Souffle pancake
Screenshot: Patissier Masayoshi Ishikawa/Youtube

Here’s how you can make Japan’s famous soufflé pancakes at home

Miss the fluffy soufflé pancakes in Japan? You can now cook them at home thanks to famed pâtissier Masayoshi Ishikawa

Kaila Imada
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The famously fluffy Japanese soufflé pancakes are a joy to eat. You’ll find them at many cafés in Tokyo, and you can eat them any time of day – breakfast, brunch and even dessert. While border restrictions make it difficult for foodies around the world to sample this iconic Japanese dish at its birthplace, you can instead try whipping up a batch at home with the help of this easy-to-follow video tutorial and recipe.

This step-by-step cooking video was created by veteran pâtissier Masayoshi Ishikawa, who has 27 years of experience including an eight-year stint at Tokyo’s Hotel New Otani. Along with the soufflé pancakes, the pastry chef also shares a selection of dessert recipes on his YouTube channel, including Japanese strawberry sponge cake, matcha polvoron (Spanish shortbread) and another popular Japanese creation – the soufflé cheesecake.

Making the cloud-like soufflé pancakes has never been easier. The step-by-step video comes with English subtitles and instructions as well as a list of ingredients. Each key step is also time-stamped, so you can easily jump back and forth if you miss anything.

The recipe makes only one big pancake. For larger quantities, just multiply the ingredients accordingly. 

Hungry for more? Check out these Japanese condiments you can add to your cooking or nine different ways to use miso besides making soup.

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