In search of the best belgium waffle
I long for a great, melt-in-your-mouth, waffle...the kind that compels you to detour you off your trip to Antwerp, just to stop at some corner goffre stand, (as in Lille or some other small town in Belgium)to eat plain or dipped in chocolate. I remember the days when a good, crisp light belgium waffle was easy to be had...at (now don't laugh) the Old World restaurants. Too often I am disappointed by a soggy, cold, too-much-baking-powder kind of waffle. Short of going overseas, is there such a thing around here?
Got back from Belgium a month ago and ate many a delicious waffle (including a few in Antwerp). I asked on chowhound for the same thing. The consensus is that there is nothing close. The only thing comparable is some waffle stand in the Howard Hueghes Center next to the 405 that makes a decent, but by no means amazing, waffle.
I'm going to link you to another Chowhound thread that somewhat covered this topic.
I've been searching as well and haven't been able to find a truly great waffle anywhere. At this point, I'm considering throwing down the dough for a truly awesome waffle iron and making my own.
Old World had the best Belgian waffles and clam chowder.
Not sure if they're Van's Belgian waffles, but they sell them at Costco and you put them in the toaster and they're pretty good.
Unfortunately, Americans automatically assume Belgian waffles are breakfast food instead of a form of pastry.