Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Great Eggspectations

Lei ChicYou never put all of yours in one basket, know to avoid the bad ones, and you’re pretty sure the chicken came first.

Other than that, the only thing you do with eggs is grab them when you’re scrambling for a snack that you can be over with easy.

Break out of your shell with a new treat that’s all it’s cracked up to be.

The Puffettes Egg Puff truck rolled into Kakaako just a few weeks ago. Kent Lee grew up in Hong Kong helping his mother make the popular street snack and decided to break into the food truck ranks with his childhood comfort food.

Lei Chic A thin egg and evaporated milk-based batter is poured into a sizzling hot, cast iron mold peppered with pockets. The result is a fragile, crispy, sweet waffle connecting chewy pods with the consistency of baked mochi.

Sink your teeth into the traditional custard egg puff. Or mix it up with one of Lee’s own inventions, a light chocolate or wasabi batter made with real Japanese horseradish for the flavor punch without the heat.

Each is made to order and is best eaten immediately with Lee’s own milk tea. If you need to dash before dining, an aerated bag Lei Chichelps keep the puffs from getting soggy, while keeping crumbs in.

Because no one likes having egg on their face.

The Puffette Egg Puff truck rolls out in the Kakaako area Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m. until supplies run out, usually around 2 p.m.  Check its facebook page for today's location.

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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