Crispy Egg Waffles Recipe

These golden-brown waffles, also known as “eggettes” or “gai daan jai,” boast a unique bubble texture that captures the essence of Hong Kong’s vibrant culinary scene. Imagine biting into a warm, crispy exterior that gives way to soft, eggy pockets. This recipe is a nod to the street vendors who have been crafting these irresistible snacks for generations.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray or additional melted butter for greasing the waffle iron


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  4. Preheat your egg waffle maker and lightly grease it with cooking spray or melted butter.
  5. Pour the batter into the waffle maker, ensuring it covers the entire surface.
  6. Close the lid and cook the waffles until they are golden brown and crisp.
  7. Carefully remove the waffles and let them cool slightly before serving.
  8. Break the waffles into individual egg-shaped segments, and enjoy the delightful crispiness of these Hong Kong Street Eats!
  9. Serve the Crispy Egg Waffles on their own or with a drizzle of chocolate, condensed milk, or your favorite syrup for an authentic taste of Hong Kong’s bustling street food scene. Revel in the unique textures and flavors of this beloved treat!

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