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Move over galaxy desserts, freakshakes and rainbow grilled cheese because this food trend from Hong Kong is about to blow your unicorn food-loving mind.

It’s time to meet your latest food obsession. Say hello to puffles, bubble egg waffles, egg puffs or whatever other cute that takes your fancy. Their Cantonese name is gai daan jai, which translates as ‘little chicken egg’ – a perfectly-fitting description for these bubbly, honeycomb-like waffles.

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Bubble egg waffles have long been a popular street food snack sold by hawkers all over Hong Kong. They are made by pouring sweet batter into a special waffle iron with spherical cells as opposed to the traditional grid-shaped waffle irons we’re used to.

Today they’re being re-imagined in ways you won’t believe are real. It all started with California’s Cauldron ice cream parlour creating the ‘puffle cone’ – an egg waffle shaped into a cone, filled with ice cream and topped with enough candies and syrups to fuel a Mad Hatter’s tea party for hours on end.

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These bubble waffle cones are now available in stores around the world, including Wowfulls, Eggloo and Eggettes in NYC, and London’s very own Nosteagia, where you can indulge in waffle cones like Peanut Coco Pops, Mr. Oreo, Queen Berry and Bananarama. BTW, Nosteagia also serve bubble tea so you can feast on double the bubble.

Waffle egg cone/puffle cone & wipping cream : c'est delicious

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Let’s take a moment to think about the reason why people are going nuts for these all over social media. A mind-bendlingly delicious egg waffle (and Hong Kong's #1 street food) is pimped up within an inch of its' life to create an extravagant sweet treat for both your eyes and your belly. The eye-popping waffle texture married with the melting ice cream and colourful decorations were made to be Instagrammed. And the taste? Imagine a sweet, creamy ice cream in flavours ranging from chocolate marshmallow, to sea salt caramel nestled inside a hot, puffy and crisp bubble waffle cone. Shards of M&M's, your favourite cereals and crushed cookies are scattered on top before being drenched in the syrupy drizzle of your dreams.

Are you dribbling yet?

We’ve rounded up the most lip-smacking bubble egg waffles and puffle cones we could find. Keep your cool and try not to freak out over these bubblicious treats that were made for those moments of unashamed indulgence.

1. Here's one with colourful cereal and honey

This totally counts as breakfast.

Powering whirled peace.

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