At Katchi's, we're not just making waffles; we're crafting a unique experience with our Bubble Waffles that have become a nationwide sensation in Germany. Let's explore some common questions about these delightful treats.
At Katchi's, every waffle is an invitation to create your dessert masterpiece. Choose from our Bubble Waffle menu with the most popular waffle or build your own Katchi Bubble Waffle from a variety of toppings and flavors to make your Bubble Waffle experience truly your own.
Join us in this crispy revolution, where we blend tradition with innovation in every bite!
What is Bubble Waffle Made Of?
Originally the dough was made out of flour, sugar, butter and eggs, milk, some baking powder and some salt as well as flavor giving spices such as vanilla, Tonka, Cocoa powder. But nowadays, there are also vegan versions without eggs, and with vegan butter and plant-based milk as a substitute for the dairy ingredients.
Our special Bubble Waffle recipe:
we mix 2 different flours for an intense tasting dough
we do nut use white sugar, instead we use brown sugar
we use some water, plant based milk and vegan butter- instead of heavy ingredients like eggs and cream - to create the best crispy fluffy waffle on the planet
we use our special spices mixture of vanilla, tonka and a hint of salt
The Difference Between Bubble Waffles and Regular Waffles
What sets Bubble Waffles apart from regular waffles? It's their unique texture and appearance. Unlike regular waffles with their grid-like pattern, Bubble Waffles are characterized by their bubble-shaped pockets, which create a delightful contrast of crispy edges and soft, fluffy inside.
History of Bubble Waffles
Bubble Waffles, also known as Gai Daan Jai, originated in Hong Kong in the 1950s. Initially invented to utilize broken eggs that couldn't be sold, these waffles quickly became a popular street food.
Characterized by their unique bubble-like appearance, they are made from a simple batter of eggs, sugar, flour, and evaporated milk.
By the 2010s, Bubble Waffles gained international fame, spreading to various countries and adapting to local tastes. They are often served plain or with fruit and flavors such as chocolate. Bubble Waffles have gained international popularity, adapting to various styles and fillings worldwide.
In 2018 Katchi Ice Cream has introduced Bubble waffles at their ice cream store in Berlin.
How much sugar is in a bubble waffle?
How much sugar is in a bubble waffle? The Katchi recipe is carefully balanced to offer sweetness without being overwhelming, and we have a sugar content between only 8 -12 percent, ensuring each waffle is a treat that can be enjoyed by all. We also only use brown sugar for our waffles.
At other places you might find waffles with a sugar content of 15 - 37 %
Why are Bubble Waffles So Good?
The secret to the irresistible taste of Bubble Waffles lies in their unique texture of crispy edges and soft bubbles, and the balance of flavors in our homemade batter. This combination makes each bite a delightful experience.
Are Bubble Waffles Japanese?
Despite popular belief, Bubble Waffles are not Japanese but originate from Hong Kong.
Belgian Waffle vs. Bubble Waffle?
Belgian Waffles are known for their deep pockets and grid shape and light texture, while Bubble Waffles are recognized for their soft bubbles and crispy edges. Both offer unique tastes, but it's the playful texture of bubble waffles with it's very crispy edges and soft bubbles on the other side is what Bubble Waffles truly sets them apart.
What is Another Name for Bubble Waffle?
Also known as Hong Kong Waffles or Gai Daan Jai, Bubble Waffles carry the essence of their origin in each bubbly pocket.
Are there vegan Bubble Waffles/ Egg-free Bubble Waffles?
Creating vegan bubble waffles is entirely possible by omitting dairy and eggs. Traditionally, eggs were used in baking for their binding properties and to add richness to the batter. For vegan alternatives, ingredients like plant-based milk and vegan butter can replace dairy, while binding agents such as banana, applesauce, or commercial egg replacements can substitute for eggs.
Indeed, the necessity for additional binding agents in vegan recipes can vary based on the recipe's requirements and desired texture. For example, pizza dough relies on gluten developed from flour mixed with water, oil, and salt, eliminating the need for eggs. Still the pizza dough does not fall apart, right? This principle can also apply to bubble waffles, where the combination of ingredients like flour, water, and plant-based alternatives can create the desired consistency without the need for traditional binders such as eggs.
We tested it- the egg-free bubble waffles can turn out just as fluffy. Another effect is, that this egg-free dough is way lighter and can turn more crispy.