Cycle 12 – Cycle 262
24 (Fri) September 2021
at Wirye Jeong
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
Croffle is a pastry dish. Consists of croissant dough (“CRO”), cooked in a waffle iron (“FFLE”). Conflicting internet reports suggest that it was invented either by an Irish chef or the chocolate company Godiva at its New York store. Internet images show croffles either cut down the middle and stuffed with things, as a croissant sandwich, or left intact and topped with things, as a waffle. All the rage at coffee shops in Korea, where it’s sometimes spelled “croiffle.”
At Wirye Jeong, it came dusted in sugar, accompanied by vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup.
I’m not at all into desserts/sweets, so I’m no reliable source, but I thought that it tasted pretty much like a typical waffle, perhaps a bit more buttery, a bit less cakey.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)