Snack Food/ Desserts, Southwestern Seoul

Liège Waffles in Yeouido, who knew a slice of Belgium existed on an island in Seoul.

Belgian Waffle Majesty

Liege Waffles Yeouido, Seoul
Being Saturday and all, I thought a small hole in the wall Belgium waffle joint would tickle your fancy. So I present to you Belgian Waffle Majesty in Yeouido. I was immediately intrigued by the individually portioned dough batter left to rise and then compressed into the hot deep grooved waffle pan. I did a tiny bit of research and there are 3 different types of what we know and love to be Belgium waffles. (1) the American version of the liquid waffle batter which are lighter and made with baking power. (2) the Brussel waffle which is what the American version was modeled after, made from a liquid batter as well, but made with yeast. (3) Last, the Liege Waffle, which is made from a dough that is left to rise before compressing into the deep groove iron waffle pans. The best part of the Liege Waffle is the chunks of sugar in the dough that are left to caramelize into a crispy outer coatings, no syrup/whipped cream necessary. Just eat as is, wax paper included.
Belgian Waffle Majesty is a mother-son business, they only have two things on the menu, the plain, and with ice cream. I had the plain, tasted very Korean for some reason, I’m curious to see if Liege Waffles in Belgium also taste Korean pastry-like, but until then, I will be taking my #9 line train to Sedgang Station (샛강) exit 3 to get my waffle fix.
In the Kitchen
Cooling
Not Expensive! 1,800 for one and 3,000 with ice cream


Notice the caramelized sugar on the Liege Waffles

Yungdungpo-gu Yeouido-dong 53-11 1F (Sang-ah building)
서울시 영등포구 여의도동 53-11 1F (상아빌딩 1층)

02-3775-0608
English and Korean spoken.
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Fog’n Waffel: A Waffle Place I enjoy by Klarika Huszar

by Klarika Huszar www.helloklara.wordpress.com

There is one waffle joint that is my never fail, go-to place for a satisfying waffle. It’s the magical sword in my satchel of waffle knowledge.

Fog’n Waffel & Coffee has a line outside around the clock, and I’ve taken many of my friends (both native Korean and American) here for dessert.

The waffles are fluffy and filled with a generous amount of airy homemade yogurt cream. This place also has the best combo choices I’ve seen, offering two different types of filling:

Yogurt Cream: Yogurt cream waffle (1,000W), Almond waffle (1,500W), Fresh Fruit waffle (2,000W)

Sweet Potato Mousse: Sweet potato mousse waffle (1,500W), Almond waffle with sweet potato mousse (2,000W), Fresh fruit waffle with sweet potato mousse (2,500W)

Syrups: Apple, Strawberry, Chocolate

If you’re overwhelmed by myriad of choices, you can’t go wrong for your first time with a plain yogurt waffle. You can pick up a frequent eater card so that when you try each type you get a free waffle after twenty cravings.

However, my absolute favorite waffle to get is the almond waffle with yogurt cream and chocolate syrup. ****Note that they put nuts on the cream, so if you have an allergy, make sure you ask for it sans nuts.

Almond-Peanut-Choco-Yogurt Waffle

side view

I have tried a few different types, which I’ll quickly review:

Sweet Potato Filling on Almond Waffle with Strawberry Syrup: This wasn’t as satisfying as I’d hoped it’d be. The filling wasn’t too sweet and kind of clashed with the waffle and syrup. Maybe it was just a bad cream batch that day.

Waffle angle

Waffle
(Sure looks delicious, though, no?)

Fresh Fruit Waffle: Oooh, fresh FRUIT!!! I know what you’re thinking. This just may be the pinnacle of dessert, something akin to cheesecake with a thick layer of glassy strawberries covering it, right? You’ve got your man-made sugar in the form of cream and strawberry syrup, and you’ve got the real deal in natural sugar with the fruit (bananas and kiwis). BUT, the taste-factor of this sugar mine was only “okay,” partly because the fruit was warm. It just seemed like an unnecessary addition in relation to the simplicity of the waffle with cream. I encourage anyone who visits Fog’n to try the fruit waffle–again, I imagine the batches might be different depending on who’s working.

You can check out my first review of Fog’n at my blog here, as well as a follow-up of my ‘rents trying to imitate the deliciousness.

Have you been to any places that serve amazing waffles for this cheap!? Leave a comment!

Directions:

Fog’n
11:30am-11:00pm
010 8279 0430

Directions: Your best bet would be to take the green line to Edae/Ewha Women’s University. Then take the Ewha University exit (I’m not sure what number it is, but read the signs.)
Follow the sidewalk (you should be passing the hello apm dept store to your left, Starbucks and Coldstone creamery to your right a little further on).
You will come to a gigantic crosswalk, at which you will want to make a left. You want to be on the street opposite of the giant megabox.
Keep walking.
There will probably be a line in front of the place, but in case there isn’t, it’s a brown-paneled corner spot.

Klarika is a writer and photographer that is currently studying in Korea for 4 months. You can follow her adventures at http://helloklara.wordpress.com. You can contact her by leaving a comment or by sending her an e-mail here.

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Waffles and Coffee at Caffe Bene

Caffe Bene is another coffee chain in Seoul and they are popping up everywhere. They try to do gelato, waffles, coffee, and smoothies in a bookcafe atmosphere.
The smoothies are nothing special. I mean they’re just ice, emulsifiers, fruit juice, and corn starch. meh.
They have free wifi and iMacs at every location.
The interior is great. It’s got a antique and art gallery feel to the place. There are lots of books around on the shelves, but I don’t think they are for reading.

The waffles…meh. Not my favorite waffle in town but they only cost 3,600 won (plain). I felt the waffle was too chewy and doughy. Maybe the oven hadn’t heated up enough or something. I think it’s something with the batter. I’ll try it again, because it isn’t awful, but you know.
I guess this is their company message.
Check them out. They are now everywhere.
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Foodcoma911 takes on Korean waffles

There is a new food blogger in town and her first foray into the Korean food wilderness is the Korean waffle. You follow her adventures at www.foodcoma911.blogspot.com

Koreans love their waffles~

I never thought I would be a huge waffle fan. The “korean standard” for doing waffles here is just putting some cream on it. I need a little more something, something, ya know?

So, one of my Korean friends found out that I love to sometimes indulge in one of my food philosophies of the BIGGER, the BETTER! See gave me an AMEN on that, and then recommended

THE GIANT ALLIGATOR

My eyes just lit up! What is The Giant Alligator?!!?!

It’s basically a big plate filled with waffles served with several different kinds of ice cream and toppings on the side. I guess in some abstract way it’s shaped like an alligator’s back. If normal Korean girls were going to eat this dish, then you would need about 6 of them to finish this plate. But being me, I just needed two other Korean girls with me^^

So, The Giant Alligator can be found at your local Butterfinger Pancake. The one I went to was near Gangnam station. Get out of exit 6 and make a left at The Body Shop. Walk straight for no more than two blocks and you will see it on your left.

Overall, not bad. I just wish they didn’t put so much cream between each waffle and cooked the waffles a bit longer. It was just too soft and by the time you put all the fixings that you wanted and ate it, it was a bit soggy ;(

So you might be like, okay Jenny. That’s great, but what about folks that don’t want a cholesterol attack or aren’t lucky enough to have people around to help them devour gigantic portions? Well, I got a solution for you guys too^^

The Giant Alligator

 냠냠, Kunkuk University Station exit 2
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CLOSED Republic Caffe In Hongdae

Over by the G’OAL office in Hongdae is a new waffle caffe. They are the thick crusty yeasty Belgium style waffles. They aren’t half bad. The first ones we had weren’t cooked all the way through, but the cafe replaced it right away with a new one.

These waffles have crunch and body and with the fruit and ice cream topping, they taste great. The waffles aren’t priced too badly either. One waffle with fruit and ice cream only costs 8,500 won. They are on the corner from Mamma Pippi and down the alley and across the street from the luxury noraebang in Hongdae.

리펴블릭카페 

070-7761-3888

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