We Want Waffles… Korean Waffles!
Whenever somebody talks about waffles, I always think of an all-American breakfast spread, just like the ones I always see in movies (think: Drew Barrymore and her breakfast in 50 First Dates). These patterned flat cakes have somehow found their way onto our shores, and not as just breakfast but rather as comfort food that can be enjoyed at any hour of the day.
In fact, we have our own take on waffles, which you could easily find at night markets or basically at any hawkers, called apam balik, but I digress.
Now, what if I let you in on a secret waffle place that will surely have you coming back for more? Located in the serene grounds of the National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur is Waffle Mania. The stall is run by editor-turned-entrepreneur, Rina Ahmad and her husband, and they’re serving only the best waffles in town.
Waffle Mania has a selection of mouth-watering, handmade waffles and snacks, as well as cool beverages to complement your meal. My colleague and I had the chance to grab a few bites here and this is how it went down.
Trying Out The Waffles And Ice Blended Drinks
Upon Rina’s insistence, we had a go at the Waffle Mania Korean Waffles. It’s filled with whipped cream, heaps of crushed Oreo cookies and topped with dollops of gooey chocolatey drizzle. The menu is inspired by the Korean street food craze. However, Waffle Mania’s take is a little special as the whipped cream is freshly made, using Rina’s secret recipe. I’m happy to announce that this is one of the best waffles I’ve tasted, even better than the overpriced versions that high-end cafes usually serve on their menu. It has the right amount of crunch and sweetness with the whipped cream balancing the flavour, making every bite a sensational delight for my palette.
The next waffle that we tried was the Cheesy Waffle. It may sound like a weird combo but it works. It truly does. The cheese is not overbearing, and it explodes into a satisfying savoury experience that will leave you wanting for seconds. Speaking of which, there are other waffles selections on the menu, such as the limited-edition Banana Waffle, Waffle with Ice Cream and, of course, the Classic Waffle with a range of fillings to choose from including chocolate, peanut butter, strawberry and kaya (Malaysian coconut egg jam).
Last but not least, let’s talk a bit about beverages. I went with the Popcorn Caramel Ice Blended and while my colleague had the Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea. It was a scorching afternoon and the ice blended beverage really quenched my thirst. If you’re wondering, yes, there were popcorn kernels in my drink, and it tasted exactly like a drink made from caramel popcorn. Meanwhile, the Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea was just sweet enough. What’s good is that the boba were actually nice to chew, being homemade by Rina herself!
Waffle Mania Korean Waffle Promo
In case you didn’t know, International Waffle Day is just around the corner. Thus, Waffle Mania wants to share their excitement with you! For a limited time, customers can buy 2 Korean Waffles (priced RM6 each) for only RM10. The promotion is valid from 22 March – 26 March 2021 for walk-in customers at the National Mosque Cafeteria.
Izzat is your regular 20-something, currently trying to navigate his way through the murky waters that is adulting. When he’s not hunched in front of the computer trying to catch deadlines, you’ll find him buried under the sheets watching films, or doing what he does best, which is sleeping.