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REAL Belgian waffles VS. American Belgian Waffles

Mr. Taster | May 26, 200404:47 PM

Hi hounds!

I'll go ahead and print this thread in the LA and International boards, and the Uberhounds can delete the one they feel is appropriate.

I returned from a trip to Belgium and The Netherlands about a month ago. I tried my first *real* Belgian waffle which, to the uninitiated, is a much different animal than the American/Belgian counterpart:

1) They are rectangular, slightly larger than a McDonalds hash brown and twice as thick (but much thinner than what Americans get at an IHOP or something

2) The flavor is much different-- they are sweet and soft on the inside, with a crunchy layer outside. They are delicious and sweet even without any topping.

3) They are not considered a breakfast food-- more of an afternoon snack

So my question to you is this-- do you know a) the difference in recipies between the authentic and American and b) do you know of any places in Los Angeles where I could find these authentically made?


Mr. Taster

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