D’workshop brings Hong Kong’s famous ‘eggette’ to Malaysia with new twist

This post is brought to you in part by D’workshop cafe & bar.

Anyone familiar with food from Hong Kong is sure to know of the tasty, bubbly, treat known as the ‘eggette’.

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A deggette, D’workshop’s signature dessert

For the uninitiated, an eggette is an egg waffle, which became popular in Hong Kong in the 1950s.

Originally known as gai daan jai in Cantonese, eggettes are also widely known by their English names such as egg puffs, ‘puffles’, or bubble wrap waffles due to their resemblance to bubble wrap.

The eggette is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, much like a good Belgian waffle, and can be served with just about any topping.

It is made with unleavened batter cooked using plates with semi-spherical indents that gives it the distinct shape.

These plates are very similar to a waffle iron, but it has to be flipped halfway through cooking for the ‘bubbles’ to take shape.

Naturally, a snack this popular would make it out of its home country. The eggette is now available in America and even right here in Malaysia.

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A view inside D’workshop

The team at D’workshop Cafe & Bar have adopted the eggette and put their own spin on the dessert, calling it ‘deggette’. This signature dish is served with vanilla ice cream and mixed fruits – a tasty twist to a regular ice-cream sundae. Soon, even more flavours of deggette will be available, too.

D’workshop has even extended the deggette concept to pizzas. They have toppings like chicken ham, pineapple, cheese, green onions and beef bacon.

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The degette pizza

The founder of D’workshop is from a family of a manufacturing businessman, who started way back in 1976. The mechanical theme is continued throughout the interior of the cafe and the staff even decorate their coffees and meals with designs of tools and machinery.

One of D’workshop’s creative coffee designs

The concept of the chain is simple: enjoying good food is not just for a certain class of people, but for everyone. They go to great lengths to source the best ingredients and to create quality dishes from Signature Workshop Burgers, to the Sausage Lover platter, and of course their deggettes.

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A Signature Workshop Burger

If you want to try these delicious-sounding waffles, get down to D’workshop cafe & bar in Wisma CKE, Jalan Lancang, off Jalan Cheras. Enjoy!

For more details, see the cafe’s Facebook page.

24 Comments Leave a comment

  1. SY Wong July 21, 2016 Subscriber

    Andrea Wong your favourite gai dan zai

    • Andrea Wong July 21, 2016 Subscriber

      My favorite which i ate 1 bite?

    • SY Wong July 21, 2016 Subscriber

      Andrea Wong luckily u still remember… Mouth itchy

  2. SY Wong July 21, 2016 Subscriber

    Cheras wei…. WahPink Leong Elaine Wong WL Eve Kelle Tay

  3. Tyler Ong July 21, 2016 Subscriber

    Edward Yan

  4. Huay Woon Teh July 20, 2016 Subscriber

    Vincent Tong Wai Lun

  5. Joshua Neoh July 18, 2016 Subscriber

    Anson Lim

  6. Darren Liew July 17, 2016 Subscriber

    Choon Lian Choi I know this is not the one u mentioned but I thk this one sounded more interesting le… XD

  7. Wilson Teo July 16, 2016 Subscriber

    Nicole Chan Wai Ching

  8. Kenneth Wan July 16, 2016 Subscriber

    HM Tuang jom lets try this!!!

  9. IG Kelvin Gan July 15, 2016 Subscriber

    Kkp Jing Fang Yap 找时间去 , 才 16 分钟的车

  10. Allan Chan Wai Lon July 4, 2016 Subscriber

    Tan Cheryl :O

  11. Jade YiLing July 4, 2016 Subscriber

    Carolin Meiyean Angeline See

  12. Mirsa Shaheera July 3, 2016 Subscriber

    Ewen Wen for my bday

  13. Ariff Yusof July 2, 2016 Subscriber

    Nahh Charlene Lee , buy this and send to me at office

  14. Cliff Wong June 28, 2016 Subscriber

    Frances Tsen nah

  15. Carmen Ngan June 25, 2016 Subscriber

    Emily Leng

  16. Janis Lim June 23, 2016 Subscriber

    Elizabeth Lim Weng Sum Angeline Cheong Lim Lai Mae eggy !

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