With a coupon for buy 1 get 1 free bubble waffles, Mom and I visited Bubble Waffle, the newly opened food stall in the Aberdeen Centre food court. They are usually priced at $3.75 each, which is slightly more than restaurants elsewhere in Richmond. I was here over the weekend, but discovered they did not accept coupons except from Tuesday to Thursday. When I got there this time, the server told me it was only for the original flavour. I then said the coupon did not specify that, nor the date, and I already had to make a return trip. The owner let it go this time, but she was clearly unsatisfied and said very rudely, “Only this time.” Seriously, if they are going to place all these restrictions on a coupon, they better state it outright. It is almost a scam to draw customers here only to tell them they have limited options. Service for Bubble Waffle is definitely below zero.
However, since I won the battle of the alternate flavours, I got what I wanted. The 草莓北角鸡蛋仔 (Strawberry Bubble Waffle) was very tasty. It had a strong artificial strawberry flavour as they added the powder to the waffle base. However, I like that taste better than real strawberries. It was slightly pink in colour. The insides were soft and chewy while the outside was a little crispier and added a nice crunch.
The 绿茶北角鸡蛋仔 (Green Tea Bubble Waffle) had the strong taste of matcha powder, which got quite bitter and not sweet enough for dessert. The green shade was not the most pleasant colour but it was expected. I did want more of the sweet, original batter taste, though, rather than an overpowering green tea powder flavour. This one was also crispier on the edges and soft in the centre, offering contrasting textures.
These took a long time to make as they only had three machines and lots of people were waiting for their noodle soup and bubble waffle combo. The food is quite decent, but I do not think I will go back again as they clearly do not know how to treat customers.