Eggette Lab (蛋仔工坊) @ Gurney Plaza, Penang.
A brand specializing in making Eggette, a classic Hong Kong street snack has started their business operation in the form of kiosk (more like take and go) on 7th floor of Gurney Plaza Penang (right next to Max Gourmet). The venture is not new in the industry, they have a few branches across the KL district and now, the first branch in Penang. Eggette Lab aims to sling a vast array of Eggettes/ Hong Kong Egg Waffles in a few playful and quirky flavors but the idea was well-sold to the young and curious; drawing a huge crowd on the evening we visited. The servers were fast... but not quite fast enough. No seats allocated for customers and it is more like a takeaway food kiosk and not meant for hipsters to chill out. The location may be a little odd but this could be the ideal snack that movie-watchers could snack on while waiting for the showtime.
One of their best-sellers of the evening- Charcoal Cheese (Rm 5.90); some Mozzarella Cheese will be sandwiched in between. It was expertly done to the right texture, exactly what I had in Hong Kong. The middle part should be airy and Eggette Lab's was thinly coated with Mozzarella Cheese. The outer layer was crispy while the inner part was soft-chewy. The salinity of the Cheese counterbalanced the sweetness of the Waffle and it turned out to be quite an addictive snack. The beautiful part of including Cheese here is that some remnants of the Cheese will form a thin but delightfully charred crunchy sheet at the bottom of the Waffle which further enhances both the texture and flavor of the Waffle. Worth a try if you'd ask me.
Taste: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *Rated based on the one I had*
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: 170-06-01, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A