The Dessert Trend Everyone's Still Talking About, So Text That Friend You Take On Foodie Adventures
Popular first in Hong Kong and then later in Soho in London, bubble wrap waffles have hit Providence, RI courtesy of Kow Kow Food Truck. Made while you wait from an egg-based batter via a somewhat unusual honeycomb-like iron, these ginormous (You’ll need both hands to hold these ice cream, fruit, and syrup stuffed treats!), puffy wonders are Insta, splurge and buzz worthy - people are still talking about them this winter even though their on-the-street truck schedule has been curtailed by the January chill. (If we had a $ for everyone who still asks us about Kow Kow on a weekly basis…)
After stalking their Insta, we were originally able to track them down last Fall on Waterman on the East Side, where a small group of dessert enthusiasts (and IG foodies) were already assembled and waiting to get their orders in. And take photos with the finished product. I mean there was a mom there with two little kids who are destined to become food bloggers in a few short years. Naturals in front of the I-Phone camera they were!
Anywho, we went pretty classic with our order, deciding on The Usual (vanilla ice cream, hazelnut drizzle, strawberry, and banana) after mulling over the 4-5 ice cream based options. $8.50 might see like a lot, but for that price you get a big enough portion to share with at least one other person - whether it’s that fav friend who always goes with you in search of new food adventures or your significant other with one heck of a sweet tooth (or maybe you have to plead with him or her to accompany you, whatevs). Also, you can get your hands on Just A Waffle for around $3.75, something to keep in mind for all your snacking and Insta Story needs going forward for the rest of the year.
So scope out their IG (They may be popping up at places like Proclamation Ale -at the refurbished mill on Kilvert Street - in Warwick this Winter.), bring your appetite, and your charged phone because pics, or it didn’t happen is still too true, right?
**This post has been updated and revised from one that originally appeared on the site in the Fall of 2018.