When visiting 99 Ranch during its peak hours, I make it a habit to make my visit there as quick as possible. Any regular patron will know that parking on the weekend is always a test of your patience and inside the shopping area can be just as crazy.
During one visit, I checked out the other stores to see what’s new and found E & Drink. (I recall this being a video store in its previous incarnation.)
I read about E & Drink a while ago but eventually forgot. The sign advertising snow fluff probably drew me in. Once inside, the picture with an egg waffle caught my attention.
I’ve been wanting to try egg waffles (a.k.a. eggettes or bubble waffles). They’re a popular street food in Hong Kong. I’ve considered buying my own egg waffle iron but considering how infrequently I use my regular waffle maker, it would probably sit in the pantry after a few initial uses.
An egg waffle ($2.99) at E & Drink is lightly sweetened and doesn’t require syrup. Waffles are made fresh in the back and arrive in a paper bag folded in half.
Unlike regular waffles with square indentations, cooked spheres are connected with a thin sheet of batter that make it easy to break off individual pieces to eat. Paired with one of E & Drink’s beverages (their watermelon drink is good but is so easy to make at home), it makes a nice snack that you don’t want to share.
I don’t know if this is an authentic egg waffle (some photos I’ve seen look to have almost hollow and transparent bubbles) but I’m looking forward to tasting more.
E & Drink (next to the 99 Ranch store inside the shopping center)
7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111