The Union Station kiosks has a brand new tenant and they specialize in a Hong Kong treat called bubble waffles. This was an entirely different style of dessert that I’ve never had before. When I heard Sweet House finally opened, I immediately made my way there to give them a try.
701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Bubble waffles which are also referred to as egg waffles are a spherical egg-based waffle popular in Hong Kong. They consist of an eggy leavened batter cooked between two plates of semi-spherical cells. They are typically served hot and topped with different fruits and flavors. At Sweet House,
They are usually served hot, and often eaten plain, although they may be served with fruit and flavors such as strawberry, coconut or chocolate. At Sweet House, you can choose your base, pick an ice cream to load it with and select different toppings. Since it was my first time, I literally said serve me whatever. They chose nearly everything and this was the bubble waffle I received. It literally looked like a waffle cone folded in half but with bubbles sticking out of it.
It was stuffed with vanilla ice cream and topped with pocky sticks and Kit-Kats. I wasn’t sure how to eat it so I started eating one bubble at a time which I guess is one of the ways to do it. The bubble waffle itself was slightly sweet. At first bite, they were a bit crispy but very soft on the inside. It was like there was an air pocket in the middle which gave it an airy feeling. The vanilla ice cream just made it an even better treat on a hot summer day.
Since I was already there, I figured why not pig out some more? I ordered a spider web crispy roll and some coconut sticky rice with mango sorbet.
The gentleman working at Sweet House explained to me what the spider web crispy roll was, but I literally forgot what he told me. It was a very light treat that broke apart easily with each bite. It’s hard to explain and something worth trying though. As for the coconut sticky rice, I loved every bite of it. This was a type of treat I would often eat as a youngster, so this brought back many memories. And the mango sorbet was killer. If you love mango and if you love sorbet, try this for sure!
What I loved most about Sweet House was they offered something very unique to Wichita. Lots of people get tired of the same old thing; sometimes you want places offering a fresh and appealing product. They do just that.
The people working at Sweet House were very nice. They were all smiles and very engaging. Check them out this summer, especially if you’re looking for a treat to cool you down.
On a side note, whoever owns Union Station needs to get some tables and chairs out there to give a more homey and inviting vibe to the area.
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