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Japanese souffle pancakes, are the softer, thicker version of regular pancakes. They are so soft that you almost feel like you're eating a cloud. On average, they take about 15-25 minutes to prepare since the batter has to be freshly made to get that great fluffy texture.
But it seems that people don’t mind the wait, judging by how many Japanese pancake houses like Riz Labo Kitchen (from Tokyo) and Gram Cafe & Pancakes (from Osaka), have chalked up insanely long queues ever since they opened in Singapore. But they’re not the only places to serve souffle pancakes. Read on to find out where to get them as well as what other sweet delights await to tantalise those taste buds.
1. Hoshino Coffee
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With all the limelight on the newer pancake houses around, it’s easy to forget one of the original places that brought souffle pancakes to Singapore. Hoshino Coffee has lovely souffle pancakes ($9.80) that are soft, moist, warm, and delicious even on its own.
Let them luxuriate in maple or honey syrup, spread some of that whipped salted butter, and enjoy. If you want, you could add ice cream too or opt for the matcha version. But if you are feeling particularly indulgent and your friend’s birthday is coming soon, treat them to a huge 3 tiered birthday pancake, topped with fresh cream and berries ($29.80). The price is a steal given that it’s good for six people.
Also on the menu: Seasonal pancakes and brunch specials – mini pancakes with Japanese omelette souffles and sides of bacon, steak or smoked salmon.
Hoshino Coffee has various outlets islandwide, including Orchard ION, Plaza Singapura and Capitol Piazza.
2. Belle-Ville Pancafe Cafe
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This tiny cafe, tucked away in a corner of Bugis Junction often has snaking queues that curl around the shop, so be sure to go off-peak if you can, or risk having to wait for an hour or so. The pancakes are tasty and incredibly soft. You don’t need a knife to eat them – simply a fork or even a spoon will do the job.
Be spoilt for choice with the huge variety of toppings on offer. You can get pancakes with grilled apple, mixed berries, chocolate and banana, mango, and the classic Japanese option of matcha with red bean and mochi.
Also on the menu: Chocolate and strawberry parfaits as well as an assortment of sandwiches in case you want something savoury to offset the sweetness.
Bell-Ville Pancake Cafe is at Bugis Junction, 230 Victoria St. Find it near Bugis Mrt Exit C on the ground floor.
3. Miam Miam
Repost from @mysweetlittletooth ・・・ Ultimate matcha pancake [$13.80++] Newly launched on the menu, do come between 2.30-5.30pm to enjoy this dessert that comes with a complimentary beverage (selected options) at $10.90++ instead. Promotion is applicable daily, including weekends! Baked fresh upon order, this soufflé pancake requires a waiting time of 15-20 min. Served with matcha softserve, stawberries, almond crumbles and a side of matcha sauce, the soufflé pancake is a matcha infused one (swipe to view its interior) that was soft, spongy and fluffy. A cotton-like texture that’s pleasantly enjoyable with the smooth, creamy matcha softserve and the matcha sauce. On the downside, the characteristic earthy note was lacking greatly in both the pancake and softserve, being more distinctive in the sauce. As for the complimentary beverage, I opted for the hot matcha (unsweetened) that’s certainly a perk-me-up with an earthy bitter undertone that’s intense and lingering. Though the pancakes are not ultimately for the hardcore matchaholics, but if you are here to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, you are in for a delight! ✨ . . : #burpple #matcha #matchapancake #hotmatcha #miammiamSG #afternoonbreak #afternoontea #teabreak #sgpromo #desserts #matchalover #yum #seeethtooth
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Miam Miam is a French Japanese Cafe which uses only fresh and sustainable ingredients. The pancakes there are a little firmer, but still equally delicious. If you have a soft spot for matcha desserts, get the Ultimate Matcha Pancake ($13.80++), a matcha infused pancake that’s served with matcha soft serve, matcha sauce, almond crumble and strawberries. A perfect tea-time indulgence.
Drop by from 2.30pm - 5.30pm on any day to get it for just $10.90++, and you’ll get a free drink too. This promo is available only at the Bugis Junction and Westgate outlets.
Also on the menu: A good selection of classic souffles and regular (non-souffle) pancakes with three flavours to choose from – Caramelised Banana, Truffle Choc and Houjicha.
Miam Miam is at Bugis Junction, Westgate, and Waterway Point.
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These are the cheapest souffle pancakes in Singapore. A set of two is just $3. And that’s because these babies are served in a hawker centre. Despite the modest setting, the quality of the pancakes are still superb. Your pancakes are freshly whipped and cooked only after you order, so they are still steaming hot and fluffy upon reaching your table.
As for toppings, you choose from a couple of drizzled sauces – caramel, strawberry, and chocolate. You should pop by for breakfast here if you live near the Queenstown area, but during weekends when it’s open.
Also on the menu: Puddings (for just $2) and various flavours of cheesecake (for only $3.80).
SweeT.Rex is at Mei Ling Market & Food Centre, 159 Mei Chin Rd.
5. Kyushu pancakes
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Alright, we’re bending the rules a little bit with this one. Kyushu Pancakes does not sell souffle pancakes, but seven-grain pancakes which are delicious in their own way. Yes, wholesome yet delicious. Try the Matcha Tiramisu ($16) which is essentially a stack of soft pancakes, topped with matcha sauce, mascarpone cheese vanilla ice cream, and a generous dusting of matcha powder.
Also on the menu: Savoury pancakes, waffles, salads and eggs benedict.
Kyushu Pancake is at Novena Regency, 275 Thomson Rd.
6. Gram Café & Pancakes
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Say hello to the iconic Gram Cafe & Pancakes from Osaka with their famous long queues, set to puff up a soufflé pancake storm in Singapore! These mesmerizing, wobbly towers of incredibly fluffy pancakes which jiggle and dance captivatingly when shaken on the plate are now here to capture our sensibilities. As the original of all Japanese Instagrammable soufflé pancakes,Gram Café & Pancakes serves up impossibly fluffy Japanese pancakes that will please even the most jaded gastronome.
It is love at first smell when the strong and irresistible aroma of butter and sweet maple syrup beckons all guests to step right in. Pancakes at Gram Café & Pancakes are slow-cooked on low heat and whipped full of air, resulting in a fluffy texture befitting of a cloud or cotton candy. They are delicious in their simplicity, depending only on premium ingredients and masterful techniques. Gram Café & Pancakes also prides itself for its butter, sauces and cream toppings, all of which are made in-house.
Soft, airy and oh-so-fluffy,the signature Premium Pancakes are a pancake connoisseur’s dream come true. When served, three lofty 4cm thick wobbly discs are stacked altogether making an arresting tower of gravity-defying pancakes. Crowned with melt-in-your-mouth Gram original butter, served alongside special fluffy home-made whipped cream and drizzled generously with sweet maple syrup,this iconic melt-in-your-mouth creation will win the hearts of all who cross its path.
Gram Pancakes is at VivoCity-1 Harbourfront Walk #02-110, Singapore 098585