hours: 10am – 8:30pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 7pm (Sat), Closed Sun
Salad bar Sprout offers Acai Banana Egglet Waffle ($11.90) during its teatime from 2:30pm onwards till sold out (about 5pm or earlier).
A HEALTHY dessert? This contains acai sorbert, banana, chai seed and egglet waffle that tasted like traditional steamed egg muffin.
The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant
369 Jalan Besar Singapore 208997
Tel: +65 6294 9215
Opening Hours: 10am – 12am (Mon – Sat) 10am – 10pm (Sun), Kitchen closes an hour before closing
Called The Beehive ($12), this egglet dessert is served drizzled with agave nectar and lemon zest and vanilla bean ice cream.
There are two tips of bourbon kaya dip and coconut gratin – which are really the best things on the board, especially the kaya which may get some drunk. Just kidding.
The egglet unfortunately had a dense, soggy texture. Not much carb, can be fluffier.
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