Waffles in Brussels10

Posted on March 4, 2008 by ChristieTaste Tests, Travel Stories

Waffles in the window

Waffles in The Bear’s hands

Can you believe I almost didn’t eat this?

After that big meal of mussels in Gent, we drove back to Brussels and decided to do a bit of sightseeing around the city centre to try and speed up digestion. But someone was trying to tell us something – everywhere we walked there were waffle shops and waffle vans and people eating waffles!

The smell of freshly made waffles, cream and chocolate was overpowering the entire city… and The Bear could not stand it. It only took him a few minutes to queue at the nearest shop and stand in front of me with a piping hot waffle piled high with a thick swirl of fresh cream.

Now everyone knows how much I LOVE cream, my best friend Ju’eta and I are the biggest cream lovers in the world and have been known to eat the cream from dessert plates and leave the dessert! It’s true, I did it at my own wedding, and the cake was gorgeous.

So the half hour drive and little walk had done nothing to change how full I was (damn you slow metabolism), but there was no way that I was not going to try that waffle. No way. So I took a teeny tiny bite making sure to suck up extra cream and wow! An explosion in my mouth!

Sorry to be so graphic but I was incredibly surprised by how fantastic the taste and texture was. I was expecting the waffle to be hard, crunchy and crumbly which has been my past experience with them. But this one was gently crispy on the outside and gloriously chewy on the inside with slightly melted cream soaking into it. If there really is a cloud nine then I was on it.

Please go to Brussels to eat one of these. It’s a crime for people to miss out on them.

Happy eating, Christie x

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