Flippers Keseki Pancake
Type of cuisine & Short History :
Hailing from the Stone Ages 30,000 years , pancakes were discovered in the stomach of Otzi the Iceman. IIt not only stood the test of times and many great wars, but also various names given to it – indian cakes, hoe cakes, johnnycakes, journey cakes, buckwheat cakes, buckwheats, griddle cakes, and flapjacks.
After travelling through many continents and going through as many shapes and sizes, it landed in Japan.
The Japanese soufflé pancake seems to defy pastry physics: An airy vanilla batter is flipped and cooked in a pan leaving it lightly toasted on each side and jiggly in the centre. As wobbly as fresh silken tofu and served in tall stacks, each cake manages to maintain its structure, even after it’s dressed with toppings.
This is not a cheap dessert place. For me and Swee Tin, with soft drinks, it set us back $80. But the high quality ingredients make up for it. Pancakes start from $16.80
Who to take here :
Anyone who has a craving for pancakes, especially the jiggly kind.
Good for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Family oriented cafe.
Ambience and Setting : Casual setting. Very yellow!
Speed – Attentive staff.
Staff – Very helpful and friendly.
Just A Little More Info
Soufflé pancakes are far lighter and feel less guilty than regular pancakes even if the two have similar ingredients. The difference lies in that soufflé pancakes require less flour and for the eggs to be separate so that the egg whites are whipped. The meringue result of the whipped egg whites is then gently folded into the rest of the batter. This technique created the airy, fluffy pancake batter.
The ingredients Flippers use are all top grade.
Milk and flour imported directly from Japan
Hinata eggs imported at controlled temperatures from the Kanagawa prefecture where the farm is located and chickens are given a special blended feed to produce the much sort after Hinata Eggs.
Explains the higher than usual price
Admori Apple Souffle
It is seasonal but I hope they make it to the main menu!
Honestly, any pancake on the menu is good. I just like chocolate!
Every other pancake is a must try!
Try it all. Go in a big group and order all of it and share. No regrets!
Everything is really good actually. Only gripe is that if you are into instagrams, the place may not be so instagrammable. Accept maybe for the open kitchen.
1. Make your reservations early.
2. Go early to avoid the queue. Trust me, there would be a queue. Mostly on the weekends though.
3. Don’t just go there to eat the pancakes, take a look at how they prepare it. The staff there can also explain to you the whole process of how they make those pancakes so fluffy.
391A Orchard Road, #B1-56 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873
Reservations done online – http://www.q4what.com/flippers
11.am – 9pm daily