Food from Sabah Malaysia: Chocolate Waffle

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ December 1st, 2011. Updated on May 22nd, 2012. Published in: Travel blog » Food around the world » Sabahan food.
Chocolate Waffle from Malaysia

Chocolate Waffle from Malaysia

Chocolate Waffle from Sabah, Malaysia

Okay, a chocolate waffle can be from anywhere in the world! But, here in Malaysia it seems like the people of Sabah have adopted the chocolate waffle as their own.

On any street where there are people selling food, you are sure to find a vendor offering up fresh waffles with all manner of fillings. From strawberry jam to caramel and honey, the fillings are some of the worlds all time favorites.

My favorite has to be chocolate. Make that, double chocolate.

Street treats in Sabah

Watching your waffle being made is also a treat. The people here take pride in presenting you with something made and crafted with care.

Wait 5 minutes for the hissing batter to form into a light golden crust in front of you as the vendor lightly tucks the sides in, and prods the lid shut tight.  Then choose your topping from the 4 – 10 jars nearby.

While not all vendors offer the best in taste, I have seen some long queues on the street. Here business types, and local people queue together as they all know one thing.

Don’t go to the cafe’s. Street stalls are where the best chocolate waffles are to be found in Borneo!

This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting Food in Sabah, Malaysia

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16 Great responses to Food from Sabah Malaysia: Chocolate Waffle

  1. Anna's World says:

    Is this the same as chocolate creps? I’ve had them, very nice.

  2. mandy says:

    You like yours with (double) chocolate & I like mine with kaya & butter, typical Malaysian’s choice :D

  3. iamthewitch says:

    Waffles! Love them! I usually have mine with chocolate and peanut butter – you have to try this combination too! :)

  4. ciki says:

    one word.. yummeh!!! extra crispy please.. :P

  5. hayadith says:

    my favourite is chocolate too!

    Malaysia traditional food called ‘apam balik’ is very similar with waffles..have u tried? I love apam balik..

  6. FiSh says:

    it’s from sabah? i do see it everytime i go pasar malam or any shopping mall :)


  7. Spencer says:

    That is the best thing about travelling! You get to eat some wonderful food.

  8. this make me feel hungry

  9. palawan martin says:

    Ah you obviously have never been to Belgium.

  10. palawan martin says:

    Belgians have been making waffles since the Middle Ages

  11. Loeffle says:

    Missed it during my stay in Malaysia :(
    Had a final chance in George Town, but was to full to buy one.
    There’s always a next time :)