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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Snacktion: Eggettes

Posted By on Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 1:05 PM

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I've lolled in the window of Eggettes many times in the last few years that it's been open, but had never tried it before because I was always on an unwaverable mission to get ice cream at its next-door neighbor/my childhood favorite Polly Ann. Riffing off of a Hong Kong street sweet, Eggettes offers bubbly waffles in original ($2.75), chocolate ($3) and honeydew flavors ($3.25). While it is arguably the focus product here, Eggettes also offers a few hot snacks (fish balls, shiu mai) and a staggering 73 beverage options of milk tea, coffee, shakes, freezes and juices (at an average price of $2.75).

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I settled on a toffee tapioca milk tea ($2.75) and a honeydew eggette, the latter mainly out of curiosity as to why it is the most expensive waffle. It's definitely delicious, but I had a hard time placing the honeydew flavor until the waffle had cooled considerably, though the aroma is reminiscent of those little scented Japanese erasers. Next time, I'll save the 50 cents and go for the original, though.

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Not only do the eggs break off individually if you want them to, which earns high marks on the Snacktion fun scale because we love to play with our food, they also make a lovely compliment to Chanel's new Gold Fiction nail lacquer.

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They have a newer and considerably larger Eggettes location in Glen Park (2810 Diamond at Chenery), and, like the one in the Sunset, it offers WiFi to customers. But if you come to the Sunset spot (3136 Noriega at 39th Ave.) on a nice day like today, you can gaze at a blue Pacific. And maybe even get some ice cream next door too, if you're my kind of glutton. —Tamara Palmer

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