SWEET and savory. When they’re put together, they somehow taste so good together because the contrast of flavors bring out the best in each other. This is why most American style diners and breakfast places offer a classic combination of Waffles and Bacon. But innovative chef Sharwin Tee, host of the Lifestyle Network show Curiosity Got the Chef, takes this awesome dish to another level by introducing another sweet and savory element, this time in the syrup. While most restaurants would simply dress up their Waffles and Bacon or Pancakes and Bacon with the regular sweet syrup, he whips up Hoisin Syrup to go with his Waffles and Bacon and aptly calls his dish Bacon Waffles with Hoisin Syrup.
Chef Sharwin featured this innovative sweet-and-savory dish, which is perfect for breakfast or brunch, in a recent cooking class he conducted at The Maya Kitchen, and the recipe is right here.
12 strips honey-cured bacon
1 200-gram pack Maya Original Hotcake Mix
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. five-spice powder
1/4 cup pancake syrup
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup sour cream
1. Cook bacon in a pan over medium heat. Collect the bacon fat and reserve 2 Tbsps.
2. Cook the hotcake with egg and water according to package direction. Replace the oil with the reserved 2 Tbsps. bacon fat.
3. In a small saucepot, sauté garlic and five-spice powder until fragrant. Add in pancake syrup and hoisin sauce, and cook for 1 minute.
4. Serve waffles on plate with bacon on top. Drizzle with hoisin syrup and serve with a dollop of sour cream.