T-045, Level 3, Mid Valley Megamall,
Tel: 03-2202 0299;
SK 9, New Wing, 2nd Floor,
1Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7496 7035;
Lot S-K3, Level 2,
IOI City Mall Putrajaya;
LG K 22 The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur.
Business hours: 10am to 10pm, daily.
WHEN waffles are mentioned, we think of the squares of the Belgian variety topped with ice cream or savoured with jam – the perfect comfort food.
While Belgian waffle is quite popular, there are many types to try that do well with a variety of toppings.
Madame Waffle, for one, offers Japanese-style waffle.
Instead of using batter, the restaurant uses dough, which according to Asia Madam Waffle Sdn Bhd senior sales and marketing executive Shane Chooi, is made from a special flour imported from Japan to make the crispy yet fluffy waffles.
During a food review, I sampled some of their bestsellers.
First up was the Tiramisu Waffle (RM17) from the Premium menu.
The waffle is dipped into espresso first before a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese is poured on top and sprinkled with a good dose of cocoa powder.
I found the coffee flavour not quite prominent but it could be due to the thickness of the waffle.
If you want to try the Tiramisu Waffle, the Happy Tiramisu (RM12) from their Kafu Waffle series is my recommendation.
Madame Waffle focuses more on grab-and-go concept, and the Kafu Waffle series is perfect for those who want to grab a quick bite.
Next up, we sampled the crowd favourite – Banana Nutella (RM18.50).
The waffle is spread with a generous amount of Nutella, drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with banana and chocolate gelato.
At Madame Waffle, they pride themselves on using high-quality ingredients and products.
“We do not skim on the ingredients that we use as we are inspired by the way the Japanese pay attention to detail, and only offer the best to our customers,” said Chooi.
One can definitely taste the high-quality ingredients in the food served here.
The Banana Nutella made it to my list of favourites, as well.
The other flavour to try is the Madame Signature’s Waffle (RM17).
This green-tea flavoured waffle, which I thought was unique, is served with red bean paste, green tea gelato and strawberries.
The green tea flavour holds its own and is not overwhelmed by the toppings, and as a lover of green tea, I approve of this waffle.
The small eaters can opt for the Matcha Waffle Parfait (RM12) and Chocomatte (RM12).
In fact, Madame Waffle has made the presentation – both of its waffles and coffee – an art.
Thanks to its operations director Chye Yuan Feng, who is also the roaster and barista, diners here can enjoy fine coffee with their order of waffles.
Madame Waffle roasts its own beans and to ensure freshness, does not use coffee beans that are more than 30 days old.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.