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New Texture and Sensation! BEST 3 Spots in Tokyo for the Latest Craze in Pancakes

Following the advent of the boom on heavy pancakes led by Eggs’n Things and other restaurants, Japan is now ushering in a wave of innovative pancakes that are characterized by their smooth texture and sense of surprise. Here are three of the best shops in Tokyo offering the latest types of pancakes that you have to try.

<1> FLIPPER’S Shimokitazawa Shop: Experience a new melt-in-your-mouth goodness

FLIPPER’S Shimokitazawa Shop is a restaurant that opened in July 2016 that is dedicated to soufflé pancakes. Here, the pancakes use rich batter made with two times the usual amount of eggs, and are carefully cooked at low temperature only upon order. The Kiseki no Pancake Plain (1,080 JPY) is an exquisite pancake made with batter containing eggs from Shiroishizao in Miyagi and domestically grown wheat, and then paired with this shop’s original rich maple butter cream.

FLIPPER’S Shimokitazawa Shop

1F, 2-26-20 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

<2>cafe accueil Ebisu Main Shop: Be moved by the soft and fluffy thick pancakes!

It can be said that cafe accueil Ebisu Main Shop started the trend of pancake houses with long lines of customers outside their doors. This restaurant is famous for its classic Yaki Marshmallow Pancake (grilled marshmallow pancake, 972 JPY for half serving) and various other pancakes that change every season. The Accueil Pancake with Maple Syrup and Fresh Butter (842 JPY for half) that uses buttermilk and glutinous rice flour is a one-of-a-kind pancake that is filled with a soft and fluffy sensation. This shop’s trademark is its batter that remains thick even after being cooked.

cafe accueil Ebisu Main Shop

1F Elegante Vita, 2-10-10 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

<3> VERY FANCY loves ANNTEANA: Try the “drinkable pancake”!

VERY FANCY loves ANNTEANA is a pancake restaurant produced by Satoru Sugimoto, known as the “Pancake Prince” in Japan. Here, customers love the Mix Berry (1,242 JPY) and other meal-type pancakes. The Plain Pancake (864 JPY), a pancake particular about the use of ingredients such as its homemade cheeses and is made by creating meringue upon order, offers a new kind of soft and fluffy texture.


102 Symphony Daikanyama, 12-16 Daikanyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 06.07.2017]

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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