So small…

My brother bought me this from Singapore…

Petite gaufres 1

…that came in a quaint, little tin…

Petite gaufres 2

Takashimaya, no less!!!

I bet they’re pretty expensive! They’re called petite gaufres…or Kobe fugetsudo – in Japanese obviously. I googled to find out more and it seems that they are referred to as waffles.

I would think they’re more like wafers…or those paper thin things that we used to love as kids. They came in all kinds of colours – red, green…whatever, stored in a tin and we used to be able to buy them at fun fairs together with candy floss which was every child’s favourite way back then…and I remember that they were actually quite tasteless.

They were sealed-packed in threes and in a tin, there were only two packs, so that meant there were only six altogether…

Petite gaufres 3

To me, they actually looked like our love letters or kuih sepit/kapit

Petite gaufres 4

…and each came in twos, with some sweet vanilla or strawberry cream sandwiched in between…

Petite gaufres 5

…but personally, I did not think they were any good at all even though my missus quite liked them. I think I would much sooner have our kuih sepit/kapit which would not only be nicer but also a lot cheaper. I do like the tin though…so I’ll just keep that and see what I can do with it.

Author: suituapui

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20 thoughts on “So small…”

  1. At a glance, I thought an ice cream tub… then sardines/tuna fish came to my mind.. never crossed my mind that they were wafers.. well, nice or not, it is good to try new things we havent come across… πŸ™‚

    LOL!!! You people have hyperactive imagination. Btw, claire…I seem to have a problem logging into your blog – in fact, not only yours but also the other ones. That’s why you do not see me dropping by to comment. Hope it will be ok soon…

    1. funny.. i had problem with cleff’s blog last night.. today ok.. as for mine, no problem at all.. its ok.. drop by when u can… mine is all genting pics…

      Sure will. I’ll keep on trying… πŸ˜‰

  2. Initially….I tot it’s those cream you use for your hair… hahahaha!

    They come in such nice tins these days? LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

    P.S. Just told claire that I can’t access those blogs these past few days like hers and others…but yours o.k. Don’t ask me why, I dunno!

    1. They come in all sort of things… in tins, in cans like those soft drinks cans, and also in balls! *pengsan* I saw one on TV… Brylcream product…styling cream or sth like that. Comes in a ball. Haizz…could have mistook it for a rubber ball we give to young babies to press or bite when they’re teething!

      Oh? You wouldn’t need to bite on those, I’m sure. ROTFLMAO!!! πŸ˜€

  3. wou and it’s expensive? o.O i think not only ur missus will like it, all the other girls will like it i think ^^” As for the tin, put Jacob round biscuits!! lol XD

    Ya…or use to keep my loose change. Coins! Sikit sikit jadi bukit. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  4. the packing look nice though… but then it looks tasteless leh. like so plain one. :/

    It actually was quite tasteless…just the sweet cream inside which I did not fancy so much. I don’t like biscuits with cream in between – not even chocolate…except for the more savoury peanut cream perhaps. πŸ™‚

  5. Alamak…i thought it’s luncheon meat pulak…isk i bikin malu betul. Jakun. Didnt know they come in such pretty container

    Gosh! You love meat, don’t you? LOL!!! This is actually smaller than a luncheon meat tin…maybe something like the tuna cans.

    1. Carnivore mah…the “Gulong” brand of Lunchoen meat comes in blue can like these :p

      Is that so? I thought they’re yellow? I buy Gulong also…but not as fragrant as the Ma Ling ones long ago when they were still very nice. One thing though, the Gulong ones are not so salty. πŸ˜‰

  6. Wow. This is too thin. It reminds of of the Holy Bread during mass because of its thinness.

    Yup…it was something like that except that it wasn’t white.

  7. How about putting something familiar next to the biscuit and retake the photos? Say…..a 20 sen coin or watch or whatever. That way, we can have a better idea of size.

    I am asking because the your 1st photo gives me an impression the tin is the size of those butter cookie common in our supermarket, about 10 or 12 inches in diameter. But your subsequent photo seems to suggest otherwise…..

    Ya…it does look bigger in the close-up photos. The diameter was as big as that of an ordinary mug… On the whole, about the size of a tuna can…slightly bigger perhaps.

  8. Very nice packaging. But only 6 pieces? Not enough for me to munch. hehe

    Yalor…if nice, sure not enough! Luckily, not great…so ok lah! Enough! LOL!!!

  9. It look tasty to me, i think i will like it. But so little in one tin, how many tins i have to buy lei? hahahhaha

    Looked nice…but not really. I think I would rather buy any kuih sepit/kapit…, any one will be nicer.

  10. Ha. I thought the biscuit has the diameter of 9 inches or so. More of a saucer than a biscuit.

    Ya…a plastic soy sauce saucer! Not big at all. 😦

  11. I think the price mainly due to the very nice & presentable tin + packing πŸ™‚ So what u gonna keep in the tin now? hehehe πŸ™‚

    Dunno. Haven’t found any use for it yet… LOL!!!

  12. Cut a hole and use the tin for piggy bank? The sounds of coins goes well with the metal tin:)

    Ya…I might as well use a MILO tin, bigger! LOL!!! I wonder why Singapore would use that Japanese wafer or whichever country it originates from as a souvenir. Might as well ise the baba/nyonya’s kuih kapit/sepit – at least, more relevant where Singapore is concerned.

  13. hello.. it seems I’ve missed a lot of entries in this blog..

    that’s creative.. but you said it’s not that nice… hmmmm…

    No taste…and the cream, like those in the biscuits sold in big glass jars at grocery stores. Sweet…and not nice. πŸ˜›

  14. So small… Wondering what else that could describe. A, you do have a talent for coming up with intriguing titles.

    They’re all song titles…but some, I’ve used twice or three times. Hmmm….now, now, what could you be thinking of, eh? Naughty! Naughty! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

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