i have been looking forward to trying belgian waffles from Wafels & Dinges for a LONG TIME but each time i bumped into the cart, i had been too full to enjoy it. when i went looking for it once, it left its scheduled location early! i got so mad, i refused to follow it anymore. it just wasn’t meant to be … until now! i was taking my relatives around the city and in the middle of museum hopping, what do we find? the waffle truck and an empty stomach! so my niece, who has heard about my failed quests, treats me to a waffle! light, chewy and yummy – it was SO worth the wait!
i got the liège wafel with belgium chocolate fudge and confectioners sugar. according to wikipedia, the liège wafel was invented by the chef of the prince-bishop of Liège (eastern Belgium) in the 18th century as an adaptation of brioche bread dough – another of my favorite breads! it features chunks of pearl sugar, which caramelizes on the outside of the waffle when baked. It is the most common type of waffle available in Belgium and is prepared in plain, vanilla and cinnamon varieties by street vendors across the nation.
Wafels & Dinges has five kinds of sweet waffles and two kinds of savory waffles. the sweet ones have a variety of choices of toppings or “dinges.” Wafels & Dinges’ prized dinge is the spekuloos spread. i ca’t wait to try it … with another waffle … SOON!
* read about the beginning of my belgian waffle craving