Even on Sundays, there is traffic traveling from the San Fernando Valley to the Howard Hughes Center off the 405 to experience liege and Belgium waffles at the Eurostation Waffles.
It’s a first for me visiting the Howard Hughes Center. Immediate impression is that the only reason most people visit this shopping center is for the movie theater. The surrounding eateries are used mostly to feed the surrounding corporate offices, most notably Univision. If it wasn’t for the sole reason of checking out Eurostation Waffles, I wouldn’t be here. The Eurowaffle Station mascot is somewhat offensive to me. The jaunty hat and the tongue sticking out of it’s mouth is just silly. Does this place really need a mascot??
Besides waffles, Eurostation Waffles also serves crepes, both sweet and savory but I’m here for the waffles. I order the liege waffle. It’s dense and hot off the waffle iron. Besides the whipped cream, it doesn’t need syrup as it is already sweet. Using a knife and fork to cut into it is useless. This is a sink-your-teeth-into-and-pull-away-pieces-types of waffle.
I did my research before hand and found out the liege waffles are the common type of waffles sold on Belgium streets meant to be eaten on the go. The breadlike dough has large granules of sugar which sweeten it.
Cool Jerk on the other hand, orders the traditional Belgium waffle. It’s crispy and airy, much like the recipe I use when making waffles at home. It’s also what we’re both familiar with when we actually traveled to Belgium a few years ago and sought out Belgium waffles. Over the two waffles we tasted, the liege is the best and most filling that we opt for a third waffle to split.
The liege waffle topped with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel is sooo good. The caramel is a bit of an overkill but nothing dissuades us from finishing the whole thing. My next project is to find a liege recipe to try at home.