Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Souffle Pancakes

Souffle Pancakes are popular in Japan but I have never eaten them when I was in Tokyo back in 2007 so when my friend brought me to eat this Sakura Souffle Pancake in Penang, I have no way of knowing whether it tastes authentic or not.

It is light and fuffly so it is easy to eat. Now you see it, now you don't kind of easy to eat. Not too sweet.

My friend paid for it so I am not sure whether MYR 24.90 is the nett price or not. All other souffle pancake choices consist of the souffle pancakes with the same original flavour but the toppings are different: matcha and red bean, mangoes, chocolate are some of them.

This cafe is named Lavish. It is a Fusion Bakery by Love A Loaf, which is a  popular bakery in Penang,

Back in KL, I tried the Matcha Red Bean souffle pancake (MYR 21 nett) at another popular cafe called "Neighbour's Coffee Bar". The syrup tastes like butterscotch syrup to me but it could be just caramel syrup.

The sides are light and fluffy but the middle part is moist with texture similar to the savoury souffle I ate in Franco cafe in One Utama back in 2015 which is like thick milk foam on a cup of cappucino. They are easy to eat too so very quickly they are no more. Franco cafe is now Marco in One Utama with the same owner but serving almost fine dining food instead. 

I was told that they are out of chocolate items when I placed an order for the chocolate banana souffle pancake. I did not order the one with soft serve because the seasonal flavour for the soft serve has something to do with caramel which I do not quite like.

Foc drinking water is provided but the two of us ordered a cup of black coffee at MYR 9 nett. The coffee is thick and rich with a taste so unique that I inquired about the bean and the answer is Ethiopia Aricha Pink by Cloud Catcher with the online description of "89pts Bubble gum and floral aromatics with flavours of raspberry, rose water, red grapes, blueberry, cherry jam and very elegant finish" - no wonder we could not put our finger on the taste.

This cafe is located in Seri Gembira Avenue, Happy Garden where Canton Kitchen is.

The cafe is bright and pleasant so the 30 minutes wait for the pancake after placing our order was bearable. We were there earlier but it was full house so we went to another eatery for a quick lunch to fill our hungry tummies before returning here for desserts at our leisure.

14 comments:

  1. Kinda thick, the pancakes. Look like Dorayaki.

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    1. That is the idea because it is souffle too. Thick to showcase its fluffiness. The texture is totally way different from Dorayaki.

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  2. That plate of Souffle Pancakes looks beautiful and tempting. I think I ate them somewhere in Japan but I cannot recall the place. It was very delicious and mouthwatering. let me try this in Penang to compare! hahaha

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    1. you can try in kl since you are in kl.

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  3. These are thick so must be very light from your description.

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    1. if you like to eat light and airy pancakes.

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  5. I never tasted a souffle pancake or even red bean matcha pancake. Usually I have plain pancake. Nice presentation.

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  6. There is one souffle pancake place in Damansara Uptown. It's called Hotcakes, along same row as The Ship. I have yet to try it.

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    1. please do try it and also the soy souffle pancakes at soylab and see whether you like them.

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  7. I have not tried souffle pancakes before, the only pancakes i had before were the hotcakes from mac, very lovely presentation of the pancakes

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