Whether you know them as egg puffs, eggettes, gai daan jai, or a variety of other names, bubbly Hong Kong-style egg waffles are becoming increasingly easy to find in the Boston area, more than 60 years after they reportedly began popping up at street carts throughout Hong Kong.
Once available locally solely at a cash-only cart hidden in the back of a small Chinatown food court, served plain in a paper bag, egg puffs are now appearing around Boston topped with ice cream, fried chicken, and more at bubble tea shops in Malden and even at a South End restaurant better known for its wood-fired pizzas.
Here are 12 Boston-area spots that serve Hong Kong-style waffles. Know of any others? Hit up the tipline.
Notes: Map points are listed from north to south, not ranked. This map was originally published on May 15, 2017; it is updated periodically. The most recent updates (September 5 and 19, 2017) add Allston newcomers Teamoji (which recently replaced Tealosophy) and the Hot Spot, plus the recently opened Sweet Sip in Dorchester.
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