Kawaii Retro Pancake Arriving to Eggs ‘n Things in Japan

31.May.2018 | FOOD

Eggs ‘n Things is a casual restaurant the first opened in Hawaii in 1974, and ever since has become widely popular not just with the locals, but travellers from around the world coming to the archipelago. Their concept rests on the ‘all day breakfast,’ which has them serving deliciously hearty morning food all day long, from sunrise to sunset.

 

Now introducing the new Pancake a la Mode, inspired by a purin a la mode, and topped with 8 kinds of fruits. This mouth-watering treat is available for a limited time only, from June 4 to July 1.

Eggs’n Things_パンケーキ
The colourful dish is served with 8 fruits and topped with a honey jelly. The decorative fruits plating the breakfast are as follows: Andes melon, strawberry, banana, cherry, blueberry, ruby grapefruit, orange, and kiwi.

 

It closely resembles the restaurant’s purin a la mode and has a retro feel to it.

 

Only Eggs ‘n Things Japan could come up with such a kawaii pancake dish. Itadakimasu!

 

■Information

Pancake a la Mode ~8 Fruit Pancake~
Available: Eggs ‘n Things restaurants around Japan

Serving: June 4, 2018―July 1, 2018

Price: ¥1,680 (pre-tax)

Eggs ‘n Things Japan Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/eggsn_harajuku

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    Photo & Text: Kei (@607keih)

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    A Happy Pancake

    幸せのパンケーキ

    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

    紅茶ミルクパンケーキ 自家製グラノーラがけ

    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

    有機抹茶の小倉バターパンケーキ 黒蜜添え

    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!

     

    ■Information

    A Happy Pancake, Hong Kong (幸せのパンケーキ 香港店)

    Grand opening: Friday 28th September 2018

    Address: Shop Nos,203-205,2/F., Lee Garden Three,1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay,Hong Kong

    Opening hours: 10:00 — 22:00 (Last orders: 21:15)

    No regular closing days

    TEL:+852 2338 4315

    URL:http://www.ahappypancake.hk/

     

    A Happy Pancake, Kyoto (幸せのパンケーキ 京都店)

    Address: A Happy Pancake, 2nd floor Kyara Building, 354-1 Iseyacho Gokomachi-tori Takoyakushi Agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

     

    Opening hours: Weekdays: 10:30 — 20:30, Weekends and national holidays: 10:00 — 20:30 (Last orders: 19:40)

    No regular closing days

    TEL:075-257-7777

    Limited edition sales period: Friday 28th September — Friday 12th October 2018

    URL:https://magia.tokyo

     

  • 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!

     

    ■Information

    J.S.PANCAKECAFE x The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Starting: Mid-September 2018 (Subject to change)

    Full branch list below.

     

    J.S. PANCAKE CAFE

    Shibuya Branch

    Address: 2F, 1-20-17 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo

    TEL: 03-3461-2177

     

    Nakano Central Park Branch

    Address: 1F Nakano Central Park East, 4-10-1 Nakano, Nakano Ward, Tokyo

    TEL: 03-5345-7360

     

    Lumine Tachikawa Branch

    Address: 4F Lumine Tachikawa, 2-1-1 Akebonocho, Tachikawa, Tokyo

    TEL: 042-528-4622

     

    Machida MODI Branch

    Address: 1F Machida MODI, 6-2-6 Haramachida, Machida, Tokyo

    TEL: 042-812-2886

     

    Terrace Mall Shonan Branch

    Address: 2F Terrace Mall Shonan, 1-3-1 Tsujidokandai, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture

    TEL: 0466-38-2147

     

    MARK IS Minato Mirai Branch

    Address: 1F MARK IS Minato Mirai, 3-5 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

    TEL: 045-228-2105

     

    LaLaport Fujimi Branch

    Address: 2F LaLaport Fujimi, 1-1313 Yamamuro, Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture

    TEL: 049-275-1360

     

    KUZUHA MALL Branch

    Address: Honkan Hanano Mall 1F Kuzuha Mall, 15-1 Kuzuhahanazonocho, Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture

    TEL: 072-866-0400

     

    Tennoji Mio Branch

    Address: 2F Tennoji Mio Plaza Building, 10-48 Tennoji Hidenin, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

    TEL: 06-6773-3016

     

    Sapporo Stellar Place Branch

    Address: 3F Sapporo Stellar Place East, 2 Chome Kita 5 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

    TEL: 011-209-5121

     

    Kanazawa Hyakubangai Rinto Branch

    Address: 1F Kanazawa Hyakubangai Rinto, 1-1Kinoshinbomachi, Ishikawa Prefecture

    TEL: 076-222-2050

     

    J.S. FOODIES

    S-PAL Sendai Branch

    Address: 3F S-PAL Sendai, 1 Chome Central 115-1, Aoba Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture

    TEL: 022-791-3410

     

    J.S. PANCAKE CAFE Official Website: http://pancake.journal-standard.jp

    J.S. FOODIES Official Website: http://foodies.journal-standard.jp

     

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