Eggs ‘n Things Japan to Release Limited Edition Berry Pancake for Golden Week
22.April.2018 | FOOD
Whether it’s the morning, afternoon or the evening, Eggs ‘n Things Japan will serve you a delicious and hearty breakfast. All day everyday.
For the duration of Golden Week, from April 27 to May 13, the shop will serve fat Quintuple Berry Pancakes, piled with an assortment of their popular berries.
In case you didn’t know, quintuple means ‘five’. As the name suggests, these luxuriously ample and appetising pancakes are stacked with five varieties of berries: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and red currents. The sweet and sour tang of the berries go hand in hand with the accompanying tower of whipped cream. A truly satisfying treat to even look at.
Berry lovers won’t be able to resist the Quintuple Berry Pancake from Eggs ‘n Things. What are you waiting for? Go eat!
The “Pancake Prince” Opens A Brand New Pancake Restaurant in Omotesando
After a year of extensive research eating pancake after pancake, the one known as the “Pancake Prince” will open another branch of the Pancake restaurant VERY FANCY® in Omotesando on September 11. This restaurant will feature a unique Omotesando menu.
The real identity of the legendary Pancake Prince is Satoru Sugimoto. In just one year, he visited a total of over 200 pancake restaurants in Japan and even overseas. His endless research led him to crafting a series of special recipes, which consist of high quality ingredients such as low viscosity wheat flour, aluminium-free baking powder, buttermilk and homemade cheese. The pancakes are fried carefully, creating a fluffy pancake with a new half-baked texture.
VERY FANCY® has launched a brand new online advanced booking system which allows customers to quickly take to their seats without having to wait. Thanks to this new system, the restaurant has now become queueless.
The menu at the brand new restaurant is based on the restaurant’s standard pancake menu. The additional Omotesando menu is full of original ingredients and toppings that are unique to Omotesando. If you turn up to this branch, you can enjoy a lot more than just pancakes as there will be a variety of collaboration contents offered as well. This restaurant has also prepared a kid’s menu and baby chairs.
Homemade cheese kneaded into pancake batter and then fried to perfection ー this is just one example of the new fluffy “half cooked” texture pancakes that you absolutely must try. Come spend a wonderful moment munching marvelous pancakes surrounded by a cute and photogenic atmosphere.
VERY FANCY®︎ OMOTESANDO
Grand Opening: September 11, 2019
Address: AF Lohas St.Bidg 2F, 5-3-8 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00
No regular holidays.
Reservation Website: http://veryfancy.me
Introducing Four Delicious Strawberry Desserts This Summer in Hokkaido
Hokkaido is a popular tourist destination for Japanese people as well as foreigners. During the winter, it is the perfect place to go skiing and during the summer, you will not suffer under sweltering heat like the rest of Japan. Hokkaido not only flourishes with wonderful tourist locations and delicious gourmet seafood, but also beautiful and stylish cafés.
Instagrammer Kei @607keih) uses his account to introduce the world to delicious desserts and meals. Today, he will be introducing you to the delicious strawberry-flavoured desserts that Hokkaido’s capital Sapporo has to offer.
holidays pancake/ Susukino
Strawberry Pancake with Raspberry Sauce: ￥1200
holidays pancake is only open on Sundays. It is located inside a beer bar called es CRAFT. I ordered the strawberry pancake with raspberry sauce. The plate was stacked with three pancakes which were deliciously covered in fresh cream, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, strawberries and raspberry sauce. The pancakes were soft and spongy. The flavour of the ricotta cheese really came through. Overall, this pancake is a very unique pancake to Hokkaido.
The sweetness of the raspberry sauce and sourness of the lemon juice balanced out for a slightly sour tinge. The fresh cream and vanilla ice cream toppings can be obtained for free by simply following the café on Instagram. The variety of toppings add a whole new range of flavours and colours for you to mix and match, so there is no getting bored. You can reserve your spot simply by sending them a direct message on Instagram, or by referring to their story! These pancakes are a rare find in Hokkaido, so you must try them.
Address: 1st floor N-place Building, 3-2-1, 4 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo
Access: 3-minute walk from Susuki Station/Hosui-Susukino Station
Opening Hours: 11:00 ー 16:00（Last orders: 5:30）
Closed: Mondays ー Saturdays
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyujitsulab/
Berry Berry Crazy is located on the 2nd floor of the building between 5-chome and 6 chome of Tanuki-Koji. The desserts here are made using strawberries sourced from Urakawa Sugano Orchard in Hokkaido. The species of strawberry used in the desserts is completely dependent on what is received upon the delivery of the ingredients that are received on the day. The parfait I ordered was made using a species of strawberry called Kaorino.
The parfait contained fresh strawberries and strawberry compote, whipped cream, strawberry granita, pie crust, chiffon cake, and milk ice cream. You can tell that this parfait is full of strawberry goodness just by looking at it. Not only are the strawberries delicious, but the strawberry granita and strawberry compote were also to die for. This combined with the delicious whipped cream enhances the rich flavour even more.
▼Berry Berry Crazy
Address: 2nd floor, 5-20-2, Minami 3 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo
Access: Approx. 5-minute walk from Odori Subway Station/Susuki Station
Opening Hours: 18:00 ー 24:00 (Last orders: 23:30)
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/berryberrycrazy/
Café Blue/ Chuo Ward
Condensed Milk Strawberry Pancake: ￥1380 ※ Can change pancakes to waffles
A mountain of whipped cream sits on the pancakes served at this popular café. The condensed milk strawberry pancake intrigued me for quite while so I decided to order it.
The plate is stacked with three pancakes, fresh cream and condensed milk. This is then drizzled with strawberry sauce and topped with vanilla ice cream. The pancakes were fluffy and the cream balanced the overall flavour, making it moderately sweet. The sweetness of the condensed milk and the sourness of the strawberry sauce were so delicious that there was no way I could get bored.
▼ Café Blue
Address: 16-9-12, Minami 3 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo
Access: 5-minute walk from Ropeway iriguchi Station
Opening Hours: 9:00 ー 19:00, (last orders: 18:00)
Breakfast: 9:00 ー 11:00, lunch/dinner: 10:00 ー 19:00, desserts: 10:00 ー 19:00,
Open all year round.
Official Website: https://cafeblue.exblog.jp/
Fruit Squash: ￥500 each
Shirayuki is located in Tanuki-Koji. The fruit squash here comes in four flavours and each contains popping boba. Today I ordered the Strawberry Squash. Strawberry sauce is drizzled into a cup of carbonated water. Popping boba is then added. The drink is topped with strawberries.
The bubbles of the carbonated water makes it the perfect way to cool down in the summer. This drink is only available until August 15, so if you want to try it, get there soon.
Address: Shirayuki Sapporo Aiseikan Building, 5 Chome, Minami 1-jo nishi 5, Chuo Ward, Sapporo
Access: Approx. 5-min walk from Odori Subway Station
Opening Hours: 12:30 ー 19:00
No regular holidays
Official Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/shirayuki.hokkaido
So how about it? Kei’s Instagram account is full of desserts and meals that you absolutely must try. If you are going to visit Hokkaido, make sure to check out Kei’s Instagram so you know exactly which restaurant or café you want to visit!
Original article information and photographer: Kei (@607keih)
This Summer, Try These Luxurious Kyoto-Limited Uji Matcha Pancakes
25.July.2019 | FOOD
Eggs ’n Things, Shijo Street, Kyoto will be selling luxurious Uji matcha pancakes from August 1, 2019.
Eggs ‘n Things Shijo Street first launched their delicious uji matcha pancakes back in February 2017. The pancakes quickly became a big hit among the locals as well as the tourists, appealing to visitors who wanted to discover more about Kyoto. This summer, Eggs ‘n Things is packing their Kyoto-limited pancakes with even more Kyoto goodness.
These pancakes are luxuriously covered with rich matcha custard cream and garnished with rice flour dumplings, adzuki bean paste, chestnuts and a mini monaka wafer cake. Matcha is even kneaded into the pancake dough, maximising its mellow flavour. If you visit Kyoto, be sure to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of matcha ordering these matcha pancakes at Eggs ‘n Things Shijo Street, Kyoto.
Kyoto-limited Uji Matcha Pancakes
Price: ￥1,580 (before tax)
Limited sale period start date: August 1, 2019
Restaurant: Eggs ’n Things Shijo Street, Kyoto
Eggs ’n Things Shijo Street, Kyoto
Address: 47-4, Motoakuojicho, Higashinoroindori Shijo Sagaru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Opening Hours: 9:00 ー 22:00 (last orders: 21:00)
6 Must-Visit Cafes in Hokkaido For Their Kawaii Pancakes
Hokkaido is the northernmost of Japan’s islands and a popular tourist location with both locals and overseas visitors, enjoyed for its winter sports like skiing, hot springs and more. It is also enjoyed for its cool climate, being the coldest region in Japan. It’s home to many tourist spots and seafood restaurants, but today we’re covering its countless cute cafes.
Kei, a Japanese Instagrammer, posts his visits to the many cafes of Sapporo―the capital of Hokkaido―on his Instagram page（
607keih）. Today he will introduce us to 6 must-visit cafes in Hokkaido with the cutest pancakes.
Fafi Tamago no Pancake g-plus (Susukino, Sapporo)
This popular little cafe in the district of Susukino showcases its assortment of pancakes in a glass display. The cafe now sells affordable pancake and purin sets. I ordered the “Fruits and Milky & Chocolate Purin” set (¥980).
The fluffy pancake is made with Fafi’s famous eggs which have a rich flavour and big yolks. The milky cream is sweet and silky smooth. Inside the pancake is delicious pineapple and strawberries which add a deliciously fruity accent.
Their pancakes are noticeably smaller at g-plus but since it comes with a purin in the set you’re sure to be nice and full after. The set is perfect to share too.
▼Fafi Tamago no Pancake g-plus (Japanese: ファフィたまごのパンケーキ g-plus)
Address: 9-1019 Minami 5 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Business Hours: 11:30-19:00 (Last Orders 18:00)
Closed: Thursdays & Fridays
Official Website: https://g-plus.owst.jp/
Café ZIKKA (Kiyota, Sapporo)
Café ZIKKA serves a variety of pastries and desserts. Their elusive strawberry pancakes are a limited-time-only offer. These fat and fluffy pancakes have a distinctly different taste to other places. Heaping with strawberries, the fruit and pancakes marry in the most sumptuous of flavours when eaten with the yogurt ice cream centre. The strawberries also come in a variety of forms including whole, compote and sauce, making for a variety of succulent textures.
The fresh cream isn’t overly-sweet making for a lighter pancake. It’s also topped with crushed almond for added texture. The size of the pancakes aren’t huge but since it’s served with two and many toppings you’ll absolutely be satisfied afterwards.
Address: 11-12 Hiraokakoenhigashi, Kiyota Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Business Hours: 11:00-20:00 (10:00-19:00 in January and February)
Closed: Wednesdays (Open on national holidays)
Official Website: http://yoshidacoffee.com/index.html
Kaze o Kanjite (Motomachi, Sapporo)
This cafe is just a 5-minute walk from Motomachi Station via the Tōhō Line. Simply exit from Exit 1 of the station, make a right and you’ll arrive right there.
This cafe’s aim is to bring it lots of students to eat their pancakes which are both cheap and delicious. I ordered the berry sauce pancakes.
The cafe’s homemade strawberry jam contains pieces of fresh strawberry which alone already make the pancakes tantalising enough. They are served with a side of fresh fruits like extra strawberries as well as orange slices. The pancakes served here are so good that I personally count them as the best in Sapporo. That, and the prices are amazing for the huge portions you get. I want more people to get to know about this place, and not just students.
▼Kaze o Kanjite (Japanese: 風をかんじて)
Address: Kita House 1F, 17-2-3 Kita 24 Johigashi, Higashi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Business Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Last Orders 17:00)
Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays
ROJIURA CAFÉ (Susukino, Sapporo)
ROJIURA CAFÉ is another cafe located in Susukino round on the backstreet of Round One. They serve pancakes and parfaits right into the early hours of the morning.
Their caramel sauce has salt in it to add a mouthwatering salty flavour that draws out the sweetness of the fresh cream. The nuts only add to this delectable delight of a pancake.
Fine and fluffy pancakes fit for the gods. Whether it’s a dessert like pancakes or parfaits or even meals, ROJIURA CAFÉ’s doors are open to you from the evening until the deepest hours of the night.
Address: TAKARA6.3, 3 Chome Minami 6 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
[Mon-Thurs] 18:00-03:00 (Last Orders 02:00)
[Fri-Sat] 18:00-04:00 (Last Orders 03:00)
[Sun & Holidays] 18:00-01:00 (Last Orders 00:00)
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: http://sapporo-rojiuracafe.com/
OJ Coffee (Kotoni, Sapporo)
You’ll find OJ Coffee just a few minutes’ walk from Kotoni Station in Nishi Ward, Sapporo. This cafe serves exquisite coffees and boasts an abundant menu consisting of soba noodles, curries, steaks and more. They also serve pancakes so I decided to give them a go.
Fluffy, moist and glorious. The pancake is topped with custard and served with a side of fresh cream, both of which aren’t overly sweet and go perfectly with the sweet beaten eggs of the pancakes. Decorated the outside of the plate is an assortment of fruits, maple syrup and other tempting treats for a variety of flavours. The coffee flavoured soft serve ice cream is a great palate cleanser too. The ice cream doesn’t have the bitterness that comes with coffee but it’s very coffee flavoured. It’s close to Kotoni Station so if you’re strolling around Nishi Ward looking for a cafe I highly recommend visiting here.
Address: D Planning Bldg. 1F, Kotoni 2 Jo, Nishi Ward, Sapporo
Business Hours: 7:30~22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://www.oj-coffee.com/
Café Blue (Ishiyama-dori, Sapporo)
Café Blue, built up from a renovated old house, is currently selling a new lemon and yogurt pancake for a limited time.
Their pancakes never fail to be anything less than fluffy. The generously drizzled yogurt sauce is fairly refreshing and sweet while still retaining that yummy yogurt flavour. The lemon curd sauce, too, is refreshing and combines well with the pancakes as lemon always does. The lemon also has honey in it making for a satisfyingly sweet and sour combination.
The ice cream on top is salt flavoured which bring out all the sweet flavours of the dessert. The crunchy almonds are nice and nutty and bring a great texture to the soft and sticky combinations. When I eat pancakes this is the kind of thing I’m looking for!
The sauce was refreshing and the pancake overall was delicious and very easy to get down. The yogurt sauce really is amazing!
Address: 16-9-12 Minami 19 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Business Hours: 9:00-19:00 (Last Orders 18:00)
No Fixed Holidays
Did you enjoy Kei’s picks? Be sure to check out their Instagram page for more recommended desserts and foods to try in Sapporo. There’s a wealth of choices on there that will make for great reference when travelling to Hokkaido.
Photo & Text: Kei (@607keih)
Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
Mogu Mogu Nippon | Convenience Store: 3 Seven Eleven Matcha Desserts
If you are wondering what Japan is particularly good at, matcha desserts is definitely one of them. However, you don’t have to go to a shop that specialises in matcha sweets to get your fill. Matcha desserts can be easily obtained from the convenience store and once you start, it is hard to stop.
Today, Instagrammer Yukko is going to introduce you to three delicious matcha desserts that you can get from Seven Eleven.
Dorayaki Pancakes Filled With Matcha Cream ￥278 (before tax)
Seven Eleven is always selling some kind of delicious matcha cream-filled dorayaki. This time, the name has been changed slightly. This dorayaki is just ￥3 more expensive than last time, however it looks just as good as it always has. You just will not be able to resist buying it.
As you take your first bite of this high-quality snack, the scent of the matcha will reach you first, followed by the flavour of the matcha which spreads instantly through your mouth. The matcha is rich yet so light that it will instantly melt on your tongue. The pancakes sandwiching the large creamy matcha filling are both fluffy and thick. Cut it in half and you will not be able to resist.
This is a wonderful snack to sink your teeth into while you walk. If you want to keep your hands clean, you could even use a spoon to scoop out the filling. Enjoy it in your own unique way as it is tasty no matter how you choose to enjoy it!
Matcha and Matcha Parfait ￥278
As the name implies, this matcha parfait is the perfect opportunity to taste a variety of matcha flavours in one single tub. From the bottom, the cup is filled with matcha jelly, followed by matcha mousse, milk mousse and matcha whipped cream. Within the layers of matcha whipped cream you will discover a goldmine of matcha jelly and a dorayaki pancake core.
The matcha flavour of the jelly is quite weak, however its wobbly and springy texture contributes to the deliciousness of the parfait. The moderately sweet whipped cream combined with the matcha flavour is perfectly balanced. The milk mousse has a rich, milky flavour. It may be sweet, however the matcha mousse underneath it is slightly bitter, so enjoy them together for a delicious overall flavour.
The fluffy matcha mousse and rich matcha is unbelievably delicious. The dorayaki centre is soft, fluffy and thick which accents the flavour. Overall, the parfait is not overpoweringly sweet and the matcha flavour is gentle on your tongue.
Uji Matcha Cream Mochi: ￥110 (before tax )
Uji Matcha Cream Mochi is a soft, thin and chewy dough that is rolled out thin and then wrapped around a large spoon of uji matcha cream. This is always a popular pick. Last time, they served the uji matcha chocolate mochi. I wonder how the Uji Matcha Cream Mochi will taste!
This time, the mochi has a slightly more springy texture. The outside is chewy, yet the inside is gooey. This mochi cake is bursting with matcha so you can really enjoy the matcha flavour. The bitter matcha flavour is perfectly balanced with a touch of sweetness. This dessert even come with a fork so that you don’t have to get your hands dirty.
I know, it is hard to choose which matcha dessert to try. Convenience stores are always refreshing the varieties of goods they sell, so if you are particularly attracted to any of the desserts mentioned above, it is probably best to try them before they are replaced.
Mogu Mogu Yukko introduces lots of desserts and sweets that are easily found in convenience stores and supermarkets on her Instagram so please check out her other posts:
Photos and Text: Mogu Mogu Yukko
Get refreshed with J.S. PANCAKE CAFÉ’s new Setouchi lemontastic menu!
10.May.2019 | FOOD
Pancake shop J.S. PANCAKE CAFÉ, which is owned by apparel brand JOURNAL STANDARD, is launching a fair menu called “Lemon State of Mind” from Friday 10th May 2019. The new menu uses lemons sourced from Setouchi; the coastal area of the Seto Inland Sea which runs along Hiroshima and Okayama (and is well known for its lemons!)
J.S PANCAKE CAFÉ uses 100% wheat flour that is sourced from within Japan and has a delicious fragrance. From sweet to exquisitely salty, the menu is full of variety. The menu consists of four new sweet treats including pancakes, parfaits, drinks and much more! Setouchi lemons are the focal point of all these delicious treats!
LEMON PAVLOVA PANCAKE ¥1,180 + tax
After the meringue is baked until white, it becomes the crown to a stack of pancakes that were specially made using fresh Setouchi lemons. Using a knife, gently open the pavlova and a flow of sweet yet sour lemon curd will come rushing out. Let the Setouchi lemon curd and honey marinade intertwine with the pancakes and enjoy.
+¥100 TOPPING ICE CREAM
You can ask for a topping of creamy vanilla ice cream for an additional ¥100. This will create an even richer flavour for you to enjoy!
LEMON FRENCH PANCAKE ¥1,280 + tax
The pancakes are soaked in a marinade and then fried to make a french toast-style french pancake. The lemons are carefully boiled and then caramelized with the pancakes. You will enjoy munching through this right to the lemon skin! Refreshing yoghurt cream is served alongside the pancakes for customers to try out the different flavours!
“SETOUCHI” LEMON PARFAIT ¥1,000 + tax
A layer of lemon jelly is followed by lemon custard and then topped with a yoghurt mixture containing a superfood: chia seeds! Finally, a scoop of ogon shoga ginger and lemon-infused ice cream is placed on top and garnished generously with lemon slices to make this very adult-worthy parfait!
GREEN TEA LEMONADE ¥580 + tax
This lemonade contains earl grey-infused green tea and carbonic acid. The aftertaste is a fresh, new flavour!
In addition, those who order the lemon pavlova pancakes or the lemon french pancakes will then be given a “lemonade service ticket” to use next time. With this ticket, you can order a lemonade of your choice and get it for absolutely free! These tickets are given on a first-come-first-served basis.
You just can’t miss out on this lemon-tastic menu!
Lemon State of Mind
Running: Friday 10th May ー Sunday 30th June 2019
Running at all J.S. PANCAKE CAFÉs
J.S. PANCAKE CAFÉ official website: http://pancake.journal-standard.jp
Eggs ‘n Things releases strawberry and sakura pancakes only for this spring!!
14.March.2019 | FOOD
Eggs ‘n Things are releasing a splash of pink to their menu this spring. The spring-limited menu includes a strawberry and cherry blossom whipped cream pancake (いちごと桜ホイップのパンケーキ) and a pink eggs benedict with beetroot sauce. The menu will be available from Friday 22nd March to Thursday 25th April 2019.
Strawberry and cherry blossom whipped cream pancake ￥1,480 (+ tax)
Strawberry paste is kneaded into the pancake and the pancake is topped with cherry blossom-flavoured whipped cream. This dessert is covered with smooth, refreshing strawberries and fromage blanc sourced from within Japan. A generous servicing of strawberry sauce finishes the dish. Enjoy this with a serving of light and sweet spring-coloured whipped cream!
Pink eggs benedict with beetroot sauce ￥1,380 (+ tax)
The well-known superfood the eggs benedict but served with a twist. A spring-themed pink hollandaise sauce has been made by combining white sauce with beetroot sauce. This is served with salmon, mozzarella cheese and avocado ー what a perfect combination!
Enjoy a serving of Eggs ’n Things limited edition menu along with a slice of happiness this spring!
Strawberry and cherry blossom whipped cream pancake
Pink eggs benedict with beetroot sauce
Running: Friday 22nd March to Thursday 25th April 2019.
Available in restaurants within Japan only: ※ Not available at LaLaport and Nagoya Minato AQULS, Takasaki OPA, Kashiwa Takashimaya Station Mall
Eggs ’n Things official website: https://www.eggsnthingsjapan.com/
Strawberry Tapioca Pancakes Pile Their Way Into Osaka’s #702 CAFE&DINER
#702 CAFE&DINER in Namba Parks has introduced new tapioca pancakes to its menu which can now be ordered until February 28.
Towering four thick individual pancakes, each serving is topped with smooth and fluffy cream before being decorated with chewy and colourful tapioca. There are four tapioca flavours to choose from: strawberry, mango, matcha and tea.
To give an example of how delicious this pancakes really are, the milk tea versions come with tea flavoured tapioca balls, milk tea flavoured sauce, and cream. It’s like eating milk flavoured bubble tea. The toppings may look simple but they are sumptuous, vibrant and photo-worthy.
＃702 CAFE&DINER Namba Parks
Address: Namba Parks Floor 7F, 2-10-70 Nanbanaka, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Access: 1-minute on foot from the central and south exits of Namba Station via the Nankai Main Line and Nankai Kōya Line
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
These 8-Layered Mille-Feuille Pancakes Sold at Belle-Ville in Are Super Popular!
11.October.2018 | FOOD
The fluffy and wobbly pancake extraordinaires at Belle-Ville opened a new branch in Okamoto, Kobe on October 10. This is their fourth branch in total and second in Japan, following on from Osaka, Thailand and Singapore.
Pancakes are made fresh to order at Belle-Ville. Not only do they taste good, they look incredible too and make for a perfect addition to Instagram pages. As well as their popular 8-stacked mille-feuille style pancakes, they are introducing some brand new options to the menu.
There’s been a calling for something that’s milky, not too sweet and has lots of fresh cream. Belle-Ville have heard the demand and have responded with the new fresh cream-packed Kamadashi Pancake served in a hot skillet. These are also available for takeout.
Chocolate & Fried Banana Pancakes
There’s lots and lots of popular regulars too like the chocolate and fried banana pancakes. Belle-Ville is hugely popular in Thailand and Singapore too, so head there yourself to experience just how good they really are!
Belle-Ville – Hankyu Okamoto Station Branch
Address: Umeda Chikagai North Mall 1, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00-20:00 (Last Orders 19:00) / Weekends 8:00-20:00 (Last Orders 19:00)
Official Website: http://belle-ville.net
Japan’s “A Happy Pancake” opens branch in Hong Kong! Kyoto Matcha Pancake limited commemoration sale!
22.September.2018 | FOOD
On Friday 28th September, specialist pancake shop “A Happy Pancake” will open up shop for the first time in a foreign country!
“A happy pancake” opened in Omotesando, Tokyo in November 2015 and quickly became hot stuff. The shop was being featured on TV, in magazines and in the blink of an eye, massive queues started forming outside the door. 25 more shops sprung up all over Japan following this quick success. Now, the shop is celebrating its first ever overseas branch as it opens in Hong Kong!
The Hong Kong branch will open on Friday 28th September. The interior of A Happy Pancake is calm and has a relaxing atmosphere. At the store front, you can see the pancakes being cooked in the open kitchen before your very eyes! After watching each pancake being carefully cooked one by one, they are brought to the overexcited customers who cannot wait to dig in!
A Happy Pancake
The big difference between a regular pancake and a Happy Pancake is that a Happy Pancake has a fluffy texture. A lot of time and effort goes into the preparation of the pancakes. There is a very important key stage in the process. No baking powder is added to the pancake mixture and there are no artificial additives. A lot of care and attention goes into every pancake and they are all made entirely fresh. An ordinary pancake is fried for a few minutes on a pan, but a Happy Pancake adopts a completely different and original cooking method. Happy Pancakes are fried in a covered pan for more than 20 minutes. As is written on the shop’s blackboard menu, this is served with “whipped butter”, which is made using pure manuka honey that is directly imported from New Zealand.
Milk Tea Pancake topped with Homemade Granola
Besides the “Happy Pancake”, there are many other popular items on the menu, for example, the milk tea pancake. This is a fusion of black tea and fresh caramel. The strong flavour of the cream and homemade apple and cinnamon granola accentuates the flavour. Please come try it!
Organic Matcha Ogura Butter Pancake with Brown Sugar Syrup
To commemorate the opening of the new branch in Hong Kong, Kyoto’s famous organic matcha red bean paste butter pancake that is topped with brown sugar syrup will be available for one week only! The scent of matcha compliments the fluffy, thick texture. The pancake is carefully fried and given the faint colour of matcha and gently topped with ogura red bean paste and a square of butter. This menu is full of Japanese flavours!!
Fill up on Japan’s famous fluffy pancakes in Hong Kong!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Themed Cafés to Open in Collaboration With J.S. PANCAKE CAFE
01.September.2018 | FOOD
J.S. PANCAKE CAFE is a pancake shop run by Japanese apparel brand JOURNAL STANDARD. They are teaming up with The Very Hungry Caterpillar to turn their cafés into the world of the internationally beloved picture book. The collaboration will begin at 11 branches of J.S. PANCAKE CAFE and 1 branch of J.S. FOODIES from mid-September this year and run for four months.
J.S. PANCAKE CAFE offers a diverse pancake menu, serving everything from sweet types to salty types and all made using delicious 100% wheat flour made in Japan. The café is enjoyed thoroughly by kids and adults alike.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s picture book designed, written and illustrated by American author Eric Carle. It was first published in 1969 and has gone on to be translated in over 60 languages worldwide with over 44 million copies sold. Carle is lauded for his skill with colour, and his vivid imagination will be faithfully brought to life in the pancakes served at the cafés.
The four month duration the cafés will be open from September to December will reflect both the growth of the caterpillar as well as the story of the book. The first month, September, will represent the sun on the day that the caterpillar was born. In October, he will eat fruits and grow. In November he will enter his cocoon. Finally, in December, he will turn into a butterfly. All of this will be illustrated on the pancakes each month.
All of the striking food that appears in the story will be also be put onto one plate to b e shared with friends and family. There will also be a parfait, drinks and more. all capturing the same world.
The Nakano Central Park branch of J.S. PANCAKE CAFE will serve as the flagship store and be decorated in such a way that it will be like stepping into the picture book yourself. As well as the food, there will also be merchandise available as well as events held.
If you’re a fan of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and want to relive your childhood, now’s the perfect opportunity!
Mount Fuji Pancakes Made in Lava Furnace Now Available in Yamanashi Prefecture
These ‘Mount Fuji Pancakes’ are cooked in lava furnaces at Mount Fuji. They’re being sold at The Noborisaka Hotel.
Mount Fuji Pancakes
Price: ¥980 (Tax Included)
Cooking the pancakes in a lava furnace causes the molecules to vibrate due to the far infrared effect. This means it cooks at a high temperature in a short period of time. Because of this, the necessary moisture ceases to evaporate, resulting in a soft, fluffy and deliciously cooked pancake. They’re made with mascarpone which leaves a refreshing taste in your mouth
Strawberry Chocolate Fondue Pancake
Price: ¥1,880 (Tax Included)
Mount Fuji European Style Curry (only 30 served per day)
Price: ¥1,280 (Tax Included)
There’s other dishes cooked in the furnaces too including pizza, steak and fried vegetables. It’s different from cooking in an ordinary furnace. The surface doesn’t burn but the heat, juices and flavour remain inside.
Try this ultimate Mount Fuji meal for yourself.