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Five days of photos: Day 3/5 + Friday's Unscientific Poll [20160527|09:14]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Keiki is very excited about daisy-picking.

And now, a Very Important Waffle question, triggered by disagreement in waffle perception between myself and my British partner.

Poll #2045794 Important waffle question


They're mostly a breakfast thing
They're mostly a dessert/pudding thing

[User Picture]From: hano
2016-05-27 08:25 (UTC)
Waffles for dessert is wrong. And probably American or something.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-05-27 13:34 (UTC)
Now I'm really confused. Americans tend to have waffles for breakfast. I don't think I encountered waffles for dessert (e.g. "Belgian waffles") until moving to the UK!

Edited at 2016-05-27 01:34 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: doccy
2016-05-27 08:56 (UTC)
Assuming we're talking waffles-as-made-by-a-waffle-iron type of thing...

I'm aware of them as a breakfast food, and I'm aware of them as a dessert/pudding thing - but I've only ever had them as a delicious dessert with ice cream and such :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-05-27 13:35 (UTC)
I meant waffles either made from scratch using a waffle iron, or purchased from the frozen dessert/pudding/ice cream section of a supermarket. The ready availability of savoury/potato waffles baffled me very much when I first moved to the UK. (Confession: I still don't quite understand potato waffles. This doesn't stop me from eating them. At all.)
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[User Picture]From: doccy
2016-05-27 14:23 (UTC)


There used to be a place called "The American Diner" in Exeter (run by an American lady I rarely saw and her unpredictable English husband). There, if my memory serves me at all right, I had waffles for breakfast, and they were a delight.

Ooh! And, if I may, let me explain Potato Waffles (assuming you're unfamiliar with the video below). This should explain Everything, as it is by far the primary reason that we have half a pack of them in the freezer right now.

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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2016-05-28 10:18 (UTC)
Turks don't do sweet breakfast, so waffles are definitely a dessert thing here, but they dessert the living fuck out of them with ice cream, fruit, whipped cream, crushed oreos, nutella, and three different sauces (chocolate, kiwi, caramel)... and I mean all of that at the same time, all on one waffle.

I'm happy to do them either way, either as dessert or breakfast. I'm also into the American savoury waffle thing, like chicken and waffles or whatever, with gravy and mashed potatoes and all that.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-05-31 20:41 (UTC)
Oh man I loved Turkish desserts. I especially loved how they turned all those dainty French pastries up to 11 with additional cream, chocolate and pistachios. So I can imagine Turkish waffles being absolute heaven.

In conclusion, WAFFLES.
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[User Picture]From: slemslempike
2016-05-28 16:55 (UTC)
When I lived in the MIddle East as a child we used to go to a hotel for Friday breakfast a lot, all you can eat, tables heaving with food. I was once turned away from the waffle stand because they said I'd had too many already. So I think I am definitely in the "who cares, WAFFLES" camp.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-05-31 20:39 (UTC)
Turned away from the waffle stand! OBJECTION!
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[User Picture]From: impix
2016-05-29 07:06 (UTC)
My understanding:
Waffles for breakfast (like pancakes) = American
Waffles any other time = Belgian.
Pancakes once a year, which cause great excitement like Christmas = British.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-05-31 20:35 (UTC)
I remember the first time I had for pancakes on pancake day with some British colleagues. They were SO EXCITED. I didn't understand, but went along with it anyway. Because what's not to like about pancakes?!
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