The Best Waffle in Brussels…

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Nyssa P. Chopra
is the Liège waffle at Dandoy, a traditional, family-owned Belgian biscuiterie that dates back to 1829. You’ll see the word gaufre everywhere, but before you think you’re ordering the wrong item, just know it’s the word for waffle in French. The Liège waffle is a special type of waffle that’s native to Belgium, along with the Brussels waffle. Though Dandoy offers both types, I prefer the Liège, as it’s richer, chewier, sweeter, and denser. Think of it as an adaptation of brioche bread dough, featuring chunks of pearl sugar that caramelize on the outside when baked. I recommend ordering the waffles plain with a slight dusting of powdered sugar, so the extra toppings don’t take away from the delightful taste of the waffle itself, but if you insist on masking the waffle flavor, a variety of toppings are available. Also to note, considering waffles are Belgian street food, I also had an amazing waffle experience, a close second, in the De Brouckère Metro station as I was waiting for the train. Sometimes, the grungiest locales have the best food.
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best waffle in brussels

The best waffle in Brussels


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