Into the City

India Today - - SIMPLY CHENNAI - By Prachi Sibal N

A new sweet stop to look out for.

You know the city’s waf­fle craze has hit the next level when you see peo­ple walk­ing down the busy Har­ring­ton Road with syrup-laden ones on a stick. West­field, which first opened with a kiosk at the busy Be­sant Na­gar beach, soon re­alised it was time for an­other out­let, this time with some open seat­ing space.

Be­sides reg­u­lar waf­fles and mul­ti­ple top­pings and sauces, there is a lot more to pick from. There are waf­fles on sticks called Lolly Waf­fles, a pop­u­lar choice we hear. You can also try Pof­fer­t­jes (the staff helps you pro­nounce it) that are mini Dan­ish pan­cakes topped with fresh fruit and sauce. We tried a white cho­co­late topping and couldn’t help but reach out for more of these light-as-air treats. It is dif­fi­cult to go wrong with these fluffy per­fectly rounded and mildly sweet de­lights.

The bat­ter is the se­cret be­hind the fluffi­ness and we are in­formed that ev­ery­thing at West­field is egg­less, to cater to ev­ery kind of diner. We could go on about the Pof­fer­t­jes, but are stopped short by the lat­est item on their menu, a waf­fle sandwich. They look like reg­u­lar waf­fles un­til you bite into them. We tried a honey and straw­berry vari­ant that had fresh straw­ber­ries stuffed into them. The tart fruity flavour with a crunchy out­side and a gen­er­ous topping of honey was just the kind of dessert to brighten our summer evening.

West­field is a quick snack or dessert stop that gets most of its ba­sics right with rock bot­tom prices. We wish they had bet­ter seat­ing to cope with the ris­ing tem­per­a­tures, but we’ll still be found stuff­ing our share in a cor­ner.

AT West­field, 92, Har­ring­ton Road, Chet­pet

PRICE Rs 350 for two

(Clock­wise from top) De­lec­ta­ble mini Dan­ish pan­cakes or Pof­fer­t­jes; Lolly waf­fles

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.