Brussels is a lot of things; the capital of Belgium, the stronghold of the European Union, but best of all for travelers with a sweet tooth, Brussels is sanctuary of chocolate! Belgians are big fans of anything sweet. And for all sugar fans going to Brussels here is a list of must try desserts.
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The one dessert that has all Belgians flocking to Brussels is the Chocolate Moilleux. This cleverly crafted chocolate soufflé is light but incredibly rich in taste.
The Belgian waffle famous nationally and internationally is actually merely one of the different types of waffles in Belgium. The gaufre de Liège is the most commonly known abroad as the Belgian waffle. It is distinguished by its lack of right angles. The other type of Belgian waffle is the gaufre de Bruxelles recognizable for its rectangular shape. This waffle is lighter than the former and usually garnished with whipped cream, strawberries, sugar or chocolate. Both of these waffles can be found and enjoyed at any time of the day in the many waffle shops of the capital.
Another specialty of Liège is the Lacquement. It can be best characterized as a flat wafer drenched in syrup and sugar. This specialty of summer carnivals can also be devoured in tearooms of Brussels.
Of course, as traditional as the Belgian beer and fries, Belgian chocolates can be enjoyed in a variety of desserts that are worth the try. Similar to the chocolate of Belgium, but lesser known outside the borders of Belgium is the Spekulaas: a Belgian variety of spice cookies. This delicious mix of cinnamon, pepper, cloves, nutmeg and ginger has now transcended its original cookie format and can be made into ice-cream, cakes, pies, and even as a spread. Bonus: you can buy a jar of speculaas spread and take it back home!
Hotels in Brussels
Hotel Agenda Louise
Average Price: €55
Average Rating: 8.3
Aris Grand Place Hotel Brussels
Average Price: €49
Average Rating: 8.2
Hotel Astrid Centre
Average Price: €43
Average Rating: 7.7