STROOPWAFELS in Malaysia!!

I first heard of “Stroopwafels” from wmw’s post and being a dessert-holic, as expected I got curious and did a little research on the internet.
Apparently the closest place to Malaysia for your stash of this diabetic-inducing, glucose – high snack is in Hollandse Club, Singapore.

Alas, my last trip to Singapore was somewhat rushed, and I didn’t manage to buy it then.
So that ended my short -term curiosity with Stroopwafels. Or so I thought.


Stroopwafels originated from Netherlands and each waffle is made up of two thin layers of batter with caramel like syrup filling in the middle.

The technique to eat them is to put one over a cup of steaming hot unsweetened coffee/tea so the gooey caramel within liquidize slightly from the heat whilst absorbing the fragrance from coffee steam.

Thick goo-ey caramel...


My liaison with Stroopwafels was revived recently when I got to know Mandy, who enjoyed them so much that now she imports them in so that she could continue to indulge in them.
Not a fan of over-sweet stuffs, I didn’t buy a pack for my own consumption, but as close friend’s birthday pressie (& yea, I was hoping for a trial piece from b’day girl’s pack but I think she finished ’em already!).

Then came a sudden invite from Mandy herself, for an Afternoon TÊte-À-TÊte, & a chance to appraise the other varieties that she had bought in as well.

So here I am at Coffee Ritual, in section 14 on a Saturday afternoon.
Relaxed, a cup of steaming hot green tea on the table.


We started with the below since I love digestives biscuits and the crumb does look as if they were digestives.
Due to its thicker crumb, it counters the sweetness better compared the rest that followed.

JUMBO – Caramel Syrup filled Cookies.


Koeken – with passion fruit, apricot & peach.
This provides a different aftertaste, as it is more marmalade – like, for the lack of a better word.
Good for those bored of plain ‘ole caramel syrup.


The Minis (25 pieces x 1.5inch rounds) – 1 Pkt at RM32.00, 3 Pkts at RM86.00.
This scores points in my books for it’s rich buttery aroma.
Sweet yes, but that’s Stroopwafels for you.


Kanjers, comes in individual packs of 3, 12 packs per box.
I liked this the least. It is akin eating a butter cake & then discovering that it is actually made with planta.
The caramel within is overwhelmingly fake – saccharine sweetness and the wafer itself lacks the buttery aroma that I expect of Stroopwafels.


The Original (10pcs x 3inch diameter rounds) – 1 roll at RM30.00, 3 Rolls at RM78.00.


This is the least “spiced“.. just sweet unadulterated caramel. Well balanced with the buttery wafer. To me this was the best of the lot. Not that I am a fan of stroopwafels.

Daelmans, with comes with the “prettiest” packaging. Great as a Christmas pressie right?

the rest

A cross in between Kanjers & BakkerJoop in terms of taste.
Ah well, I’m tired of describing so that will be my verdict!
(hey..its the same thing ok, imagine being asked to describe 5 butter cakes from 5 different bakers…how many different adjectives can i use???)

Generally, the caramel within is all melted and gooey after a short stint with the coffee/tea cup. Due to its thick caramel filling, the thin wafer didn’t remain crisp.
Somehow, I detected a bit of “spiced” aftertaste with each stroopwafel but I’m not sure if its just me.
But look at this, perhaps there was spice after all?


And yeah, we had this as well; Speculaas which are also known as spiced biscuits.
The moment Mandy said “spiced”, my immediate reaction was “It’s ok, no need to try“. ;p
Sorry, a personal preference really, I dislike biscuits with spices of any sort.


I am done with stroopwafels for now and for those of you who would like to buy or have been looking high and low for stroopwafels, Mandy’s contact is as below.
She will advise you on the pricing. The Stroopwafles are flown in using air freight as they have a short shelf life of 2 to 3 months in room temperature and up to 1 year in the freezer.

Mandy Leong
016 357 9333
[email protected]

This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. sc

    that's a lot of stroopwafels at one go! thanks for the info- now all of us know where to get stroopwafels 🙂

  2. Allie

    I can't resist that! as you know, I'm a sweet tooth person. Thanks for sharing! So i can contact Mandy for ordering? any MOQ?

  3. burpandslurp

    holySHIT! OMG! That looks amazing! Where's mine? Save one for me when I come to KL! >.<

  4. thenomadGourmand

    sc: yup yup..u like them too??

    allie: Yes, just give her a call or email her. Not sure if she sends to Pg tho 😉
    Let me knw, mayb i can bring them back whn i go Pg

    burpandslurp: Of course! No prob!

  5. Tummythoz

    That's quite a well researched (burp) post for a non-fan.

  6. Sean

    whoa, i lurrrrrve caramel (mars bars are one of my all-time favorite comfort food items), so this all looks very appealing! but must resist, otherwise sugar levels will shoot up! 😀

  7. SimpleGirl

    i am also interested to try, but U think they will send to Ipoh?

  8. J2Kfm

    aiks, nothing wrong with spiced confectioneries. least i kinda like them.
    sarawak kek lapis, cinnamon crackers, etc …

    yeah, i rmbr wmw's glowing reviews back then, and i tot we'll never be able to try them here.

  9. thenomadGourmand

    tummythoz: Hehe..i love writing abt food..hence I do a bit of research whn it comes to food tht i'm not too familiar with..

    sean: I prefer Snickers 😉
    U worried abt sugar levels?? At the rate u eat desserts???

    simplegirl: I can bring it to Ipoh if u want. prob making a trip soon. a makan trip of course!! KEKEEK

  10. worldwindows

    Once eaten can stop thing! I like the sticky caramel.

  11. qwazymonkey

    That's alot at one go! U must be sugar high after.

  12. ~Christine~Leng

    we bought lotsa stroopwafels during our visit to Amsterdam! and I miss them!! Thanks for sharing gal ^^

  13. Steven Goh

    Stroopwafels? sound like starship trooper. It is very unique where there are stuffing insude this so call wafel. Nice one 🙂

  14. c[_]

    I got addicted to stroopwaffles, shortly after moving to London, although I don't quite know what they were called. I called them syrup waffles. I couldn't find them in the major supermarkets but thank goodness my round the corner grocer sells it for £2.19, a far cry from RM32, even after conversion.

  15. 3 hungry tummies

    oh you are naughty, now i really feel like some sweets!!

  16. 550ml jar of faith @minchow

    OMG! I tried these babies when a colleague brought some back fr the Netherlands some years ago and I could not stop at one packet! Resigned to the fact that I'd need to book a ticket there to get my fix. Thank you so much for this!!

  17. SimpleGirl

    thanks in advance, do let me know when U'll be here….ya!

  18. thenomadGourmand

    ww: ohh..i didnt think u hv a sweet tooth!

    qwazymonkey: Oh..i had one bite each! LOL. I thought of the kms I hv to run to burn 'em off and couldn't take more than a bite!

    christine: No prob! Hope you find these ones to yr likin!

    steven: Hv u had them before?

    c: Hhaaha..tht's weak Ringgit for you..

    3 hungry tummies: Oh hi! So u in town?

    550: No prob! hope these are as good as the ones u had!

    simplegirl: soon, i think. soon! ;p

  19. 3 hungry tummies

    unfortunately i'm in melbourne so i can only watch what you eat thru ur blog 🙁

  20. ai wei

    OOOOOOMMMMMMMGGGGGGG!!! that's a lot of Stroopwafels <3

  21. sloppy

    so many of them! O_o looks really interesting..


    you have a nice food blog here… 😀

  23. vialentino

    yve will seriously like this…her fav….waffle…not me ler…

    when got makan gathering again? …next weekend better…kekeke

  24. Yin

    love them..i bot loads when i was in austria 🙂

  25. pkah

    can i order from u???

  26. ziadesa

    Wow…. thats good business…. A pack of Jumbo stroopwafels is about 2 Euro ….. There are cheaper ones in Aldi and Lidl….

    I used to like stroopwafels…. But now ughhh to sweet la….

    Howcome you dont like Speculaas??? Nice whaaat… Reminds me of Sinter Klaas…

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hehhe.. I don’t like anything too sweet n general!! 😀

  27. Mandy Leong

    Hi All,

    I am no longer selling stroopwafels. You can buy them locally now – just type Little Miss Stroopwafel Malaysia or JM Strooplwafels. Otherwise, you may order online from . They deliver to Malaysia


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