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Jan

Pan Cakes

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I must’ve said that more than a million times while eating pancakes in Japan. Pancakes are my passion. Well, they aren’t really, to be honest, but I liked the alliteration. I do love pancakes, but if they were truly my passion, I would be eating at a different pancake joint every day in Tokyo. You could totally eat pancakes everyday and not repeat yourself. If you’re a pancake connoisseur and you’re looking for where to eat fluffy Japanese pancakes in Tokyo, look no further. There are three big pancake places that everyone seems to visit, and for good reason.
 
If you haven’t seen/eaten Japanese pancakes, you’re in for a treat! They’re fluffy, cloudy, and incredibly light. There are actually many, many kinds of Japanese pancakes. There’s hotto keiki, which are the Japanese version of regular pancakes, but on crack – hotto keiki tend to be tall, thick and fluffy, but slightly on the dense side. There are also many places in Japan that do American style pancakes, which are exactly what you’d think – the pancakes you know and love, topped with fruit, nuts, cornflakes, and the like. There are even cook your own pancake places where you have a hot plate in front of you so you can be the pancake master. But my favorite pancake, and the pancake style that I think you should absolutely eat in Japan, is the soufflé pancake.