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BREAKFAST AT COCO’S : NEW WAFFLES IN TOWN

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We’ve grown up feasting on sel rotis, jerry swaris, and gwaramaris for breakfast and loved every moment of it. It is surprising how well we’ve fended off the western cultural onslaught when it comes to breakfasts. Nevertheless, it is always good fun to try new things out. This time we went ahead and got our hands on some delicious waffles at a small place in Bansbari called Coco Waffles.

Coco Waffles is a small cozy dessert place in Bansbari that offers
a variety of delicious homemade waffles. Initiated by a young Taiwanese couple this waffle place aims to give something fresh and different to their customers.

Here are some excerpts of the short interview session that the couple had with the TNM team as well as a look into some delicious waffles.

Why Nepal?

Nepal is a small beautiful country and it might not seem like it but there are a lot of opportunities here. We love this place and we thought this was the best place to be so why not?

Why Waffles?

When we went around Kathmandu to get our favorite dessert we could not really satisfy our tastes. We wanted to do something that was not already done before and was easy. Waffles are pretty easy and it is delicious, we thought people would love it and they have loved it ever since we started!

How has the response been so far?

Very honestly it is better than expected. The people are kind here and gave
us chances even when we were in an experimental phase. We have not yet promoted our place in any way; no pamphlets no presence in social media and yet people are again and again because of word of mouth. We are grateful that people are so nice here and so supportive of us too.We would sincerely like to Thank our customers.

What are the Challenges?

The main problem is that we cannot
get ingredients in Nepal very easily.We usually have to get it from abroad and it makes it very expensive for us. We did not get the flavors we were looking for so Coco my wife decided to make things on her own. That’s why most of our ingredients like the peanut butter and the ice creams are homemade.

We did this so that we maintain our quality and taste but sometimes it is very difficult for us to even get the basic materials here .Lastly,we would like to thank everyone for the chances that they have given us and we would like to request people to visit us because we have very hygienic,fresh food.Also for the young people of Nepal try to look for opportunities here,if you look properly we are sure you will find something.

PEANUT BUTTER WAFFLES RECIPE (6 SERVINGS)

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  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs – beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cooking spray or melted butter

Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high heat. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, eggs, milk and oil. Add this to the flour mixture.

Spray the waffle iron surface lightly with the cooking spray or brush it with the butter. Fill a medium-size ladle (or 1/2 cup) with batter and pour it onto the waffle iron. Cook until the waffle is golden brown, approximately 2 minutes.

Serve hot with maple syrup and butter or jam

NUTELLA WAFFLES (2-3 SERVINGS)

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  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 
1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup oil
1 egg
  • 1/3 cup Nutella

Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high heat. Whisk together the flour, corn starch, sugar, baking soda and salt. Now stir in the buttermilk, oil and egg. Allow the batter to rest for 20 minutes. For the Nutella you can go a couple different routes. You can swirl it into the batter before pouring into your waffle maker. Or you can swirl it over the batter after you’ve poured it into your waffle maker. Spray the waffle iron surface lightly with the cooking spray or brush it with the butter. Fill a medium-size ladle (or 1/2 cup) with batter and pour it onto the waffle iron. Cook until the waffle is golden brown, approximately 2 minutes.

Serve with bananas or berries.

Located inside Bansbari, Kathmandu, Nepal 01-4017688

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