A popular Hong Kong-style street snack has landed at Liberty Public Market. Now making fresh bubble waffles in the southwest corner of the food hall is the first brick-and-mortar location for DuO Confections. The dessert shop got its start at the Sunday Lane Field Park Market, where it still sells its treats from portable, see-through “bubble tent”.
The name comes from the pairing of its egg-shaped crispy waffles with premium gelato. Offered in original, green tea, chocolate, and black sesame flavors, the waffles are used as cones to hold scoops of gelato and other sweet toppings; custom combos include All That Matcha with matcha gelato, chocolate-covered strawberry, mochi, and a Pocky stick and Movie Night, which fills an original bubble waffle with vanilla gelato, caramel corn, and a Coke syringe. The cafe also serves acai bowls, smoothies, and other specialty drinks.
The Liberty Public Market grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, November 30 when the first 20 guests will receive a free specialty bubble waffle and the shop is offering $2 off any waffle on Saturday and Sunday. Operating hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Owner Long Jiang shared that the company plans to open additional locations next year and is currently looking at the La Jolla/UTC and Carlsbad areas.