Waffles de Liege Truck Sells, Well, Waffles De Liege

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Gentle readers: por favor welcome Charisma Madarang, a recent graduate of UC Irvine's acclaimed literary journalism department, and the author of the great mini-essay on Newport's Dory fleet that appeared in our summer issue. She'll contribute occasional pieces for SaFII--that is, until she leaves our lollipop stand for the true world of publishing. Now, on to her write-up on another luxe lonchera...


A true Liege waffle is not the flimsy, sugar-cardboard stuff that gets slapped on a plate and doused in a poor excuse for syrup at IHOP. They are hearty, formidable, achingly delicious--and they are what the recently launched Waffles de Liege food truck sells.
Most waffles found in the States are made from batter and tend to be light, fluffy things, whereas Liege waffles are whipped into shape with dough, giving them a thicker and richer texture. Co-founders George Wu and Lawrence Tai (UC Irvine biology and engineering graduates turned foodie entrepreneurs) pride themselves in making their dough fresh every morning, and for their imported Belgian sugar pearls. These essential sugar pearls create a caramelized and tantalizingly sweet, crispy exterior with a savory interior.

 Of course, we couldn't stop with their basic waffle, sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. With waffles starting at $4.50 and toppings at 50 cents, we asked for a mountainous scoop of Fosselman's delectable vanilla bean ice cream that provided the perfect cool treat to the toasty waffle. It was then followed by a generous amount of chocolate and caramel syrup drizzled across a heap of thick whipped cream. Next time we're going to go for the whole shebang and adding Nutella, Speculoos (a creamy spread that tastes like hyped-up graham crackers), strawberries, and bananas too, but that's once we've mentally prepared ourselves for such a feat and stretch out our stomach with a couple of five-pound burritos...

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9 comments
The Common Man
The Common Man

Not bad, is this chick new? If so, I see potential for the kind of caustic writing that riles up my insides (in a good way of course.)

Eli3271657
Eli3271657

They are the best I have ever had! I can't wait for the next time I get to have one

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Your fascination with food trucks got boring long ago.  Maybe this is why you didn't win any Press Club awards last night like Matty & Nicky. 

KingPepe
KingPepe

Deliciously written, Charisma. Now I'm craving one of these waffles!

foodgps
foodgps

Pretty good waffle. I ate the basic version at Eat Real Fest, and would eat one again, though my favorite Liege style waffle in the area remains the Rue-ful version that they offer at The Bruery's special events.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

I didn't write this post, and I didn't win any awards because I didn't apply for any--BURN...

Vbhytuyte
Vbhytuyte

They are the best I have ever had! I can't wait for the next time I get to have one.Dedi cated service, the new style,believing you will love it!!!

WE ACCEPT PYA PAL PAY MENT

YOU MUST NOT MISS IT!!!

thank you!!!

–       w w w .bestniceshoes . c o m –

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Still boring.  And fix the by line instead of stealing her credit; not that there is any. 

Waffles de Liege Truck Sells, Well, Waffles De Liege

By Gustavo ArellanoThu., Jul. 21 2011 at 11:00 AM

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Typical--when confronted with facts, you bitch. PLEASE go get a life and leave these blogs to rational people. But of course you won't because you're pathetic haha

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