Paris is a cosmopolitan city: from Greek gastronomy to Asian specialties including South American flavors, it has it all! With such a mix of cultures, baking pros definitely want to try new combos by mixing recipes from different countries. And these bets can be a success! For instance, enjoy Koya’s signature snack: a mix between mochi and waffle.
The store, set close to the Madeleine and Grands Boulevards, indulges us to Moffles – waffles based on sticky rice flour. It tastes like mochi but in a famous format.
Koya serves a varied menu providing several waffles and hot or cold drinks for a very reasonable cost. Allow 5 euros for a plain Moffle and up to €7.50 for the tiramisu Moffle with seasonal fruits. As for drinks, enjoy the traditional black tea bubble tea or the dalgona (a sweet Korean candy) tea. Seasonal fruit teas, lemonades, coffees and lattes are also available. These treats can be enjoyed on-the-go, on the small terrace or inside in a colorful and warm setting.
We tried the Moffle with maple syrup along with peach and hibiscus tea (served cold because of the heatwave), the tiramisu and matcha Moffle – the place’s bestseller – with some dalgona bubble tea and tapioca beads. Dishes have been eaten out in no time.
These Moffles have been more than approved by the editorial board. The texture of the waffle, crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and the light mochi taste are a great combo. The whipped cream and matcha taste great and are not sickly-sweet. It is not too sweet and allows to treat ourselves guilt-free. The maple syrup is very-well balanced too.
Drinks are great as well. The dalgona bubble tea tastes like sweet and we love it, it is not sickly-sweet either. The flavors are balanced and you can drink without having it taking over the waffle. The hibiscus tea is just as delicious. The taste is strong enough not to be diluted by the melting ice cubes. And then again, the drink flavors do not prevent enjoying those from the Moffle.
Koya is a fabulous place to discover asap and try over again every season to discover new temporary recipes!
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 19 July 2022
28 Rue Vignon
75009 Paris 9
Boisson: €2 - €6
Moffle: €5 - €7.5