Yellow Business in Smorgasburg, L.A

Remnants of my childhood surfaced while eating Yellow Business’s Hong Kong bubble waffles. I was so delighted to see Koala’s March and Pocky Sticks served with my Matcha Green Tea Waffle! Moreover, my Chocolate Waffle had chocolate cigar cookies, marshmallows, and graham crackers! I don’t know how many times I’ve shared or fought over these treats with my brothers while growing up, but eating these always makes me feel like a kid again. When I think it couldn’t get any better, I discovered that I was also taking a bite of someone’s else’s childhood.


Henry and his business partners, Sergio and Kurtiz, simply used their childhood memories as a platform to build Yellow Business. They all grew up in Hong Kong and ate bubble waffles on the streets of H.K. This treat is a very popular street food in H.K and it happens to be Henry’s favorite childhood snack. When Henry lived there, he would often buy it after school and devour it on his way home. He could never resist the scent or sight of these things. However, it all changed after moving to the United States fifteen years ago.

Leaving Hong Kong also meant leaving his favorite snack behind. Henry has tried numerous bubble waffles from different vendors in L.A and surrounding areas, but would always find himself disappointed by the lack of originality. However, this frustration turned into inspiration. He and his partners know exactly how H.K Bubble Waffles should be like, so they took it upon themselves to create replicas.

Over a span of 2-3 months, they went through hundreds and hundreds of egg and waffle tastings before they perfected the traditional H.K Bubble Waffles they have known as kids. Yellow Business was then born and they made their public debut in March 2016.

Yellow Business is committed to producing 100% original H.K Bubble Waffles- crispy on the outside and spongey, moist on the inside.  In addition to serving it plain, they have sweet and salty options. So if you are leaning more to the savory side, you can try their Bolognese or Takoyaki flavors. But if your sweet tooth strikes, it is best to try their Vanilla, Chocolate, or Matcha Green Tea items. All these come with ice cream, whipped cream, powdered sugar, fudge, and colorful sprinkles. FYI, the Matcha Green Tea was their first creation and it is also their most popular item!

If you want a taste of original H.K waffle without traveling thousands of miles, then do not hesitate to stop by Yellow Business at Smorgasburg L.A. They are there every Sunday, between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. It is their passion to share H.K original bubble waffles and to put smiles on peoples’ faces from all over the world. From my viewpoint: They have accomplished their mission. My favorite was their Chocolate Waffle.

Yellow Business

Address: 785 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Sunday- 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Vanilla Bubble Waffle


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Sincerely, Cecilia @thestaticfoodbin

12 comments on “Yellow Business in Smorgasburg, L.A

  1. Ice cream and waffles = Heaven

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  2. Wow, even though I’m in Hong Kong, I haven’t had such creative and elaborate waffles!

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  3. They look sooo good with the ice cream!

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  4. Wow Cecilia!! These must be the most photographed sundaes in L.A.!! So fun! And we’ve had those bubble waffles in San Francisco with our kids (our son-in-law is from Hong Kong). Delish!

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  5. You make me wish that I live in LA 😦

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