Flippers Pancakes has for the longest time been an item on my ‘want to eat’ list in Tokyo. Never managed to try it in all my previous visits because I hear that the queue to get in is quite long. Last December, I finally made it there when I was in Tokyo on my own. I made it a point to find my way to the Flippers Pancakes outlet at Daikanyama 15 mins before opening time so that I can plonk myself at the start of the queue.
As it was the Christmas season, the shop was promoting a Christmas special – soufflé pancakes drizzled with strawberry sauce and topped with strawberries. I have no idea why I selected this more expensive item when I do not like eating fresh strawberries. I don’t like fresh strawberries. Period. Not even Japanese strawberries.
The soufflé pancakes were yummy. They were very soft, airy-light and fluffy. I gobbled up the pancakes very quickly yet didn’t feel that I had eaten a thing! If I had any complaints about the pancakes, it was that the taste was slightly too eggy. Besides Flippers Pancakes, the other soufflé pancakes that I have tried are GRAM in Osaka which I remember to be very delicious too.
I love pancakes. They are my comfort food as many of my happy childhood memories revolve around eating and making pancakes with my maternal aunt and maternal grandparents. While I enjoy eating soufflé pancakes, I still prefer digging into a stack of American-style pancakes with good quality butter and a drizzle of honey (no maple syrup for me).
I have tried making soufflé pancakes once, using JustOneCookBook’s recipe. Not difficult, but I think I am better off paying to eat soufflé’ pancakes in Japan instead of sweating it out at the stove making them at home.
Flippers Pancakes (Daikanyama)
Address: 1 Chome-35-16 Ebisunishi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-002
Besides Daikanyama, other outlets are located at Nakameguro, Shimokitazawa, Kichijoji, Jiyugaoka.