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Pandan and durian waffles at Van Bakery --Little Saigon

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Pandan and durian waffles at Van Bakery --Little Saigon

Eric Eto | Aug 22, 2004 05:20 AM

I was whisked around Little Saigon, first making a stop at Brodards for those great summer rolls. Had a few too many, but left enough room for a stop at a place called Van (or Van's) Bakery in a strip mall off Bolsa next to a market called A Dong (since I wasn't driving, my bearings were a bit off, so I can't be any more specific). Anyway, Van (or Van's) has all kinds of Vietnamese sweets, but the smell of the pancakes permeate the shop like that candy smell at Disneyland. I'm not even sure what pandan is (I'm sure someone here will let me know), but I know it's green from the pandan flavored Thai cookies I've had, and from the bright green waffle batter that they pour into the waffle makers here. What a treat. Not too sweet, but a delightful taste and texture if you like your pastries not too sweet. Coming off the waffle maker, it's crisp, and steamy-moist. Best eaten right then and there. The durian version is also nice with a bright fruity taste, but I really go for the pandan.

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