You won’t have to travel to the streets of Hong Kong to try a new sweet, puffy dessert. King Kong Milktea & Juice, which opened on Tuesday, July 9, is bringing bubble waffles to Oakwood.
Also called Hong Kong waffles and egg waffles, the treat is served hot with a smooth and crunchy outer shell and soft core.
Lily Phan, the manager of the store’s original location in Buford, said she introduced the dessert to the café after gaining inspiration from Taiwan’s night-food markets.
“It’s a popular snack in Hong Kong, but it’s everywhere in Taiwan,” she said. “We wanted to try it out here and so far it’s very popular with customers.”
Unlike the soft waffles people can find at American breakfast restaurants, Phan said bubble waffles have a crispy consistency and are more egg-based.
“People sometimes think that it’s overcooked, but it’s not,” she said. “It’s supposed to be crunchy.”
The batter consists of eggs, cream, milk, flour and other ingredients. The café uses a special waffle iron, which cooks the batter between two plates of semi-spherical cells.
The bubble waffles at King Kong Milktea & Juice are made fresh to order. Allen Nguyen, manager of the Oakwood location, said while the dessert is commonly eaten plain, the café enjoys adding extra flare.
People have the choice of topping their bubble waffles with ice-cream, cookies, fruit and other sweets.
In addition to the café’s bubble waffles, Nguyen boasts a large selection of bubble tea options. Some of the flavors include brown sugar, Taiwanese matcha, taro and jasmine green tea. Customers can also choose from other beverages like coffee, slushies, fruit tea and sea salt foam drinks.
“We love bubble tea,” Nguyen said. “We’re (shop managers and owners) from Taiwan and we want to bring this drink to the country to let people try it.”
King Kong Milktea & Juice is located at 3885 Mundy Mill Road, next to the Walmart Supercenter.
The shop’s hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m., Sunday.
For more information about King Kong Milktea & Juice visit kingkongmilktea.com.