Bub­bling with ex­cite­ment for Hong Kong fave

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PETER CARRUTHERS WHAT could pos­si­bly be bet­ter than steam­ing hot semi­spher­i­cal waf­fle cells served with fruit or choco­late?

A new cafe that opened two weeks ago in the Cairns CBD is serv­ing Hong Kong’s most pop­u­lar street snack: bub­ble waf­fles.

Com­fort Foodie in the Orchid Plaza on Lake and Ab­bott streets also serves cheese-flavoured bub­ble waf­fles and will soon add a soft serve op­tion.

“At this stage we have the orig­i­nal cus­tard flavour, cheese flavour, matcha (green tea) and choco­late flavour,” coowner Josh Hung said.

“As far as the feed­back so far: the kids love it.

“It’s a tra­di­tional Hong Kong street food, but now it’s a break­fast, af­ter­noon snack or fancy dessert for all ages.”

Bub­ble waf­fles, or “gai daan jai” in Can­tonese – which trans­lates to “lit­tle chicken eggs” – con­sist of 30 crispy shells with a hol­low cen­tre and a chewy bot­tom.

WAF­FLE HAPPY: Com­fort Foodie co-owner Karena Siu-Nga with the Hong Kong’s favourite street snack. Pic­ture: PETER CARRUTHERS

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